[Information Week] Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID

A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud. Microsoft has adopted a "claims-based architecture" in its approach to managing the identities of users in its Azure cloud. At its Professional Developers Conference in L.A. recently, it announced a Microsoft Identity…

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[Network World] Microsoft Begins Paving Path for IT, Cloud Integration

Microsoft launched at PDC a serious effort to build IT into its cloud plans by introducing technologies that help connect existing corporate networks and cloud services to make them look like a single infrastructure. "Azure is looking at the second wave," says Ray Valdes, an analyst with Gartner. "That wave is what happens after raw…

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November Newsletter – Modeling and SDLC Call for Papers

For the 23rd issue of the Architecture Journal, we’re looking for interesting, thought-provoking and insightful articles about Architecture Modeling and its role inside a broader Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Modeling and Processes November 2009 Architecture Modeling and Processes Call for Papers Dear Architect,…

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[eWeek] Microsoft’s Parallel Push Takes Another Step Forward

Microsoft is working to deliver parallel programming capabilities to the masses, in the way that perhaps only the software giant can. The company is pursuing data parallelism, a form of parallelization of computing across multiple processors in parallel computing environments. Read full story…

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[eWeek] SugarCRM Brings CRM Play to Windows Azure

SugarCRM has announced that it will offer its CRM applications on the Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers (VARs) to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of the Microsoft cloud platform for Web applications and services. Read full story…

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Asynchronous, Event-Driven Programming with Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx)

Rx is a library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs using observable collections. The “A” in “AJAX” stand for asynchronous, and indeed modern Web-based and Cloud-based applications are fundamentally asynchronous. In fact, Silverlight bans all blocking networking and threading operations. Asynchronous programming in by no means restricted to Web and Cloud scenarios, however. Traditional desktop…

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A Data Mashup Infrastructure Available as-a-Service

Microsoft Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under…

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Microsoft Cloud Services Vision Becomes Reality With Launch of Windows Azure Platform

Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of the Windows Azure platform at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC). In his opening keynote address, Ray Ozzie, chief software architect at Microsoft, described Windows Azure and SQL Azure as core elements of the company’s cloud services strategy. The company also announced a set of new Windows Azure features,…

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SOA Manifesto

A collection of individuals (not organizations), among them being industry luminaries such as Grady Booch, David Chappell, Anne Thomas Manes etc., came together to create a set of values and principles, to ensure that the application of Service-oriented architectures continues to create business value for organizations.   SOA Manifesto Announcement   Go to the SOA…

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