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  • 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: ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

    Customers seeking to simply migrate their applications to the cloud and use traditional server monitoring tools or legacy Application Performance Management (APM) software quickly find themselves stymied. Such obsolete strategies require manual configuration and instrumentation, and they are incapable...
  • Blog Post: Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

    TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 11 Serving up JSON Using ASP.NET Web API

    For my line of business application to work, I need to get and set data from inside a Web service. I chose JSON to communicate between my Web page and the server. It will be a good choice for your mobile app and Windows 8 app too. In this post, we’ll combine several technologies to move data...
  • 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: ISV Video: iVoteSports Brings Social Networking for Sports Fans on Azure

    iVoteSports Baseball Edition makes you part of the action of a live Major League Baseball game using your iPhone or Android device. ISV Video: iVoteSports Brings Social Networking for Sports Fans on Azure In this video, iVoteSports CEO and co-founder, Dennis Peters, speaks with Microsoft Principal...
  • 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: Windows Azure, Dynamics, Office 365 Cloud Security, Compliance Details Shown in STAR Registry

    Microsoft has added Windows Azure platform to the Cloud Security Alliance's Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) registry. Cloud service providers post information about their security features. The CSA is a member-driven organization, chartered with promoting the use of best practices for...
  • 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: 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 Windows Azure Pricing Reduces Costs of Storage, Compute

    The Windows Azure team has announced additional savings to compute and storage customers. In addition to the SQL storage reductions announced last month, the new plan offers an Extra Small Compute at 2 cents per hour. With these changes, a 24x7 Extra Small Compute instance with a 100MB SQL Azure DB...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 5: Claims-Based Identity, Single Sign On

    Claims-based identity is a simple but powerful way of handling identity and access for your web sites and web services, whether you work on-premises or you are targeting the cloud. You can create more secure applications by reducing custom implementations and using a single simplified identity model...
  • Blog Post: Hybrid Cloud Combine Windows Azure, Private Clouds

    Hybrid applications and environments combine software running on public cloud platforms, such as Windows Azure , with software running on premises. Developers and customers using this model get both the cloud benefits of low cost, ubiquity, scale, etc. along with the control, flexibility, security, etc...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series -- Windows Azure Security Best Practices

    In a series of blog posts, I’ll provide a look into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure . This seven-part series describes the threats, how you can respond, what processes you can put into place for the lifecycle of your application, and prescribes a way for you to implement best...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Article: Building a Massively Scalable Platform for Consumer Devices on Windows Azure

    Excellent article shows how you can use web services hosted in Windows Azure and have it communicate across various devices, such as Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android. And have that service scale to terabytes in size. My colleagues Bruno Terkaly and Ricardo Villalobos wrote the article for MSDN magazine...
  • Blog Post: Server Side JavaScript Programming Comes to Windows Azure with Node.js

    A holiday update Windows Azure SDK for Node.js can help get you started with server-side JavaScript on Windows Azure . Node.js offers a server side JavaScript programming model ideal for building highly scalable and performant network applications whether on premise or in the cloud. One of its flagship...
  • Blog Post: ISV Case Study: Cloud Storage Gateway Provides Backup into Windows Azure

    Whitewater automates enterprise backup to the cloud. The product from Riverbed is a gateway that combines data de-duplication, network optimization, data encryption, and integration with Windows Azure storage services through a single, virtual, or physical appliance. No longer do enterprises need...
  • Blog Post: New December Windows Azure Developer Training Tools, Kits Shows How to Get Started

    The new Windows Azure tools and training kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. The kits support multiple languages and environments such as .Net, Node.js, Java, PHP, and others. Developer Tools The new Azure site that launched this...
  • Blog Post: New Features, Node.js Support Highlight December Release of Windows Azure

    A number of updates and improvements have been unveiled today for Windows Azure that will help you to more easily access Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Join us tomorrow when senior Microsoft leaders will how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows...
  • Blog Post: ISVs Sell Cloud Apps Through Windows Azure Marketplace - Now in 26 Countries

    Windows Azure Marketplace will help sell your Azure applications globally. This online marketplace was launched in July 2011 and now is available in 25 additional countries. Partners can elect to list-only applications or sell applications directly within the marketplace. It is free to list applications...
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