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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Windows Azure Training Kit – December 2010 Update

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. The December update provides new and updated hands-on labs, demo scripts, and…


Ignition Showcase 12.15.10

Imagine Cup IT Challenge Quiz #6 is December 14! Imagine Cup – Students Solving the Worlds Toughest Problems with Technology Windows Azure Updates! Lost finding information about Windows Azure? Free Windows Azure Training David Pallmann on What’s New from PDC10, Part 1 – Windows Azure Upcoming Azure Boot Camp Webcasts Windows Server BizTalk–The Road Ahead…


High Performance Computing – On-Premise and In the Windows Azure Cloud

If you are an ISV with a product or service for industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, and others you may be able to make cost-effective use of the technology  discussed in this post. Back in June I posted about an Azure High Scale Compute project that I participated in for a major pharmaceutical company….