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Cloud + Games Apps = Opportunity Unleashed
“Imagine a scenario in which you were able to add new levels to a platform game immediately after they have been built. Using a cloud backend makes this all possible, and when you can also track significant quantities of data to keep your game flow smooth and your players engaged, you give your title...
30 Apr 2013
Posterous is shutting down on 30th April. Use these click-by-click instructions to move your Posterous Blog to your own private Wordpress web site.
Posterous was bought by Twitter on the 12th March last year and is about to be shut down on the 30th April this year. If you have a blog on Posterous Spaces, you have until the 30th April to move it. After that date, your content will be gone and it will no longer be possible to get hold of it. If you...
4 Apr 2013
Video: TIGA Gaming Conference: Games plus Cloud. Rob Fraser’s talk.
I was at the TIGA gaming conference with Rob Fraser who was a speaker addressing “realising the opportunity afforded to games developers by exploiting the cloud”. I took a couple of FlipCams and screen capture software to edit together this talk. A couple of rough edges here and there, but very watchable...
1 Feb 2013
Event: Build Open Source Apps on Microsoft’s Cloud
The 4th step in Microsoft UK’s “6 Steps to Azure” programme, concentrating on Open Source software is to run as an in-person event on the 11th February in London. There is a great line-up of community speakers, all involved in the UK Windows Azure User Group, who will bring the real-world, roll-your...
23 Jan 2013
Video: More conversations with David Chappell about Windows Azure
It's always a pleasure to converse with an old friend and colleague, David Chappell ( www.davidchappell.com ), this time in London during his world tour where he has been talking about cloud computing, Windows Azure and its impact on developers. In this interview, David Gristwood get the chance to discuss...
11 Dec 2012
Free Windows Azure Poster To Brighten Up Your Day
This poster introduces Windows Azure for developers and IT pros. It summarizes benefits such as global coverage and extensive language support and provides a description of current services by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. The poster also depicts common uses including...
6 Dec 2012
Event: How will you choose your enterprise cloud platform?
JOIN MICROSOFT AND DAVID CHAPPELL, TECHNOLOGY ANALYST AND AUTHOR, FOR EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS ON THE ADOPTION OF ENTERPRISE CLOUD COMPUTING The next major technology decision you’ll have to make is your choice of cloud platform. Join over 40 IT CIO’s and IT decision makers for an exclusive breakfast session...
10 Oct 2012
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...
19 Sep 2012
Free 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...
12 Sep 2012
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...
6 Aug 2012
Video: Another of my “cartoony” videos, this time explaining Windows Azure Virtual Machines.
A description of the new elements in the Virtual Machines features of the Windows Azure June 2012 release, all done in that cartoony format that the original June Release Azure Video was done in. Planky
6 Jul 2012
Video: Complete Overview of the June 2012 Azure Release
Includes IaaS Virtual Machines, Virtual Network, Web Sites, Cloud Services, Identity, Service Bus, Cache and so on.
29 Jun 2012
Article: 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...
19 Jun 2012
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...
25 May 2012
Video: Windows Azure Connect: a real-world solution
K3 Retail are the UK’s biggest Microsoft Dynamics partner. They’ve built a system that allows them to expose on-premises applications and data such as Dynamics, SQL Server Reporting Services, Email and File-Servers to a cloud-based IIS web application. This video show how they are doing this in the real...
30 Apr 2012
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...
27 Apr 2012
Video: Windows Azure: How Retail Manager Solutions changed their business
Jim Chapman, CEO of Retail Manager Solutions, talks about their move from on-premises software to the cloud and then tells us how Windows Azure has changed their business. Sales cycle times have been dramatically reduced, customers save money and there is less work to do to get a solution up and running...
24 Apr 2012
Video: How one company migrated to Windows Azure
At The Races were running a high-volume website in the UK that was characterized by very peaky predictable bursts. They kn ew when the peaks would occur (specific horse-races in the calendar) and they had a good idea of the numbers of additional users they’d have to handle. What an excellent...
20 Apr 2012
Event: UK Windows Azure User Group – Mark Bower, CTO of Cube Social speaks.
The next UK Windows Azure User Group meeting is on the 8th May and will feature Mark Bower, CTO of Cube Social talking about how they built a scalable, highly available social CRM system on the Windows Azure Platform. Their video is here. Cube Social are part of a startup programme run by Microsoft UK...
11 Apr 2012
Event: Red Gate/Cerebrata Cloud Tools’ designer at UK Windows Azure User Group on Tuesday 3rd April
Anybody who has got involved in developing on Windows Azure will almost certainly have used at least one of the tools in the Red Gate/Cerebrata line-up. Cloud Storage Studio , Diagnostics Manager or Azure Management Cmdlets . Gaurav Mantri, CEO of Cerebrata Software will be speaking to the UK Windows...
30 Mar 2012
Event: New Windows Azure Bootcamp Dates Announced in London & Liverpool
Paul Lo United Kingdom
Join us for the May edition of the Windows Azure Bootcamp by UK Tech.Days. In addition to our usual spot in London at LBi, we are also visiting Liverpool for the first time. At the bootcamp, our Windows Azure & Cloud Computing evangelists will take you from knowing nothing about the cloud to actually...
29 Mar 2012
Video: Windows Azure Online Conference Track 3: Case Studies
Charles Young, Principle Consultant with Solidsoft and Dan Scarfe, CEO of DotNetSolutions presented case studies and shared their experiences of working on real live WIndows Azure projects. If you’d like to watch the recorded video, it’s here. Also the slide decks: Charles Young’s...
22 Mar 2012
Advanced Windows Azure Workshop UK
In today’s TechDays Online Windows Azure conference, Andy Cross and Richard Conway, both founders of the UK Windows Azure User Group, mentioned the possibility of running an advanced one-day Windows Azure workshop in April 2012. If you are interested in such a workshop – could you leave a comment. We...
21 Mar 2012
Video: Running an illegal website? Use the cloud to check it…
John Mannix from Governor Technology talks about http://cookielaw.org , a service that used crowd-sourcing to farm cookies from volunteers who installed an agent on their machines and provided later analysis and gave advice on whether a particular site's cookies existed within the limitation of the EU...
12 Mar 2012
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...
22 Feb 2012
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