Building Highly Scalable Java Applications on Windows Azure (JavaOne 2010)

JavaOne has always been one of my favorite technology conferences, and this year I had the privilege to present a session there. Given my background in Java, previous employment at Sun Microsystems, and the work I’m currently doing with Windows Azure at Microsoft, it’s only natural to try to piece them together and find more…


Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Event

  Join a select group of developers for an event near you and get hands-on experience with Windows Phone 7. Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Windows Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust…


International SOA & Cloud Symposium

International SOA & Cloud Symposium October 5-6 2010, Berliner Congress Center, Berlin Germany For the first time in Germany! With 100 speaker sessions across 17 tracks, the 3rd International SOA and Cloud Symposium will feature the top experts from around the world. There will also be a series of post-conference certification workshops running from…


Microsoft Patterns & Practices Symposium 2010

The event to bring your customers to The Microsoft patterns & practices Symposium is the event for software developers and architects to have engaging and meaningful discussions with the people creating the technologies and guidance aimed at addressing their scenarios. This 5-day event provides an environment to learn about and discuss a broad range of…


Cloud Computing as a New Development Paradigm

A colleague pointed me to a blog post Cloud this, cloud that, which to me reflects the common perception around cloud computing that it is just another form of server hosting; a deployment/delivery model. Instead of simply trying to re-deploy existing software into the cloud, our opinion is that cloud computing also offers more, in…


Active Directory and BizTalk in the Cloud?

A colleague pointed me to an interesting blog post – Two products Microsoft should set free into Cloud, which ended with this question: So Microsoft – here is a market that is begging to be served and yours to lose. While you still have work to do to make your to Azure Platform, Business Applications,…


Standardization in the Cloud – Necessity or Optional?

This is a widely discussed topic as well, along with many others. A recent panel discussion at GigaOm’s Structure 2010 conference had some pretty interesting comments about the question. Sinclair Schuller who was on that panel, posted the question, and his thoughts, on his blog – Do We Need Cloud API Standards? Here is my…


SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

Yes that is a book and it is now available! I had the privilege to participate as a member of a very esteemed and talented authoring team for this book that includes Thomas Erl, John deVadoss, Nitin Gandhi, Hanu Kommalapati, Brian Loesgen, Christoph Schittko, Herbjörn Wilhelmsen, Mickey Williams, and many other contributors….


In-Person Event: The Full Testing Experience – Professional Quality Assurance with Visual Studio 2010

Microsoft and Northwest Cadence are proud to offer this four hour live event – during which we will demonstrate the testing and quality assurance lifecycle using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. Join us as we dive into the testing tools and testing process you can use to dramatically improve the effectiveness of your…


Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event – Live Online Webcast

Too busy to attend the in-person events in various cities? Now you can watch the May 27th Seattle event in the comfort of your own computer (though without the free coffee and drinks and snacks and swag and people!). Just follow the links below for either the MSDN developer track, or TechNet IT pro track….