The Azure Services Platform Challenge – new CloudApp() – Anand Iyer

I haven’t link blogged in a long time, so hopefully you’ll forgive me.  Saw on Anand’s blog today that the Azure team is “launching ‘new CloudApp()’ a US-based developer challenge to promote applications running on the Azure Services Platform.”  If you are interested in a chance to win a $5,000 gift card merely by writing…

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Tour of Arkansas

  I had a GREAT time touring across Arkansas (over 1300 miles of driving!) talking about Windows Live Framework (LiveFX for short), Windows Live Mesh, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 3 and building communities.  I’d like to thank Randy Walker, Michael Paladino and all the User Group leaders in Fort Smith, Springdale, Harrison, Jonesboro, Little Rock and…

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Windows Azure Development Tools Updated

Just in from the Azure Services team: We are excited to announce that we have released an update to the Windows® Azure™ SDK and Visual Studio Tools. These latest releases are available here: Windows Azure SDK: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130232 Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128752 These newly released SDK and Tools include: Bug and performance fixes…

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Dallas Cloud Computing User Group

Mike Holdorf and Vince Blasberg have collaborated on putting together the inaugural meeting of the Dallas Area Cloud Computing User Group on January 21 from 6-8pm in the Dallas MTC.  It’s great to see the community so excited about embracing the latest Microsoft Cloud Computing technologies including Windows Azure, SQL Data Services and Windows Live…

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Come to MDC Dallas and See Me Shave My Head!

That’s right – you heard right!  I’m issuing a challenge to all the architects, DBAs, enthusiasts, and professional software developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas… If we can get 750 people registered to attend the MSDN Developer Conference on January 26th here in the lovely city of Dallas, TX, I will let some lucky…

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PDC Day 1 – Windows Azure

You might have heard rumblings of secret projects at Microsoft called Red Dog, or Strata on various blog posts or Twitter feeds.  Today at PDC, the covers came off these codenames to reveal Windows Azure: Originally called Windows Strata, Windows® Azure is “a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and…

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