Bye Bye .NET Services! Hello AppFabric

Windows Azure Platform .NET Services (Service Bus and Access Control Service) is now Windows Azure Platform AppFabric. That is not to be confused with Windows Server AppFabric which consists of Dublin and Velocity.   More to come soon… Bill Zack


@PDC – Visiting the Microsoft Retail Store in CA

I plan to do a lot of blogging about Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference and Windows Azure while in LA this week. However this is not one of those posts. I arrived in LA on Friday to spend the weekend with my son who lives there.  For fun we took a ride down past Disneyland to…


Windows Azure Platform TCO/ROI Comparison Tool

The folks from Alinan have developed a very comprehensive and detailed TCO/ROI comparison tool for the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. You can access the tool at This tool does an excellent job of calculating the TCO/ROI of hosting an existing application on the Windows Azure Platform as compared to running the application on-premise.  In…


Innovation Showcase Headlines – 11/9/2009

Lots of terrific articles posted this week on the Innovation Showcase news site. Read about new features in Visual Studio 2010, check out David Chappells’ whitepaper on the SharePoint 2010 Developer Platform and see video interviews with Don Box and Dave Thompson. Visual Studio 2010 Gallery – RegEx Editor Two Roundtable Discussions on Windows 7…


New York New Jersey Southern Connecticut Windows Azure Events Calendar

This is the beginning of an on-going calendar of Windows Azure related events in the New York, New Jersey and Southern Connecticut area.  Please let me know of any other Windows Azure events that you know about. To start it off: I am going to be doing a post-PDC (Microsoft Professional Developers Conference) update on…