Windows Azure Design Patterns (Webcast)

One of the challenges in adopting a new platform is finding usable design patterns that work for developing effective solutions. The Catch-22 is that design patterns are discovered and not invented. Nevertheless it is important to have some guidance on what design patterns make sense early in the game. This webcast attacks the problem through…

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[Network World] Microsoft juices Visual Studio with secure coding tools

At the Black Hat Conference taking place in Washington, D.C., Microsoft said it will deepen ties between its Visual Studio development tools and the secure applications development processes first developed inside the company and now available to outsiders. Read the full story…

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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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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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