New Windows Azure Site and Features Available Today

Today we released the new Windows Azure Website with improved billing, management and SQL Azure capabilities. The site is in English today with localized versions planned to roll out next year New features highlight: Implementation of “Spending caps” where you can eliminate the risk of being charged by setting a €0 cap or reduce risk…

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Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available Today!

Today we are simplifying the development experience on Windows Azure with three updates—a new version of the Windows Azure SDK, a new Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK, and an updated Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Whether you are already using Windows Azure or looking for the right moment to get started, these updates make it…

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Available: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October 2011 Update

The October release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit (WAPTK) is now available as a free download. The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes hands-on labs (HOLs), presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Download the full training kit…

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Learning resource: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and Course, January 2011 Update

Today we have released a January 2010 update to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit & Training Course. The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit & Course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows…

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Learning resource: Windows Azure Jump Start Training Videos

Microsoft Learning hosted the second new and exclusive “Jump Start” virtual training event on December 15-17, 2010. The course was titled “Building Cloud Applications using the Windows Azure Platform” and included 12 hours of expert-led training tailored for application architects and developers interested in leveraging the Cloud. We are now pleased to announce that the…

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Learning resource: two interesting MSDN webcasts around Cloud Computing

On January 18 and February 1 the first two MSDN Live Meetings of 2011 will take place, both focusing on the Windows Azure Platform. Every attendee of either Live Meeting will get a FREE Cloud Power T-shirt. – Jan. 18, 2011: The Windows Azure Platform: Overview and New Features Join this MSDN Live Meeting to…

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Learning resource: our selection of online PDC 2010 sessions

On October 28 and 29 Microsoft organized its Professional Developer Conference (PDC 2010). Sessions are highly technical, and targeted to the advanced developer. This year’s content focuses on the next generation of Cloud Services, client & devices, and framework & tools. The recording of all sessions is available online. Apart from the PDC Keynotes from…

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Technology update: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal Now Available

At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT Professional experience. Today, we’re happy to announce that several of these enhancements are either…

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Student Partner news: Belgian MSPs interviewing top experts at PDC 2010 and TechEd Europe 2010

At the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2010 and at TechEd Europe 2010 Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) Wouter Devinck (student at Universiteit Gent), Jeroen Verhulst (student at Universiteit Gent), and Kurt Callemin (student at Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende) have done an amazing job interviewing some of the top speakers and technology experts present at these events. Check…

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Event invitation: PDC10 – Watch the keynote of Steve Ballmer and Bob Muglia (October 28: 18:00-20:00)

This year’s groundbreaking PDC (Professional Developer Conference) event will include live streaming of the keynotes, as well as concurrent live streaming of sessions. If you can’t join the live stream, you can still watch the video on-demand, or download all the content within 24 hours of live recording. The online event is free; no registration…

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