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  • Blog Post: Cross-Post: Partners in the enterprise cloud

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Satya Nadella, President of Microsoft's Server & Tools Business As longtime competitors, partners and industry leaders, Microsoft and Oracle have worked with enterprise customers to address business and technology needs for over 20 years. Many customers rely on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Active Directory: Ready for Production with over 265 Billion Authentications & 2.9 Million Organizations Served!

    This is reblogged from the Windows Azure blog which can be found here .  Last week we shared how Enterprises can benefit by integrating Windows Azure into their business strategy.  Having a strong enterprise identity strategy is a key component for enabling new applications and infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure News

      Mobile Services Adds Android Support We created Mobile Services to make it easier for developers to build engaging and dynamic mobile apps that scale. We’ve made it even easier to develop for the Android platform. The Windows Azure team partnered with Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. to deliver...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Videos on Channel 9

    There is a new landing page on Channel 9 where you can find videos, event recordings and shows about Windows Azure. The page aggregates numerous videos from events like Build and AzureConf and a bunch of new content. The first new videos include these tutorials : Below you will find a list of some...
  • Blog Post: Join @ScottGu on Windows Azure at Silicon Valley Code Camp This Weekend

    Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie will give two Windows Azure sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on Sunday, October 7, 2012. SVCC is the largest code camp in the country, and will be held on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. Scott and his team are in charge of the developer platform...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Azure Training Kit Now Includes 41 Hand-on Labs

    Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 Hands on Labs covering a wide variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012. The August 2012 update...
  • Blog Post: HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Available for Windows Azure

    The Windows Azure team has announced that Windows Azure now enables HIPPA compliance. Microsoft now offers a HIPAA BAA to our EA (Enterprise Agreement/volume licensing) customers and partners in the health industry. The announcement was made on the Windows Azure team blog post Security, Privacy &...
  • Blog Post: Join in Unveiling of Cloud Development Technologies at ‘Meet Windows Azure’ Online Event Thursday

    Join us for Meet Windows Azure where Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure Application Platform, will keynote the June 7 event. Event begins at 1 pm PT (4 pm ET). The site explains the event is “an online and in-person event unveiling cloud-based development technologies from...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Announces Roadmap of Products, Pricing, Features

    The final product lineup and specifications for the next release of Visual Studio has been announced on the Visual Studio blog. The announcement was made in the posting A look ahead at the Visual Studio 11 product lineup and platform support . The tooling offered in Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Join in the ‘Meet Windows Azure’ Event Online June 7

    The Windows Azure team has announced a new event, MEET Windows Azure . Whether you’re just getting started or are a long time customer, you’ll definitely want to tune-in. For details, see the announcement at Mark Your Calendar—MEET Windows Azure Event Streamed Online June 7th . ...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Privacy Central Protecting Your Data Using Ruby on Windows Azure

    Most consumers are unaware of the extent of publicly available, online exposures of their information – including phone numbers, current and past addresses, birth dates, home values, income level, religion, and relative names (including mother's maiden name) – all of which can easily be used...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Datacenters Options in US Announced

    The Windows Azure team today announced new data center options based in the United States. The announcement was made at Announcing New Datacenter Options for Windows Azure . Datacenter options of “West US” and “East US” are now offered for compute and storage. SQL Azure will...
  • Blog Post: Getting Acquainted with NoSQL on Windows Azure

    NoSQL databases are often employed in public, massively scaled Web site scenarios, where fast fetching of relatively simple data sets matters most. Relational databases get the nod for transactional, atomic writes, indexing of non-key columns, query optimizers, and declarative, set-oriented query...
  • Blog Post: Up-to-Date Information on Windows Azure Now Available in New USCloud Blog

    My colleagues are now pooling their blogs into single feed to provide up-to-date news for readers interested in the latest in cloud. US Cloud Connection site is now live with has added the ability to aggregate the Azure-related blog posts. My colleagues will provide details on the latest offerings and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 7: Tips, Tools, Coding Best Practices

    While writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azure application. Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices: Running on the Operating System Getting the latest security patches...
  • Blog Post: New MSDN Magazine Article: Supporting Mobile Device Applications Using Restful Services Running on Windows Azure

    Abstract This article is about scalability and interoperability, two characteristics that are required in architectures to support the diversity of today’s popular mobile platforms, which potentially have millions of users. Figure 1 depicts this diversity, a common—yet challenging—scenario...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Your Applications on Windows Azure

    Writing an application is one thing. Your application has been designed, built, and tested. Yet deploying the application can be an adventure in its own right. Successful ISVs build and deploy often, sometimes continuously. And then run tests to be sure the application functions as expected and runs...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with 3-Month Trial on Windows Azure with No Obligation

    Scott Guthrie , corporate vice president in Microsoft's Server and Tools Business division, explains in a new blog post how to sign-up and get started with Windows Azure . He explains the steps how you can get a no-obligation 3 month free trial. This free trial costs nothing and doesn’t obligate...
  • Blog Post: Spending Limits Highlight New Risk-Free Windows Azure Sign-Up

    The December release of Windows Azure has unveiled a new Windows Azure site and sign-up experience. In the past, one of the biggest concerns and roadblocks was that you could overspend on your free trial. The new Windows Azure Trial accounts and MSDN Accounts are now completely risk-free given the...
  • Blog Post: ISV Case Study: Add Geo-location with iLink GIS Framework on Windows Azure

    By Suresh Warrier 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...
  • Blog Post: SQL Azure Roadmap Simplifies Scale Out Needs with Bigger Data, SQL Azure Federation

    The SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release will be available by end of 2011 and is aimed at simplifying elastic scale out needs. Announcements were made at PASS Summit and online. According to the Azure blog post, Just Announced at SQL PASS Summit 2011: Upcoming Increased Database Limits & SQL Azure...
  • Blog Post: White Paper Series Helps You Get a Start on Windows Azure Pricing

    The Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator is designed to help application developers get a rough initial estimate of their Windows Azure usage costs. But where to start? What sort of numbers do you plug in? A series of white papers from MSDEV helps give you a starting point for figuring it all...
  • Blog Post: How to Install Drivers, Services, or Configure Windows on a Windows Azure Instance

    In my day to day discussions with ISVs who are moving their applications to Windows Azure, they often express the need to install drivers or services. Many think that they need a VM Role. But it turns out that most all of the configurations, drivers, and services can be installed using elevated privileges...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: Corelytics Provides Financial Dashboards for Small Businesses Through Windows Azure Marketplace

    Saas provider Coreconnex explain in a new video on Channel 9 why they chose Windows Azure to deploy their product for small businesses. Their product enables non-financial people to understand the financial graphical "picture" of their business. CEO Frank Coker and Chief Architect Torsten Kablitz...
  • Blog Post: Dive Into the Cloud with Getting Started, In Depth Tutorial on Windows Azure Site

    A new set of tutorial shows you how to get started with Windows Azure . The tutorial begin with explaining how to get the latest tools and how to deploy your first sample application, build an application with ASP.NET MVC, and how to build a code first data application with SQL Azure. Sections show...
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