Microsoft Server Products and Microsoft License Mobility for Cloud environment

License Mobility Through Software Assurance: With License Mobility through Software Assurance, you can deploy certain server application licenses purchased under your Volume Licensing agreement in an Authorized Mobility Partner’s datacenter. Extend the value of your server application license by deploying them on-premises or in the cloud. Take advantage of the lowest cost computing infrastructure for…


How does Windows Azure PowerShell import publishsettings using Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile command?

As you already know you can use Windows Azure Powershell to manage your Windows Azure Service. To get it started,  you need to setup your development machine to be ready to use Windows Azure PowerShell commands and this is done by downloading the publishsetting file from Windows Azure Management Portal about your account first.  …


Customer Evaluation Guide for Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS)

For Customers and Partners, the following summary of resources will support the evaluation of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS):   Core Resources 90 Day Free Trial – we can confirm the Preview Period in support of the new release of Windows Azure is now available, which enables you to evaluate the new Virtual Machines/IaaS and…


Are you a Windows Phone developer? Try being part of and enjoy the perks

Website: DVLUP is only available to Windows Phone Dev Center Users in the US & Canada (for now!). If you are new, you must have a valid registration code before registering. If you do not have a registration code, enter your email below and you will be notified when new codes become available.  …


The current Windows Azure Support is FREE till December 31st, 2012

As you may have already seen announcement  about comprehensive updates to Windows Azure Customer Support Offerings which is described as below: Windows Azure Support Pricing (per month): Free:                        FREE Developer:               $29.00 Standard:                 $300.00 Profesional Direct:   $1000.00 Premier:                   Contact Premier Windows Azure Support Features:   The key information is that that current Standard Support is availalbe…


Hadoop adventures with Microsoft HDInsight

What is HDInsight?  HDinsight is the product name for Microsoft installation of Hadoop and Hadoop on azure service. HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution, supported by Microsoft. HDInsight, available both on Windows Server or as an Windows Azure service, empowers organizations with new insights on previously untouched unstructured data, while connecting to the…


Windows Phone 8.0 Emulator requires a SLAT Supported Hardware Virtulization on Windows 8 Machine

If you have installed Windows Phone SDK 8 on a Windows 8 x64 machine which does not have SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) support with hardware virtulization, you will not be able to run the Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 and get the following message: This computer does not support hardware virtulization, which means Windows Phone…


Windows Phone SDK 8.0 available to download and install on Windows 8 machines

Today Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is released and you can get it from here. If you already have Windows 8 you are the lucky one as it only installed on Windows 8 64bit client versions: But if you are still on Windows 7, you have one more reason to upgrade to Windows 8 🙂


Using Windows Server 2012 OS with Windows Azure Cloud Services and .net 4.5

With latest release of Windows Azure, Cloud service user can run their cloud service application in Windows Server 2012 OS. If you have seen the new portal you may have seen the following new addition:   Currently this settings is available only for new application and any of your Windows Server 2008 SP* or Windows…


List of components installed with Windows Azure SDK 1.8

Windows Azure SDK 1.8 is live and available to work with VS2012 and VS2010SP1. You can choose any one WebPI 4.0 based installer to install from here. Direct Download Link: Following is the list of all components installed with SDK 1.8: By default the SDK is installed here: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Azure\.NET SDK\2012-10 You…