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…

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TechNet Events Presents: The Pathway to the Private Cloud

Get Ready for Tomorrow, Today – Hyper-V Virtualization for the Cloud Virtualization is one of the critical elements of networks operations of all kinds. Virtualization is a key to cloud operations. Joins us as we discuss the key components of virtualization that provide the operational foundation for both Public and Private Cloud. Private Cloud 201:…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/hanuk/archive/2011/02/01/windows-azure-capacity-assessment.aspx.

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Designing for Cloud-Optimized Architecture

I wanted to take the opportunity and talk about the cloud-optimized architecture, the implementation model instead of the popular perceptions around leveraging cloud computing as a deployment model. This is because, while cloud platforms like Windows Azure can run a variety of workloads, including many legacy/existing on-premises software and application migration scenarios that can run…

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Run Java with GlassFish in Windows Azure

At PDC10 (Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference 2010), Microsoft has again provided affirmation of support for Java in Windows Azure. “We’re making Java a first-class citizen with Windows Azure, the choice of the underlying framework, the choice of the development tool.”, said Bob Muglia (President of Server and Tools at Microsoft), during his keynote presentation (transcript)….

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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…

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