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  • Blog Post: Event: "Apps + Cloud" for the device developer who is too busy to learn (UK)

    18th March – Reading, UK. You’ve got your beautiful new app ready to run on a tablet, smartphone or other mobile device, and are ready to hook into an infrastructure cloud service for the back-end. Your main concern is making sure it’s reliable - you can’t risk even a small chance of an outage of your...
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Dev Camps

    Who is this camp for? You’ve probably heard of Windows Azure but not done anything with it. Maybe you’ve seen a few demos at an event or an online video. Maybe you’ve even got as far as trying the introductory lab in the freely downloadable training kit. But now you are at the stage of wanting to get...
  • Blog Post: Event: Don’t forget the free UK Windows Azure Camp for the IT Pro, 27th Sept.

      This camp is aimed at the IT Pro. On it you will build and deploy an entire SharePoint infrastructure with a dual-machine server-farm, Active Directory Domain Controller and SQL Server. On the road to that infrastructure you will create a dual-server, load-balanced IIS website, a WIndows Azure...
  • Blog Post: WIndows Azure Camp for the IT Pro - UK

    Yes – we’re now looking after the IT Pro with Azure! If you just want to register – go here : If you want more info – have a read of the text below, or go to http://azurecampsuk.azurewebsites.net for the same. Here is a video to give you a feel for what a camp is like.   UK Windows Azure Camps We...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps

      Just a reminder that the first of the latest round of free UK Windows Azure Developer Camps kicks off next week in our London Office in Victoria. The Windows Azure Developer Camp will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually having deployed a simple application to the cloud and...
  • Blog Post: Video: Cloud Services Talk from UK’s Cloud Day: London, 22nd June

    Anybody who was there knows the demo in the talk I gave timed out. So I’ve done it again and added it to the talk using the magic of video editing! With all the excitement around the IaaS features such as Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, and then the added cool of Azure Websites, it seemed to me...
  • Blog Post: Video: Complete Overview of the 2012 Azure Release

    Includes IaaS Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Web Sites, Cloud Services, Identity, Service Bus, Cache and so on.
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure June 2012 Training Kit available

    I just heard from James Conard in our corporate headquarters that the June 2012 version of the Windows Azure training kit has been officially released. The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features.  Some of the highlights...
  • Blog Post: How do I sign up to the new Azure features if I already have an Azure subscription?

    I can see there’s a bit of commentary along the lines of “how on earth do I actually sign up to these new features with my existing Windows Azure subscription… Well, it’s a less-than-two-minute video screencast to find out.
  • Blog Post: Video: The most common issues support sees for Windows Azure

    Markus McCormick, an escalation engineer working in Microsoft support in the UK talks about the most common support issues they see coming in to the support centre. He gives advice on how to avoid these pitfalls. If you are new to Windows Azure – don’t deploy any service in to production without watching...
  • Blog Post: Article: I’ve built a SaaS solution on Windows Azure: now, how do I know what to charge my customers?

    When we move from writing shrink-wrapped software that a customer runs a setup.exe in their own datacenter to the completely different world of providing the software’s functionality as a service over the Internet, probably our first port of call is to base it on a cloud platform like Microsoft, Google...
  • Blog Post: Event: Free UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: Online

    We’re going to be running an online version of the popular Windows Azure Bootcamp on the 21st May. We’re very aware that the London and Liverpool bootcamps due to run in Early May are now full so we thought by running a similar, slightly shortened version of the bootcamp through Lync, anybody who didn...
  • Blog Post: Video: Phone developers should use the cloud

    When you think about the monetization (awful word!) of apps for the phone, you can narrow it down to either: The app is free – it was fun building it, I don’t want to be rich. The app is paid for and entirely standalone. It doesn’t rely on any service that is firmly rooted in terra firma. The app is...
  • Blog Post: The New Series of the Windows Azure Bootcamp UK Continues in London & Edinburgh!

    Registration is now open for the November edition of the Windows Azure BootCamp (powered by Tech.Days UK). The Windows Azure Camps are events which will show you how to take advantage of cloud computing. This is a free full day training to get you up-to-speed with Microsoft’s Windows Azure. We’ll take...
  • Blog Post: UK Windows Azure Bootcamp: SQL Azure – Session 2

    The second session of the bootcamp was SQL Azure. Watch this video before you attempt any of the labs. Windows Azure Bootcamp Session 2: SQL Azure from Steve Plank on Vimeo . Have fun Planky – GBR-257
  • Blog Post: Learn Windows Azure in 33 minutes

    If you’re new to it, or you want to be able to explain the whole Windows Azure, SQL Azure, AppFab story to somebody and only have just over 30 minutes to spare in order to learn it – have I got a deal for you! Just watch the video and you’ll be able to use the simple-to-follow explanations to anybody...
  • Blog Post: Cloudeve.ning: report on the inaugural meeting - 11th November, Clerkenwell, London

    Cloudeve.ning got off to a great start with 46 keen and eager technologists turning up to the inaugural event at WorkMatters in North London.   Aside from the initial coffee and chit-chat before we got down to business, I made sure I got a good place for the mountains of AV kit I brought with me...
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