#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 26th November 2010

Local Overview APRA: Specific considerations when using cloud computing services Readiness & Resources Reading: Windows Azure AppFabric: A Strategic Core of Microsoft’s Cloud Platform 10 Noteworthy New Features Coming to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform Watching: Nice introductory Windows Azure video Case Study: Real World Windows Azure: Interview with Allen Smith, Chief of Police for the…

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#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 19th November 2010

Local Overview Windows Azure Platform University – Brett and Owen Report About Australia From Singapore Readiness & Resources Reading: The Economics of the Cloud ( a fantastic read despite the drab title) Watching: Cloud Cover Episode 32  – AppFabric caching with @wadewegner Case Study: DataMarket  public data in Sweden Tools: http://gshahine.com/blog/archives/2010/11/04/azure-service-management-tools/ In the news: Microsoft…

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#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter–12th November 2010

Local Overview APAC data transfers has been lowered from $0.30 GB in / $0.45 GB out to $0.10 GB in / $0.20 GB out from November 11 2010 Readiness & Resources Readify Azure Assessment now available The Windows Azure Platform Introductory Special offer (which includes the SQL Azure Free Trial) has been extended through March…

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#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 5th November 2010

Local Overview The Australian – Curtin Call – A case study of Australian university Curtin University’s use of the Azure platform in their iPortfolio service, delivered on the Azure platform. Curtin talks about the benefits of delivering this service via the Azure platform. Computerworld – Computershare plunges into Azure deeps – Another customer case study…

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I’m going be a Windows Phone 7 App Writer

After TechEd, various internal events and some pretty nifty demos from the guys at Readify, its about time I stopped playing with emulators and wrote something. This post contains a bunch of developer readiness resources to help me and perhaps you, get started. First off some of the pre and post TechEd AU press  Microsoft…

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Upgrading a Mac Air with Windows 7– is it worth it?

I’m lucky, I have a few machines I use for work and for home. When I was a kid the Mattel Aquarius was an amazement. Later the Commodore 64 a dream, and writing space invaders on Acorn and RM Nimbus machines was a breeze. As developed from X-Windows, to Sun to various Windows platforms and…

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The last Windows largely deployed?

Every now again I find James Gardner’s blog posts insightful and provocative. The recent post The last Windows ever  is the latest in a running line of doom mongering for Windows. Since I’ve been working now with Windows Azure,  some say is a new Windows Operating System in the cloud, the brand Windows has become…

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#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 29th October 2010

Whilst I was away on leave last week PDC was in full swing with at least 15 major changes to the platform. The new  Windows Azure Platform Management Portal, Extra Small Role size and Remote Desktop were my top 3. Then there was also the announcement of Azure Connect (previously known as Project Sydney) •Enterprise…

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