Azure related announcements at PDC2010

There were so many announcements last week at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference held in Seattle. This post is a quick summary of the Azure related announcements that were made that I think you NEED to know about: 1. Windows Azure Platform Benefits for Cloud Essentials will be available on January 7th and provide an mechanism…

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Microsoft’s ongoing support for StartUps is mentioned on The Next Web

This is just a quick post to highlight that Microsoft BizSpark and local Australian BizSpark Champ Catherine Eibner (i.e. me!) have been mentioned in an article on TheNextWeb. The Next Web  is a fantastic site that culminates technology information from around the world – and has a special focus on Entrepreneurism, both locally & from…

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BizSpark Azure Startup Camp is coming to Perth!

I am noticing a growing trend in the number of startups in Perth! And not to be outdone by other cities – it seems that every time we run events elsewhere, it is the Perth contingents job to ensure that we know that it’s their turn to host an event next!! I am very happy…

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BizSpark Phone 7 Startup Camp in Brisbane

Are you interested in Windows Phone 7 Development? Do you already have your killer App in mind and want to get support while you build it? Do want to learn from Technical and Business Experts? Do you want the opportunity to present your business idea to Investors and Venture Capitalists while networking with other Entrepreneurs?…

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The PDC10 Roadshow now includes a XAP fest!

Attending the XAPFest in your city is one of the best way for you to test your Windows Phone 7 application on a real device. The Australian Developer Platform & Evangelism team is running a PDC 2010 Roadshow. As part of this event Dave Glover is presenting  the Phone 7 update to give you the…

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Sydney Start Up Camp – 24 hours, 50 budding Entrepreneurs and 10 new businesses!

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be involved in the 4th Sydney Start Up Weekend. The idea is something that was kicked off by local entrepreneur Bart Jellema and with 3 Sydney & 2 Melbourne based Start Up Weekend events behind him already (although he claimed we would all learn as we went)…

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Pollenizer BootCamp hits Perth!

Its a great time to be a Start Up in Australia! There is so much activity going on! Perth in particular seems to be a growing hub of energy! I have just head that local Web Incubator Pollenizer is running a Bootcamp specifically for start ups in Perth. Space is limited so get in Quick!…

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Can I host My Rails app on Azure?

Across the weekend at Start Up Camp Sydney I was asked several times about the Microsoft Azure Cloud offering, and specifically if the teams could host their applications on Azure if they built them in Ruby On Rails. I couldn’t see any reason why not but decided to look into it a bit further when…

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