Happy New Year and a thank you for making 2009 great fun

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Have a fantastic New Years Eve this evening and a successful and fun 2010 (The above is the North Yorkshire Moors in 2009 as it should be – sheep and snow) Thanks to everyone who read my blog in 2009 (and my other VB blog), left…

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SyncToBlog #8 Visual Basic 6 migration links

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink A few Visual Basic 6 links I want to “get down on paper” – lest I forget 🙂 John Fuex describing the process he and his company went through to solve the C# versus .NET dilemma when migrating White paper: 5 myth-busting reasons for choosing an…

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SyncToBlog #7 Windows Azure Platform links

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I have been meaning to get these “out of my head” for a little while now. Christmas Eve seems a good day to do it on 🙂 Dave Thompson (Microsoft UK) did a good summary post of adding SSL to a webrole Dave also did a…

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Windows Azure benefits for MSDN Premium Subscribers can be used for live applications. Sign up from January 4th

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink When we first announced that MSDN Premium subscribers and BizSpark members would be getting free Azure hours we also stated that they would be restricted to development and testing. The great news is we decided to lift this restriction so that you will be able to…

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Multi-tenanted applications on Windows Azure and SQL Azure – added to my todo list for 2010

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Back when I was an Application Architect working with UK ISVs I spent a lot of time helping companies understand how to architect multi-tenanted applications. However, I have never pondered about the challenges (and opportunities) of doing this with Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Until now….

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What is Microsoft “Dallas”?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Nope, I’m not referring to the famous TV series. I am referring to the “data-as-a-service” offering we announced at the PDC. What it is: Dallas is “data-as-a-service” offer from Windows Azure which is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading…

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MSDN Flash Podcast 018 – Michael Foord discusses IronPython

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink [22/12/09: I have been unable to get the podcast hosted on Channel 9 due to problems with the publishing platform. But Michael did a great job so I wanted to get it posted. Hence you can find it on Skydrive for the moment.  Download from Skydrive…

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MSDN Flash Podcast 017 – Hadi Hariri talks Behavior Driven Development

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I talk to Hadi Hariri about the differences between Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development – and why Hadi chooses BDD every time. Hadi wrote an article on BDD for the December 2nd 2009 UK MSDN Flash newsletter: “Test Driven Development (TDD) is about…

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Visual Studio 2010 Beta period extension is good news

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Soma has announced that we will be extending the Beta period of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. We will be adding a Release Candidate with a broad “go live” license, which will be publicly available in the February 2010 timeframe. Whilst I would love…

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