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Azure, Azure, Azure

Meet the Azure team at PDC09

I took my video camera to the PDC to meet some of the Azure team who are responsible for building Azure and deciding the features make it into the product set This video is a great chance to hear some of the team talk about their areas of focus across Azure, including: -          The Azure… Read more

How Azure is being used in the real world – Azure Deep Dives in the UK

Microsoft runs occasional Azure Deep Dive events, with a small numbers of customers and partners, to help accelerate their progress building real world solutions on the Azure Platform, and providing feedback to the product team. This video looks behind the scenes at one of these 5 day Azure Deep Dives, meets the Microsoft folk mentoring… Read more

Free Windows Azure Fasttrack Architecture Review for partners

Our team – the Microsoft Developer and Platform Group – are offering a limited number free half day Fasttrack Architectural / developer Reviews focused on the Windows Azure platform for partners. These will take place at the Microsoft offices in Reading, and will run from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December, 2009. What does… Read more

Keith Knows Everything about SQL . . .

I work with Keith Burns, and as far as I can tell, he knows pretty everything there is to know about SQL Server, which in turn means he knows pretty much everything there is to know about SQL Azure too. As some folk are still getting to grips with SQL Azure, this seemed a great… Read more

Hanging out with celebrities

From time to time I end up doing some photography and filming at some of the events that we run at Microsoft. Recently this involved me hanging around and meeting some TV celebrities, in particular James Caan (Dragon’s Den) and George Alagiah (BBC News):  … Read more