New Windows Phone 7 Developer Guidance released for building line of business applications

Several partners have been asking about guidance on combining Windows Phone 7 applications with Windows Azure. The patterns and practices team recently released new guidance on Windows Phone 7.  This is a continuation of the Windows Azure Guidance. It takes the survey application and makes a version for Windows Phone 7.  The guide includes the…

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Merry Christmas everyone

I would like to wish anyone and everyone who visits this blog (even the spammer) or who I have had the pleasure to work with in 2010 (or for that matter 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006… 1996) A very Merry Christmas and a fun and healthy New Year Picture brought to you by Bob Cratchett – …

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Researching runtime technologies (Xmas fun with HTML5)

The Internet Explorer 9.0 team just posted about Pirates love Daises. This is a showcase game for the power of HTML 5 running inside IE 9.0 – and the author has done a fantastic job (you can get more details from Grant’s blog post). A game developer is an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) – a…

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Slides and links from ISV Windows Azure briefing on the 13th Dec 2010

A big thank you to everyone who attended yesterdays “informal” briefing on the Windows Azure Platform. There were lots of great discussions during the day and I know we al certainly enjoyed it. This post contains (ultimately) the slides and links from yesterday. Slides: Davids on Windows Azure all up (TBD) Eric on SQL Azure…

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Register now for the FREE Tech Days Online Conference January 20th

The perfect solution to the “January blues” is a good solid few hours learning about great technology. The ‘Build an app for that’ Online Conference is exactly that, featuring demo-rich sessions on building applications for the browser, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 7. There are three tracks letting you choose which sessions are most relevant…

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Windows Azure powers Father Christmas

Ok it doesn’t really but the Microsoft Partner Network folks have hit gold with this rather addictive chrimbo game. It is great fun to play yet has a little serious side as it “rewards” you with a Windows Azure related link after each level. Try it now! http://bit.ly/festivegame It is a Silverlight app which is:…

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Windows Azure SDK 1.3 addresses early adopter feedback

At the end of November 2010 we released a new version of the Windows Azure SDK which contains many new features driven by the great feedback of early adopters plus a shiny new portal. New Portal implemented in Silverlight: The new portal is implemented using Silverlight and replaces the (IMHO rather clunky) original HTML +…

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Give someone their first time online

This is a great idea, very nicely done. The aim is to help the 9 million people in the UK who have never been online do just that – go online. Check it out and get involved http://www.get-someone-online.com/

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Is your company successfully applying Application Lifecycle Management?

Two separate emails arrived in my Inbox. Email #1: The results of  detailed survey of UK ISVs which we had commissioned – what makes them tick etc. In that survey it stated “76% of ISVs do not use any ALM tools”. It also stated that of those that did, most only did the basics. I#m…

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