#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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#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 22nd October 2010

Local Overview Steve Nagy – Windows Azure MVP in Australia – Well done! Readiness & Resources Testing Scale-out to the cloud, scale back to your rack CRM: Windows Azure Web Role Hosted Service + Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Impersonation In the news: Open source cloud initiative embraces Microsoft virtualization platform Learning from the Cloud -…

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#Azure Action –Weekly Newsletter – 15th October 2010

Local Overview Further details on the Fujitsu Azure “Down-Under” Data Center Readiness & Resources Storage: Windows Azure Storage performance Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. External File Upload Optimizations for Windows Azure How to publish a file on Azure Blob Storage, making it visible via the public web, and doing so in one page of…

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#Azure Action –Weekly Newsletter – 8th October 2010

Overview Fujitsu to Bring Windows Azure to Australia in 2011 Local Enterprise TAP for SQL Azure September update to Windows Azure Platform Training Kit   Readiness: “Understand the Hood: Inside the Windows Azure Hosting Environment” SQL readiness: SQL Azure Best Practices and Code See here for SQL Azure case studies and here for the new…

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The Windows Azure team in Australia

As the team is now beginning to take some shape and form I thought I’d take a stab at a list of people who can help our current and potential customers and partners. Myself aside, I can safely say, this is an all star team: Who Role Audience Assistance Developer Evangelist      Start-ups, ISVs, Enterprise Developers…

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