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Ignition Showcase is a site focused on building and enhancing the vibrant ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors and start-ups on the Microsoft platform. The goal of Ignition Showcase is to bring together the right people and experiences from across Microsoft to provide ISVs with the resources they need to create new opportunities on our emerging…

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Farewell to Architecture and Stuff

I have decided to stop posting to this blog in order to devote more time to posting on our Ignition Showcase Team Blog. If you have enjoyed following my posts here then be aware that I intend to continue to post to the Ignition Showcase blog about Cloud related topics, Windows Azure and assorted architecture…

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Ignition Showcase 1-4-2011

    ISVs and Partners An ISV in the Age of the Cloud Microsoft Partners: Gold & Silver Competencies Explained Multiple Microsoft Technologies   Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Reviewed Windows Azure Updates!   The Proper Use of the VM Role in Windows Azure MSDN Webcast: Windows Azure Boot Camp: Connecting with AppFabric…

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Ignition Showcase 12-27-2010

Events Mix11 News Update CRM Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) Latest Links Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Top 10 in 10 xRM Cloud Acceleration Lab Video: Permuta Technologies Cloud/Windows Azure Updates!   Drive Demand and Close Sales for your Microsoft Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions Journey to the Cloud The Windows Azure Platform Appliance for…

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Visual Studio LightSwitch – New .NET Development Paradigm

This post will be covering a new tool from Microsoft, Visual Studio LightSwitch, currently in Beta. [UPDATE: Added links to The Anatomy of a LightSwitch Application post series at the end of this post] We will be talking specifically about: What it is Why it is a very significant development Why you as an Independent…

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Hyper-V Survival Guide

This is for the ISV who wants to know more about Hyper-V, the basis for Microsoft’s Private Cloud offering, Hyper-V Cloud. Here is a list of  Hyper-V references that is probably much more than you need to know about the subject , but it is very comprehensive. Particularly snazzy is a Seadragon (Deep Zoom)  Hyper-V…

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Ignition Showcase 12.20.2010

Events Save $500 + One Night Hotel at MIX11 Silverlight PDC 2010 & Silverlight 5 Firestarter Analysis on Connected Show 39 Windows Azure Updates! Windows Azure Training Kit December 2010 Update Windows Azure Platform Learning & Readiness Windows Phone How Many Phone Apps Can You Write in 2 Weeks? .toolbox Design Tutorials for Windows Phone…

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Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on a daily basis. In the current post: Azure Blob, Drive, Table and Queue Services SQL Azure Database and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket and OData Windows Azure AppFabric: Access Control and Service Bus Windows Azure Virtual Network, Connect, and CDN…

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The Windows Azure Platform Appliance for Everyone? Not!

In the world of Windows Azure there is a major misconception that the Windows Azure Platform Appliance announced at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WWPC) in July is Microsoft’s answer to having your own Private Cloud. This is not correct. The appliance, as announced at WWPC,  is a turn-key cloud solution based on highly standardized, preconfigured…

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Journey to the Cloud

As you can see from the diagram below no company other than Microsoft has so many cloud solutions that you can apply to solving your business needs. What this means for Independent Software Vendors and Partners is that we have truly entered a new generation of Information Technology. No product or service can be successful…

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