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  • Blog Post: New to Mobile Services .NET and PhoneGap Support

    Last week, Microsoft released a great deal of enhancements to Windows Azure . Among these enhancements we had some great updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services , which included: .NET support Notification Hubs integration Integrated PhoneGap support .NET Support Now Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Week Live

    Mark you calendars! It is Windows Azure Week on Microsoft Virtual Academy from January 27 to January 31, a week long series of live, interactive sessions from the experts who built Azure that will show you how to start using Windows Azure in your solutions today. In addition to seeing lots of demos and...
  • Blog Post: New Courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy

    New Windows 8.1, Windows Azure and Visual Studio 2013 courses are now being offered on Microsoft Virtual Academy. For those who are not familiar with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA), it offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses...
  • Blog Post: Dubai Hackathon

    Dubai, UAE Microsoft Office,GEMS Room, Bldg #8, DIC November 22-23 9am-7pm FREE EVENT Limited seating, register today. To find out more click here Join the Dubai Hackathon week-end and develop Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 applications. This is your opportunity to get training and support...
  • Blog Post: MEA Cloud Camp featuring Scott Guthrie

    Its tomorrow ! Experience Windows Azure, ASP.NET MVC 5, Visual Studio 2013 and more in MEA Cloud Camp. No matter if you are a student, a developer (beginner or professional) or an IT Specialist this event is definitively a must-attend! The online event titled MEA Cloud Camp will feature a keynote...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Summer events for Developers and IT Pros!

    Summer is going to be a very busy month for developers and IT Pros that want to practice with the new tools and  technologies that Microsoft is releasing, so don’t miss any of the events that are happening.     After the huge success of TechEd North America 2013 some weeks ago now TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from VPS to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    “Virtual Machines deliver on-demand, salable compute infrastructure when you need to quickly provision resources to meet your growing business needs. With Virtual Machines, you get choice of Windows Server and Linux operating systems in multiple configurations on top of the trustworthy Windows...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile Services New Features & Content Updates

    Today, Microsoft announced updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services which allows developers to take advantage of the cloud to build and deploy modern apps for Windows 8 and iOS. Whether you are a developer building for the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, iPhone, or iPad, Mobile Services provides an easy...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Free Poster!

    Now you can use this poster to better understand Windows Azure features, services, and common uses. Get your Windows Azure poster now from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35473
  • Blog Post: Why should a startup use Windows Azure?

    Have you heard of the Windows Azure Platform benefits for BizSpark members? The Windows Azure platform makes it easy for startups to get a production ready solution up and running quickly so you can focus on building your business. Windows Azure offers a simple, comprehensive, and powerful platform...
  • Blog Post: Join Windows AzureConf on November 14!

    Windows AzureConf is a community conference, which will be an event put on for the Windows Azure development community, by the Windows Azure developer community. This special event will be broadcasted from Microsoft Redmond Campus Channel 9 Studios on November 14, 2012, and will feature 12 presentations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: The perfect companion to your Windows 8 or Windows Phone App!

    Windows Azure is Microsoft’s open and flexible cloud platform that lets you deploy and manage your apps across a network of reliable global datacenters. What’s more, Azure lets you build an application using any operating system, developer language or tool. Also Windows Azure introduced...
  • Blog Post: EventDay, a BizSpark startup with a Windows Azure solution

  • Blog Post: Azure for startups!

    In the software startup space, Microsoft helps startups to succeed using Microsoft BizSpark, a global program that gives startups access to software development tools, connects them with key industry players, and provides marketing visibility. The Windows Azure platform makes it easy for startups...
  • Blog Post: [Free Download] Get the Windows Azure Training Kit now!

    The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs and presentations that are designed to help you learn how to use the latest Windows Azure features and services. The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on...
  • Blog Post: [Video] Windows Azure Virtual Machines Explained

    This eight minute video concentrates specifically on the Virtual Machines feature of Windows Azure.
  • Blog Post: Meet Azure Chalk Talks

    If you missed Meet Azure LIVE last week or wanted to learn Windows Azure TechEd_NA ? No worries, watch on-demand now! Visit: http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/Conversations#ScottGuthrieMeet Watch the Chalk Talks at: http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/DigitalChalkTalks
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012 is confirmed: October 30 – November 2, 2012

    It’s official: BUILD 2012 is confirmed. When? Tuesday October 30 – Friday November 2. This is the week following the Windows 8 ship date (General Availability) on Friday October 26. Where? BUILD will be held on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Washington. It is pretty cool to attend...
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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