Scaling Facebook Applications in the Azure Cloud – A Success Story and Lessons Learned

Ready for a geometric progression of your application’s usage? How’s this for a fan curve? This was one of the data points (details here) I heard while catching up on a session from the recent Microsoft PDC: Lessons Learned: Building Scalable Applications with the Windows Azure Platform. The session is about 46 minutes long and…

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Mark your calendars – Painless SharePoint Development and Developing Quality Applications with Visual Studio 2010

If you are reading this blog, consider yourself invited to these invite only webcasts in the next 2 weeks. Timely sessions around developing and architecting with Visual Studio 2010. Space is limited, so click to register yourself a spot. Painless SharePoint Development in Visual Studio 2010 Date: December 9, 2009, 10-11:30am US Eastern Time This…

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The Business of Windows Azure – Patterns, Pricing, and Promotions in 32 minutes

Get part 1 of this post, here. If you are a customer, partner or competitor of Microsoft, you’ll want to review Windows Azure Platform Business Model “Transforming to a services business” by Dianne O’Brien, Sr. Director of Business Strategy at Microsoft. The Session In just 32 minutes, Dianne details the business specifics of Windows Azure…

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I’d Like To Teach The World to Cloud – Windows Azure Present and Future

On a time budget and looking for a great video that gives you a vantage point of what is Windows Azure and what’s next for it? I’d like to suggest this 1 hour session from the Microsoft PDC: Windows Azure Present and Future (SVC13) by Manuvir Das. As part of this session, Manuvir described Windows…

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Will Cloud Computing Change Your Life?

eek! Finally the wait is over and the Microsoft PDC gets into full gear next week in LA. I’m one of the fortunate ones able to attend in person – meet new folks, rekindle old friendships and forge partnerships with the various Microsoft product teams. I plan to attend as many sessions as I can…

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SharePoint 2010 Tree of Life – Resource Roundup

eek! I stumbled upon this neat mind map of the SharePoint 2010 developer platform: From the website: The SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform wall poster shows a colorful view of SharePoint 2010 developer tools, community ecosystem, execution environment, Sharepoint Server 2010 workloads, and target application types. Great learning resource for folks architecting/developing for SharePoint. For example:…

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PowerShell Happy from Windows 7 to Windows Azure

eek! Say hello to the Windows Management Framework starring our dear friend PowerShell 2.0. Read more here. Why is this cool/important? You now have the power with PowerShell to manage all your favorite Windows flavors (XP to 7 to Server 2008 R2) and (wait for it)…the Cloud! Yes, with the Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets,…

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WPF 4 making Windows 7 Applications shine!

eek! I really dig Scott Guthrie’s latest blog post on the WPF 4 Improvements and Lighting Up Windows 7 applications planned for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4. With all the excitement around Windows 7, its time to jumpstart that killer application and now you have the tools – the Ribbon, Multitouch support, UI shell…

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Local happenings to get Smarter on ASP.NET, F#, LINQ and More!

eek! A couple of local (from my perspective) community run events that are usually a good deal in terms of mind expansion. Got a Saturday to get smarter? Join your peers for the 3rd annual Fairfield/Westchester Code Camp on Saturday November 7, 2009. 24 sessions, 4 tracks at the unbeatable price of FREE! Registration and…

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