News Flash: Try Windows Azure for One Month Free!

Hot news flash:  You can now try  Windows Azure and SQL Azure for a month – FREE!  Now you can do this with the Windows Azure One Month Pass USA.  Through this unique offer, US developers can get a one month pass to try out Windows Azure and SQL Azure – without having to submit…

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SQL Azure Performance, The Missing SQL Server Agent and SQL Azure Labs

Improving Your SQL Azure I/O Performance The SQL Azure team has done a post on improving SQL Azure I/O performance. This blog post talks about how to detect queries which use a high amount of I/O and how to increase the performance of your I/O on SQL Azure. I Miss You SQL Server Agent: Part…

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Microsoft is “All In” the Cloud

Those of you who know me know that for over two years I have been a strong believer in the Cloud in general and of Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Platform in particular.  I am a strong believer in the Microsoft Software Plus Services (S+S) philosophy that the best way to build modern applications is to…

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Architect Cafe Webcast Series

I am part of a team that is putting on a series of architecture webcasts this month. Please tune in. March 25, 2010 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST Title:  Extending Your Sites Reach with IE8 Add On Features Abstract Today’s users are getting more sophisticated and they expect more features from the sites and services…

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