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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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SwitchedOn LightSwitch and Azure briefings for Wellington and Auckland

I thought I was 33% of the way into the SwitchedOn briefings for LightSwitch and Azure, but today I found out that I’m only 25% through. New cities, Wellington and Auckland have been added to the event, and I’m looking forward to seeing my Kiwi mates and having them commiserate with me about our Rugby…

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SwitchedOn Briefing Slide Decks - LightSwitch and Azure

I’ve just finished the first of the SwitchedOn briefings (Adelaide) – we built a LightSwitch application (u:Adelaide, p:Pass@word1) and deployed it on Azure. I’ve uploaded the slide decks: Session 1 – LightSwitch Morning (2.2Mb) Session 2 – both Azure decks (13.5Mb) Session 3 – LightSwitch Afternoon (4.9Mb)

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LightSwitch and Azure Around Australia in October and November

The Power of LightSwitch on Windows Azure Update 10/10 – Now with Adelaide Details Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch, a simple self-service tool that allows developers and business professionals to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and the cloud- without the need to code! Come along to our Switched ON briefings in…

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Visual Studio LightSwitch GDR for SQL Azure

While we were at TechEd (talking, by the way, about Visual Studio LightSwitch, twice), the LightSwitch team released a GDR (General Distribution Release, aka update) to “resolve an issue encountered when publishing to SQL Azure” “This is due to a recent SQL Azure server upgrade which caused the version incompatibility”

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Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 Training Kit Updated

I’ve been raving about our great Training Kits for a while now (including last week’s post on the updated LightSwitch Training Kit). Last week we also released the March 2011 version of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit and Training Course. The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course…

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AlphaJax Wins Onya Award

Hi, my name’s Andrew and I’m an AlphaJax Addict. It’s been 15 minutes since I last played and that’s only because I’m waiting for my 15 opponents to get of their lazy backsides and have their turn. On the upside, AlphaJax has led to this comment from my anti-smartphone wife: Wow, this isn’t nearly as…

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