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  • US ISV Evangelism

    ISV Case Study: Add Geo-location with iLink GIS Framework on Windows Azure

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    Frameworks are pre-built code libraries and well defined business processes that are designed to facilitate software development and implementation of business processes. Developers can use frameworks to speed up the development of solutions and products. iLink Systems provides solution frameworks that are nearly complete solutions of pre-built code that can be used to reduce time to market, support best practices, reduce delivery cost and improve ROI.

    Once a potential need has been pinpointed, these frameworks can be leveraged individually, in parts or in combination with other frameworks. Frameworks are consumable by ASP.NET, Silverlight apps, or Web Services and tie in data from various formats, including Windows Azure data storage and SQL Azure. iLink’s Geographical Information System (GIS) Framework enables to add Geolocation to solutions and products by offering rich visualization of geography sensitive data.

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  • MSDN Roadshows

    Use the Windows Azure CDN for Assets

    The most common response to running stuff in the cloud (Azure, Amazon in particular) is the that it’s too expensive for the little guy.   And generally, hosting VMs when a small shared site of something similar will suffice is a tough argument...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Rock, Paper, Azure Deep Dive: Part 2

    In part 1 , I detailed some of the specifics in getting the Rock, Paper, Azure (RPA) up and running in Windows Azure.   In this post, I’ll start detailing some of the other considerations in the project – in many ways, this was a very real migration...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Azure and Phone … Better Together

    We had an excellent time presenting today’s Windows Phone Camp in Charlotte. Thank you to everyone who attended. Here are some resources and major points of today’s “To the cloud…” session. First, here is the slide deck for the presentation.  To...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Adding Notifications to Your Windows 8 Game

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    Successful apps are sticky; they make us want to come back again and again, whether it’s to check in on Foursquare, send a Tweet, or get a quick answer from ChaCha. Of all the types of apps, games can be the stickiest – Angry Birds anyone? or in my case...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Geek Art: Windows Phone, Azure, and Hyper-V Posters

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    As they say, a picture can be worth a thousand APIs (or something like that), so I’ve pulled together a few of the very cool posters ( Windows Azure , Windows Phone API , and Server 2012 Hyper-V ) that some of the product teams have come up with. Feel...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Can’t Lock() in RPA

    For security and performance reasons, we often review what bots are doing and review any rejected bots to see how things are going.   When a bot is rejected, it is typically easy to spot the exact reason when looking at the code, but sometimes...
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    Folding@home with the SMP Client in Windows Azure

    Want to run @home with Azure for another team or use a more powerful CPU? For the true geeks out there, running the Folding@home client involves tweaking, high performance computing, and knowing the difference between the GPU and CPU clients.  We...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Andrew Brust is now Big On Data

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    Yesterday, I posted about Visual Studio Live! and the new discount offer available from Andrew Brust .  Today, I wanted to let folks know about one of Andrew’s newest adventures.  Many folks here in the New York metro area know Andrew Brust...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Inside the Cloud

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    The Global Foundation Services team, the folks at Microsoft who 'run the cloud,' have just released a video tour of a few of the Microsoft data centers (including the Azure data centers in Chicago, Illinois and Dublin, Ireland). The clip is a little over...
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