Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service General Availability

Today we announced the general availability of our Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support! With this release Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Network move out of Preview and are now ready to use for your production apps. With Azure Virtual Machines you can deploy and run durable VMs in the cloud, provisioned from… Read more

Cloudify your Windows 8 and iOS apps with Windows Azure Mobile Services

With the introduction of apps and application stores, the process of building, selling and distributing software has been truly democratized.  But what if your application becomes a top hit and is being downloaded and used by millions of users?  How do you make sure that your backend services scales dynamically with this unpredictable demand? Windows… Read more

How does Windows Azure handle security, privacy & compliance?

In talking with ISVs, I very often get questions about security and data protection and data privacy when hosting an application in the cloud. For example, ‘What happens to my data once if my subscription ends? Is it physically destroyed from all media and backups?”.  These questions and concerns are all very relevant and valid,… Read more

Team Foundation Service: now with cloud-based build service

As you may or may not know, at the BUILD conference last September, Microsoft announced the availability of a preview of Team Foundation Service.  With Team Foundation Service Microsoft provides you world class ALM as a service, entirely hosted on the Windows Azure platform.  This means that you can benefit from all the great features… Read more

Try Windows Azure Risk-Free: spending limits explained

A few weeks ago, at the Learn Windows Azure event, we announced a series of new features for the Windows Azure platform, one of which was the introduction of a spending limit for newly provisioned trial and MSDN offers. Our US colleague, Jim O’Neil, has written two posts explaining in detail how to register for… Read more

First networking event @ the Brussels Microsoft Innovation Center

Book your agenda and join us for the launch of the first MIC’s thursDay on September the 15th! As you probably have read in the press, the Brussels Region and Microsoft have decided to launch together a new Microsoft Innovation Center (or MIC) in Brussels with a focus on Cloud technologies. The goal of the… Read more

Save the date for the ISV Discovery Day Spring Edition

The spring season is back which means there are some great local events coming up where you can see our latest tools and technologies and have the opportunity to network with speakers and other ISVs.  I’m happy to announce that on May 12th, we’re having our spring edition of the ISV Discovery Day, where we… Read more

Webcast: Lunchbox – Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application at Microsoft leveraging Windows Azure

Register now for the next MSDN Live Meeting (organized by Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg) on April 12, 2011: Lunchbox – Developing a Windows Phone 7 Application at Microsoft leveraging Windows Azure. Timing April 12, 2011 – 14:00 – 15:30 (Belgian time: GMT +01:00) Abstract The Lunchbox Windows Phone 7 application was developed by a group… Read more

New Windows Azure Free Trial Offering Available Today!

As of today a new Windows Azure trial offering is available through June 30th 2011. This offering consist out a monthly offer of: Compute: 750 hours of an Extra Small Compute Instance 25 hours of a Small Compute Instance Storage: 500MB 10k Storage transactions Data Transfers: 500MB in / 500MB out Relational Database: 1G Web… Read more

ISV Community & Discovery Day – Your chance to win a Kinect & Xbox 360

It’s this time of year again where the Microsoft Belux ISV team organizes the ISV Community & Discovery day. On February 24, we will bring you an update on Microsoft’s newest innovations, plans for the future and vision on partner relationships.  We are particularly excited to present special guest star Steve Clayton, storyteller @ Microsoft… Read more