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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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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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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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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