New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud

From the article… A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers to be accessed through the Internet….

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Cloud Storage by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This third lecture covers all the various cloud storage potions, what is provided by the top cloud vendors and then uses Windows Azure to demonstrate the non-relational storage options blobs,…

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Cloud Application Architecture Patterns by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This second lecture introduces distributed computing concepts and a set of application architecture patterns that are popular with cloud based solutions. David then uses a Windows Azure based applications that…

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Introduction to Cloud Computing by David Platt

David Platt of the Harvard University Extension School and CEO of Rolling Thunder Computing has created a 3 lecture series on Cloud Computing for students. This first lecture provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and covers the historical background, definitions of Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service and…

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Windows Phone 7 + Windows Azure = Cool Game Platform

David Rousset, has written a terrific 4 part article on using Silverlight, XNA on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure to create a full features game level editor. The interesting parts fro me are David’s architectural approach to combining Silverlight on the desktop, Windows Azure for cloud storage and Windows Phone 7 for the gaming…

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Innovation Showcase Headlines – 06.15.2010

Here are this weeks headlines from Innovation Showcase. Lots of news on Office and SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Azure. Programming Microsoft Office 2010: Getting Started with Office 2010 Solutions The IE6–IE8 Technet Webcast Upgrade Series Prism Updated for Silverlight 4 Patterns and Practices Security Guidance Round’up Visual Studio 2010 Web Deployment Projects…

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Healthcare Industry and the Cloud – Free 1-day Event

Microsoft “Many Screens and a Cloud” June 15, 2010 – Microsoft Northeast District Office, 201 Jones Road, Sixth Floor, Waltham MA 02451 The Healthcare landscape is dramatically changing. Economic pressures, reform legislation, stimulus funding, and medical/technology advancements are a creating a perfect storm for change. Microsoft views cloud computing as a potential catalyst for Healthcare…

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Innovation Showcase Headlines 06.01.2010

Innovation Showcase headlines 06.01.2010 – Stay on top of the latest news, views and technology updates. This weeks articles focus on Windows Azure, Silverlight, Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Phone and developer and architect community news. ARCast.TV – SOASTA uses Windows Azure to offer CloudTest Solutions Open-source projects ease…

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Innovation Showcase Headlines 05.12.2010

The editorial staff over at Innovation Showcase have been busy this week compiling the top stories for developers and architects. Check out the news on Silverlight, Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Office, 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and Windows 7. High-Quality Touchscreens for your Windows 7 Multi-touch Applications Refactoring to the Cloud How fast is…

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Innovation Showcase Headlines – 05.04.2010

This weeks Innovation Showcase Headlines   Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Technologies to Device Manufacturers Web Application Publisher Combines Data Across Clouds Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP For Visual Studio 2010 RTM Financial Institutions See Benefits of Windows 7 Microsoft: We are “All In” Cloud Expo Bring Panoramic View to Your Windows Phone 7 Applications ARCast.TV…

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