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Host your existing WordPress Blog on Windows Azure
You have a self-hosted WordPress blog and you want to move it to the Azure Platform? Have your WP site benefit from the reliable, enterprise grade infrastructure that Windows Azure offers to securely host web sites with high availability by default. Moving a WordPress site to Azure can't be any easier...
26 Aug 2013
Step-by-step tutorial on how to create a backend for your web application in the cloud using PHP (Windows Azure)
For all those who wish to have a feel of what the cloud is like and how easy it is to implement a cloud based backend for your web application, this is exactly what you have to read. When I was asked to develop a cloud based system for my University, I wasn’t even sure of what a “cloud...
1 Apr 2013
Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start (Free Course)
The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) team is excited to announce a new course in the popular “ Jump Start ” series of live online training events! This one-day event will feature Technical Evangelist David Tesar and IT Security and Infrastructure Architect Richard Harrison delivering an engaging...
11 Feb 2013
Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)
This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your...
5 Dec 2012
Windows Azure Now Stores Over 4 Trillion Objects, Processes 270K Requests Per Second
Have you wondered about the scalability of Windows Azure? Well Windows Azure Storage is now storing over 4 trillion objects! Read http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/18/windows-azure-4-trillion-objects/ to discover more.
19 Jul 2012
Great example of scalability on Windows Azure, from 0 to more than a million users
During the recent spring release of Windows Azure a session was streamed about an application that needed to grow rapidly from no users to more than a million users in a short period of time. Have a look at http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/Conversations#Pottermore to see the capabilities for scalability...
25 Jun 2012
Windows Azure, recent posts
Sharing two interesting posts that give some good information on the Windows Azure platform. A blog by Forrester’s James Staten about the recent launch and a post by Wade Wagner on his notes from the keynote by Scott Guthrie
12 Jun 2012
Windows Azure at TechEd, North America
On the 11th June many of the Windows Azure sessions from TechEd North America will be streamed. Check out the content at http://northamerica.msteched.com/#fbid=gLps9QbM0Q0 and register for the live streaming and hear directly from Satya Nadella, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich, Bill Staples, Quentin...
9 Jun 2012
Windows Azure: Flexible, Open, Solid, now live in the Gulf
Windows Azure is now live in the Gulf! Want to know more visit http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ . Take a tour of the Digital Chalk talks to see how to build, deploy, publish Websites on Azure using ASP.NET, node.js and how to create and manage Windows and Linux Virtual Machines on Azure. Review the keynote...
8 Jun 2012
Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud”
Visit the Windows Azure blog post authored by Bill Laing, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Server and Cloud Division to discover the new capabilities coming to the Azure platform in the Gulf. To discover more about Windows Azure and what it can mean to you take part in the Meet Windows Azure eve...
6 Jun 2012
Meet Windows Azure!
You’re invited to attend a special online event on June 7 th live from San Francisco. See the latest in Windows Azure cloud-computing technologies, presented by Scott Guthrie and other technology leaders. Visit meetwindowsazure.com to save the date and register for event updates. When : June...
27 May 2012
Imagine Cup is coming, to town..
Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
19 Apr 2012
Microsoft has reinvented its certification, MCSE is back
Microsoft has reinvented its certification program by building a broader and deeper set of technology solutions skills validation, starting with cloud related skills. As one of the most recognized and respected certification programs, Microsoft is charting the path for IT Professionals and Developers...
11 Apr 2012
Ford Puts Phone Apps in the Driving Seat
Innovation at its best! Check out this video and article about the news technology included in Ford cars. It includes mobile apps, cloud computing and so much more. And all this, from a car. I wonder what our cars will look like in 15 years. Video from CNN Not content with revolutionizing smart...
28 Feb 2012
Good news for Windows 8: Microsoft beats Amazon, Google in cloud speed test [Reprint]
A year-long independent test of cloud service providers was recently wrapped up by Compuware. Among the providers tested were the three big dogs: Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. And although the Azure cloud platform is still fairly young, it fared quite well against the competition. In fact, it proved...
29 Nov 2011
SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate is here!!
Excited to announce SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) . SQL Server 2012 RC is the first release which is feature complete and delivers additional enhancements and capabilities built on the already robust CTP3: Greater availability. AlwaysOn, delivering added functionality over CTP3 that...
19 Nov 2011
Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards
Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards will be presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on the 21st June, Olympia, London. Since...
24 Oct 2011
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure … Short Video
It is very fascinating to take a look under the hood at what enables the Microsoft Cloud Services and make **true** the buzz about SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS as offered from Microsoft. The high scale automation of cloud services operations and the 99.95% availability and reliability is based on magnificent...
8 Sep 2011
Cloud Computing–Watch the Youngest Experts Explain the Cloud
The Cloud has reached the youngest minds! This is a great video where kids explain the cloud.
11 Jun 2011
Windows Azure … The Kitchen You Never Had
Long Post Disclaimer:-): Sorry this post turned out to be a bit longer than I expected but if you can take a minute to read through it, it may be worth your time. I suppose it is weird to associate Windows Azure with a kitchen but I got this flash idea and thought I capitalize on it. I do have lots...
11 Jun 2011
Case Study: Travelocity moves to the Windows Azure Platform
Windows Azure is the PaaS offering from Microsoft and adoption has been on the rise in markets where it is offered. I am pleased to share with you the details in the form of the Travelocity case study and video which have been published by the Cloud and Server Team. This is simply one out of many case...
29 May 2011
FREE Developer Training Online for Students :)
Don’t forget, through DreamSpark students get FREE training from PluralSight! See below list of trainings available for you today. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these amazing learning opportunities to help you prepare for the world of IT! Course Level...
12 May 2011
The Cloud … from a different and simplified perspective
A side from the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS lingo, which I know can be confusing to some, I want to once again explain what the cloud is from a different angle. I want you to think about what your IT organization offers you today - it is, at the end of the day, the application they provide that has the most...
4 May 2011
The Executive Assistant of Windows Azure … the Fabric Controller
In my previous post, I spoke about how Windows Azure supports the goal of a “Never Down” application. In this post, I will give the credit the specific module that allows for such goal to materialize: Introducing … drum roll … the Fabric Controller! The fabric controller...
16 Apr 2011
Windows Azure … the Platform for “Never Down” applications!
The title above might sound like a stretch to some readers but when you dig into the details, you will find that it is actually true. True not so much by applying magic or jazzing up the marketing message but rather by implementing simple logic that is coupled with strong technological and foundational...
6 Apr 2011
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