Getting started with Microsoft Cloud Computing

We have a new section on our Visual Studio Developer Center over at MSDN, for getting started on our cloud computing stack.You will find free downloads, blog postings, developer resource kits, community resources and more linked conveniently from this page.If you’re using Visual Studio, make it a web favorite and/or your VS start page, and you’ll…

Azure and Silverlight Deep-Diving

Getting Started with Silverlight‘Getting Started with Silverlight’ is a series of 11 videos and hands-on materials that introduces the concepts, skills, and applications customers need when building their first Silverlight application. [link…] Great Windows Live Videocasts and Information: Check it out on the Live Services Blog at Want to deep-dive into the Windows Azure…


So far, a really good week…

The views and opinions stated in this blog are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft. Each posting on this blog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.  What a great week it has been so far, I have to admit, looking back over the past week is inspiring….


SharePoint Team Blog: Announcing SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements

  This is a cross-posting from the Sharepoint Team Blog: We’ve heard loud and clear that you want system requirements information as early as possible to assist in your budgeting and planning, so today we’re happy to announce (and confirm) some preliminary system requirements for SharePoint Server 2010: SharePoint Server 2010 will be 64-bit only….


Keeping abreast of SharePoint Server 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Azure Services Platform

Well, it’s official. The SharePoint Product Group (PG) just released the news on their MSDN blog (, about the formal naming of “SharePoint Server 2010”. I’m very excited about the news, because it drops the “MOSS” acronym, and represents the product in-line with it’s true incarnation as a Server platform. Yes, it is still part…