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  • 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: 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: 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: Tips, Resources For Moving Your Database to SQL Azure

    Earlier this month Microsoft significantly reduced the cost of SQL Azure . SQL Azure is a great way to move your applications to the cloud. Two recent blog posts provide a good starting point for learning about how you can migrate to SQL Azure. in Migrating a SQL Server database to SQL Azure ,...
  • Blog Post: Price Reductions for SQL Azure, 100MB Database Option Announced

    The Windows Azure team has announced lower pricing for SQL Azure and a new 100 MB database option. The announcement was made Announcing Reduced Pricing on SQL Azure and New 100MB Database Option . Customers will realize 48% to 75% savings for databases larger than 1GB. The 100MB DB option enables...
  • 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: 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: Learn Cloud in Free Two-Day Azure Developer Training, Hands-On Labs in Silicon Valley, CA

    At Azure DevCamps , you’ll learn what’s new in developing cloud solutions using Windows Azure. And then you’ll participate in hands-on labs. Azure DevCamp will be held in Silicon Valley, CA October 28-29. Register for Azure DevCamp . Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud computing...
  • Blog Post: Sign-up Today for Free Azure DevCamp in Silicon Valley, CA

    Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers in Silicon Valley Oct 28-29. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. At the Azure DevCamps, you’ll learn what’s...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server, BI Highlights at PASS Summit

    PASS Summit is the world's largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. the PASS Summit is October 11-14 in Seattle, WA. Organized by and for SQL Server and BI users, PASS Summit delivers the highest number of technical sessions, the largest number...
  • Blog Post: Build, Connect Cloud Apps to Windows Phone Using Updated Toolkit

    Wade Wegner has written a post on the Windows Phone Developer Blog that explains how you can Build Windows Phone Applications Using Windows Azure . The post explains how to get started building cloud apps using the Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone , how to get the toolkit, how to start your application...
  • Blog Post: Updated Developer Training Kit Integrates SharePoint, Azure, SQL Azure

    The developer training kit that show you how to combine the power of both SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure has been updated. SharePoint 2010 provides many ways to integrate with Windows Azure. From simple SQL Azure data-centric applications to complex workflow that leverages custom Azure services...
  • Blog Post: Partners Deploying Solutions on Azure Generate 20% to 250% New Revenue

    A recently Microsoft-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that software partners deploying solutions on Windows Azure are generating 20 percent to 250 percent in new revenue by reaching entirely new customers. Forrester interviewed six ISVs that had developed applications on...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP 3 Download Includes ‘Crescent’ Self-Service BI Capabilities

    Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced the availability of a community technology preview of the new Microsoft SQL Server, currently SQL Server codename “Denali”. The announcement was made at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPC) and...
  • Blog Post: Special $150 Rebate for SQL Azure Core in June

    Receive a $150 rebate when you sign up for one 10 GB Database in SQL Azure . This works out to $74.95 per month and is a one-time promotional offer that represents 25% off of our normal consumption rates. It requires a 6 month commitment beginning in June. Offer valid until June 30. How to take...
  • Blog Post: Roadmap -- SQL Azure Innovations Announced at Tech•Ed

    The May service update has been released for SQL Azure that includes Management REST API, multiple servers per subscription, a JDBC driver, and DAC Framework update. Microsoft announced new enhancements and features specifically requested by developers and IT professionals for a future release. These...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Ready Test Tool Videos for Windows Azure, SQL Azure and SQL Server 2008

    This session discusses the steps involved getting up and running using the MPR Test Tool. It also demonstrates how to use the tool and the steps involved testing your applications. This session focuses on Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Please download the Test Tool Guide as well here .
  • Blog Post: Get $250 USD when you complete your FIRST Windows Azure Application via Microsoft Platform Ready

    Get $250 USD to help market your Windows Azure compatible application when you verify application compatibility through Microsoft Platform Ready ! To participate : Take a screenshot of the Test Tab in Microsoft Platform Ready indicating that your application is verified compatible between April...
  • Blog Post: ISV Video: How Quark Promote Hosts Multiple Tenants on Windows Azure

    Quark Promote offers small businesses ways to create a unique, professional image with top-quality, printed marketing materials. Quark 's Vice President of Emerging Technologies explains to ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle how his team implemented a multi-tenant offering using Windows Azure. He details...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Academy for IT Professionals–Cloud Computing

    Microsoft Corp. has launched a new virtual training portal aimed at IT professionals who want to learn new skills and enhance existing ones for cloud computing environment. The Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers no-cost training for IT professionals with 100 and 200-level content. It takes you right...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Events Presents ‘Understanding Azure’ for Developers, Architects

    Cloud Development is one of the fastest growing trends in our industry. Don't get left behind. Join us for an overview of developing with Windows Azure. We'll cover both where and why you should consider taking advantage of the various Windows Azure's services in your application, as well as providing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Ready Testing Videos

    If you or your company is part of the Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) program these videos should provide insight on the MPR Test Tools. These four videos cover Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Azure/SQL Azure, and SQL Server 2008 R2. If you are not familiar with the MPR program ; MPR provides...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: January Update for the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

    The January update is now available for download . The kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Other features include several new demo scripts and an improved mechanism to install Visual Studio code snippets...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Training Videos

    Here are 12 great HD Windows Azure platform videos posted out on Channel 9. These are recordings from the “Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” virtual training event. If you missed here are session recordings below: Session 01: Windows Azure Overview Session 02: Introduction...
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