Windows Azure Platform Training Kit Refreshed

If you or your teams are interested in getting some more insight and hands-on with cloud services this is a good start. The Azure Services Training Kit 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:…

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Architect Forum Videos posted

Couple of weeks back we had the Architect forum for Infrastructure Architects with Eduardo Kassner. It proved to be great content again and listening to the feedback most attendees loved it. ————————————————————————————————————— Connecting IT to Your Business Objectives: A conversation about the Microsoft Optimization Models Is it possible to connect business objectives with IT initiatives?…

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ARCast.TV – Rocky Lhotka on Development Frameworks

A new episode is available featuring Rocky Lhotka on Development Frameworks. It is difficult to strike a balance between the optimal architecture and over architecting a solution. Joe Shirey sits down with Rocky Lhotka , the creator of the CSLA.NET framework, to discuss how he balances what should and should not be in his framework….


Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio (November 2009 Update)

Just in case anyone missed this. A new set of tools for Windows Azure has been made available and can be downloaded at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6967ff37-813e-47c7-b987-889124b43abd&displaylang=en Overview Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web…


ARCast.TV – Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences, on Cloud Architecture Patterns

Want to know more about Microsoft Windows Azure and the Azure Services platform and how it relates to Microsoft’s “Software + Services” strategy and other cloud computing services such as Amazon EC2? Check out Dr. Zhiming Xue’s interview with Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences (AIS). Speaking from his understanding and experience, Vishwas articulates…