Microsoft DevCamps for Phone, Cloud and Web

ATTEND A CAMP, BUILD AN APP Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Check out the four different DevCamps currently being offered and register today! CLOUD CAMP Join us…


More Windows Azure DevCamps in December 2011

Event Locations 12/2 – Santa Monica, CA 12/13 – Redmond, WA 12/15- Phoenix, AZ Events run from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Register To register or to view the full agenda, select a location above.     Come join us for 1 day of cloud computing! Developer Camps (DevCamps for short) are free, fun, no-fluff…


Windows Azure DevCamps Silicon Valley | October 28-29, 2011

Event Location Mt. View, CA Date Oct. 28-29, 2011 Time 8:00AM – 6:00PM Location Silicon Valley Center 1065 La Avenida St Building 1 Mt. View, CA 94043 REGISTER NOW >> Events run from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Featured Presenter James Conard James Conard is the Senior Director of the Windows Azure Evangelism team at…


BUILD | 2011.09.13-16 | Anaheim, CA

BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences, fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. Learn how to create powerful new…


Internet Service Bus and Windows Azure AppFabric

Microsoft’s AppFabric, part of a set of ”application infrastructure” (or middleware) technologies, is (IMO) one of the most interesting areas on the Microsoft platform today, and where a lot of innovations are occurring. There are a few technologies that don’t really have equivalents elsewhere, at the moment, such as the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus….


Rise of the Cloud Ecosystems

I had the opportunity to participate at this year’s CloudConnect conference, with my session on Building Highly Scalable Applications on Windows Azure, which is mostly an update from my earlier presentations at JavaOne and Cloud Computing Expo. I was pleased to learn that the cloud-optimized design leveraging distributed computing best practices approach, aligned well to…


Cloud-optimized architecture and Advanced Telemetry

One of the projects I had the privilege of working with this past year, is the Windows Azure platform implementation at Advanced Telemetry. Advanced Telemetry offers an extensible, remote, energy-monitoring-and-control software framework suitable for a number of use case scenarios. One of their current product offerings is EcoView™, a smart energy and resource management system…


The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1: Strategy & Planning

I was happy to see that a colleague and friend, David Pallman (GM at Neudesic and one of the few Windows Azure MVP’s in the world), successfully published the first volume of his The Windows Azure Handbook series: Planning & Strategy Architecture Development Management I think that is a very nice organization/separation of different considerations…


Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform

Just saw a friend, Richard Seroter the “Architect Extraordinaire”, publish a new book from Packt – Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform; his second book after SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009. Even though technical books usually don’t make it onto NY Times Best Sellers and that they usually don’t help the authors retire…


Azure Capacity Assessment

Hanu Kommalapati, a very esteemed colleague and co-author on our book SOA with .NET and Windows Azure, provided some guidance on how to estimate and assess capacity requirements in Windows Azure. Read more about it on Hanu’s blog at