Windows Azure New Feature–The VM Role

Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Roles allow you to run a customized instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Azure, making it easier to move applications to the cloud. A VM Role differs from a Web Role and a Worker Role, because with these roles, you focus on creating and running your code in…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

There is a newly updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit that matches the November 2010 SDK 1.3 release.  This release of the training kit includes several new hands-on labs for the new Windows Azure features and the new/updated services we just released.     The updates in this training kit include: ·        …

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Windows Azure New Features Webcast

On Wednesday December 30th there will be an an Academy Live webcast to inform developers of the new November 2010 Windows Azure SDK 1.3 release.       Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release   Just a few short weeks ago at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference we announced several new features for…

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The Future of Windows Azure AppFabric

Windows Azure AppFabric has an interesting array of features today that can be used by ISVs and other developers to architect hybrid on-premise/in-cloud applications.  Components like Service Bus, Access Control Service and the Caching Service. are very useful in their own right when used to build hybrid applications. Other announced features such as the Integration…

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Ignition Showcase 11.29.10

Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie Training, labs & swag Online or in-person at Microsoft HQ, December 2nd 2010 It’s just like an extra day of PDC, dedicated to Silverlight Windows Azure Updates! SQL Azure Raises the Cloud Database Bar Have Data, Will Store…

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Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Windows Azure

It has been my experience that lots of things are possible and can be done in Windows Azure, however some things are relatively easy, some are doable with difficulty and some are normally to be avoided.  There is starting to be a lot of good guidance in how to do things with the platform as…

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Windows Azure SDK 1.3 Released with Many New Features!

Just Released: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal                                             At PDC10 last month, we announced a host of enhancements for Windows Azure designed to make it easier for customers to run existing Windows applications on Windows Azure, enable more affordable platform access and improve the Windows Azure developer and IT…

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SharePoint and Azure?

          Of course SharePoint does not work in Windows Azure (yet), but there are ways to integrate with and leverage SharePoint capabilities with Windows Azure.   Here are some resources that illustrate how to do this. (See Steve Fox’s blog for more ideas on the subject.) PDC 2010 Session: Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure MSDN…

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Roger Heim Connects WCF With Mobile Clients On Connected Show #38

My friends   Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. After a two month break, they’re back! Check out episode #38, “WCF? Droid Does!”.  In an increasingly diverse world of mobile devices, the .NET developer is likely to end up supporting multiple mobile platforms. In…

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Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket–Enabling ISVs to Build Innovative Applications

The DataMarket section of Windows Azure Marketplace enables customers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions. DataMarket brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public data sources together into a single location, under a unified provisioning and billing framework. Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket (previously known as…

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