How cool is Azure Continuous Deployment‽

I’ve been trying to learn Angular this week (see http://github.com/coatsy/weather) I started with http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vscode/archive/2015/05/22/getting-started-with-angular-and-visual-studio-code.aspx (which, in turn, uses https://docs.angularjs.org/tutorial) And then I tried writing some of my own stuff – ending up with a page that allows you to look up the current weather in any of 20,000 cities around the world. Great intro to…


Learn Azure and Save a Life

Folding@Home is a Stanford University research project into Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and many forms of cancer. Essentially it’s a distributed computing project (it probably could be classified as a useful SETI) where small units of work are farmed out to available computing resources. This kind of problem is one that’s ideally suited to Windows Azure (and…


Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Updated

The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is now available for download. From the download page: The June 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes over 42 hands-on labs and 18 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines…


Windows Azure – When do I use What?

At this week’s Azure Dev Camp in Sydney, I showed a slide with suggestions as to when you’d use Windows Azure Web Sites, when you’d use Windows Azure Cloud Services, and when you’d use Windows Azure Virtual Machines. I pinched the slide from Yochay Kiriaty and Craig Kitterman’s TechEd US Session “Windows Azure Websites: Under…


Cool Azure InfoGraphic

The Azure marketing folk here in Australia have produced this cool infographic talking about how the cloud is changing the job market and how to take advantage of the opportunities the cloud provides with Windows Azure. Check out the graphic below, and sign up for a trial of Windows Azure. Of course, if you want…


Excellent Windows Azure Intro Videos

I just stumbled across some excellent introductory videos which Steve Marx did while he was at Microsoft. They provide a short explanation behind some of the Azure concepts including: What is Windows Azure? What is SQL Azure? What are the Access Control and Service Bus? What is the Windows Azure Platform? Check them out.


Win a Nokia 710 while Learning Windows Azure

In addition to the Windows Azure Meetups in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this month, the folk at Lifehacker are running a competition in which you can win one of four Nokia 710 Windows Phones between now and June 26, and you get to dip your toe in the Azure water as well. Of course,…


Windows Azure Meetups in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in June

The Lifehacker folk are running another series of their meetups, this time focusing on Windows Azure. I’m going to skip around the country with them as well. The dates are the evenings of Tuesday June 5 in Brisbane Wednesday June 6 in Sydney Tuesday June 12 in Melbourne and Wednesday June 13 in Perth Details…


Windows Azure BizSpark Startup Camp in Brisbane 2-4 December

Via Catherine Eibner On December 2nd- 4th we are holding an Azure Bizspark Start-up Camp in our Brisbane office in the lead up to the launch of our Innovation Centre. This unique opportunity will showcase the potential when Government, Incubators, Universities and Microsoft come together to help Startups. More details on Catherine’s blog.


LightSwitch Star Contest – Win an ASUS Laptop

The folks over at The Code Project have launched a cool contest so you can show off your LightSwitch skills and win prizes in the process. From their release: Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop…