Azure Virtual Datacenter: New Portal and Presentation Deck

Previously, we published the Azure Virtual Datacenter: Concepts eBook and the Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide. See this overview blog post from Mark Ozur.   But, how would you present the concept of the Azure Virtual Datacenter to your team or client? Enter the presentation deck! Azure Virtual Datacenter: Presentation Deck This presentation deck explores…


TWO NEW AZURECAT EBOOKS: Build and Deploy a Multi-Container Application (Service Fabric & Azure Container Service)

Paolo Salvatori (Principal PM in AzureCAT) does crazy things on GitHub. And now we’ve extended his work to release two new eBooks: one focuses on Service Fabric and the other on Azure Container Service. These eBooks were written by Paolo and edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. Anna Forse was our Content Manager, and…

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Who will be announced as the next Small Basic Guru? Read more about April 2018 competition!!

What is TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as…

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Small Basic Monthly Challenges – April 2018

Big thanks to LitDev for hosting our monthly challenges! These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more…


NEW WHITEPAPER: Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide

Azure CAT recently published the… Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide   In this whitepaper, we outline the process enterprise IT staff and decision makers can use to identify and plan the migration of applications and servers to Azure using the lift and shift method, minimizing any additional development costs while optimizing cloud hosting…


Learn Small Basic

Updated: 4/17/18 Are you ready to continue learning about Small Basic? Here are lots of options! Curriculum Books: Learn to Program with Small Basic – by Ed Price (me) and Majed Marji 7 Small Basic books from Computer Science for Kids – by Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee Small Basic Programming Books – Explore some…


AzureCAT – Technical Customer Profiles

Last Updated: 5/17/18 Over in this blog post, we mentioned why we’re named AzureCAT: CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions!   While we help customers architect those solutions, we learn…


Is Small Basic the FIRST SOCIAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE + IDE?

UPDATED: 3/30/18 So this blog post is combination of a question and information. We’ll start with the information. Social is one of the four Tenets of Small Basic (Simple, Fun, Social, and Gradual). See the Social section of the article, Small Basic: The Unique Features.    First… How is Small Basic social? UI: Share Your…


Small Basic Interview – Philip Conrod (Visual Basic, Assembler, Pascal, Fortran, COBOL, Java, Visual C#, & Small Basic)

Today I am interviewing Philip Conrod. Philip has co-authored, edited, and published several Microsoft Small Basic programming books and tutorials with his friend and colleague, Lou Tylee. Some of these books include the following Small Basic Best Sellers:      Let’s get started! Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What programming languages do you…