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  • Blog Post: Rise of the cloud ecosystems

    I had the opportunity to participate at this year’s CloudConnect conference, with my session on Building Highly Scalable Applications on Windows Azure, which is mostly an update from my earlier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...read more
  • Blog Post: Designing for Cloud-Optimized Architecture

    I wanted to take the opportunity and talk about the cloud-optimized architecture, the implementation model instead of the popular perceptions around leveraging cloud computing as a deployment model.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...read more
  • Blog Post: Run Java with GlassFish in Windows Azure

    At PDC10 (Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference 2010), Microsoft has again provided affirmation of support for Java in Windows Azure. “We're making Java a first-class citizen with Windows... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website ...read more
  • Blog Post: PDC Live in Silicon Valley

    PDC10 is now sold out, but you can still join in on the excitement via the live stream, starting at 9:00 am PST on October 28. This year’s groundbreaking event will include live streaming of the keynotes, as well as concurrent live streaming of sessions ...read more
  • Blog Post: Building Highly Scalable Java Applications on Windows Azure (JavaOne 2010)

    JavaOne has always been one of my favorite technology conferences, and this year I had the privilege to present a session there. Given my background in Java, previous employment at Sun Microsystems,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...read more
  • Blog Post: Categorizing the Cloud Part 2: Where does my business fit?

    Last time we discussed various categorizations of the cloud and determined that there were three dimensions against which we could categorize a Cloud offering. Those dimensions are Service Model, Deployment Model and Isolation Model. Given that the cardinality ...read more
  • Blog Post: Categorizing the Cloud …

    I’ve been thinking about the Cloud a lot lately.  I’ve also been talking to a lot of customers both large and small about Azure .  I’m getting some fairly consistent messages.  On the good side, most of my customers indicate that they are ...read more
  • Blog Post: SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

    Yes that is a book and it is now available! http://soabooks.com/net http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0131582313 http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0131582313 I had the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full ...read more
  • Blog Post: Good Azure sites …

    Check out AzureScope . It’s got some good best practices, benchmarks and some small code samples for developing on Azure . Also check out patterns & practices Windows Azure Guidance site and the WAAG - Part 1 - Release Candidate . ...read more
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe Online Webcasts March 2010 Series

    March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title: Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today's users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my ...read more
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | December 2009 Series | Online Webcasts

    January 15, 2010 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST Securing REST-Based Services with Access Control Service Michele Leroux Bustamante The Access Control Service (ACS), part of Windows Azure platform AppFabric, makes it easy to secure REST-based services using a simple set of standard protocols. In addition to...
  • Blog Post: Free and no Azure token required - PDC Windows Azure walkthrough, Step-by-step ‘hello world’

    If you learn best by doing, here's how to get started with the PDC Azure tools without signing up for Azure or buying any software.  This will provide you the scaffolding you need to build more interesting Azure programs. If you are an Architect, this will give you a "hands-on" feel for...
  • Blog Post: Best Party at PDC09! Free Registration!

    The Underground @ PDC 2009 CONGA ROOM | L.A. LIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009 | 7:00PM to 1:00AM See the future of Developer Technology at The Underground @ PDC 2009, sponsored by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for ...read more
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey

    The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it...
  • Blog Post: Architect Council | 2010: A Cloud Odyssey

    The forecast for 2010 is looking very cloudy, with every technology company delivering some type of cloud offering, and analysts estimating that almost everyone will try some form of cloud computing. But from a practical stand point, how should organizations leverage cloud computing effectively? Is it...
  • Blog Post: Architect Cafe | November 2009 Series | Online Webcasts

    November 24, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Tim Heuer Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure World Tour with David Chappell

    This week our team hosted the silicon valley stop (at our Mountain View campus) in David Chappell ’s world-wide tour to talk about the impact of cloud computing, and latest developments on the Windows Azure Platform. David Chappell’s talk looked at the Windows Azure platform and what it means for enterprises...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Azure CTP Available

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced the first community technology preview of SQL Azure Database, a cloud-based relational database service built on Microsoft SQL Server technologies. With SQL Azure Database, you can easily provision and deploy relational database solutions to the cloud, and take advantage...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure – Business Model and more…

    Today, at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 , we announced the business and partner model for the Windows Azure platform including service level agreements and support programs. The Windows Azure platform, which includes a cloud services operating system – Windows Azure, a Web-based relational...
  • Blog Post: Azure Commercial Availability Confirmed, Business Model Announced and More..

    Yesterday at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 , we announced the business and partner model for the Windows Azure platform including service level agreements and support programs. Here are few highlights from the announcement. Commercial availability at Professional Developers Conference...
  • Blog Post: The Business Value of Cloud Computing

    I have written about cloud computing and specifically Azure Services Platform several times in the past .  As we approach the market release of Azure Services Platform (Microsoft’s Windows cloud platform as a service) I thought it might be a good time to step back and write about the business value...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft .NET Services Whitepapers Released

    Microsoft .NET Services whitepapers are now available from the Microsoft download centers. Read the full article on Sam Chenaur’s blog at http://blog.samchenaur.com/2009/05/11/microsoft-net-services-whitepapers-released.aspx
  • Blog Post: Eduify Innovates to the Edge – BizSpark, Azure..

    Eduify is a web application and its mission is to give every student the tools and services they so critically need to become better writers and more importantly deliver to President Obama’s impetus to re-invigorate education in America. So before we talk about Eduify capabilities here is a real life...
  • Blog Post: new CloudApp() – The Azure Challenge

    new CloudApp() , a US based developer challenge, was launched today.  Its focus is to promote applications running on the Azure Services Platform .  This contest will have three categories of winners for applications running on the Azure Services Platform : best .NET application, top PHP application...
  • Blog Post: Pragmatic Patterns for Architects

    EVENT OVERVIEW “Cloud computing will supersede traditional IT”, “SOA will enable business agility”, “my way or the highway”, etc. We’ve all heard this type of proclamations before, as many look to the “next big things” in technology to exact sweeping changes and solve many issues; truth is, technologies...
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