Q&A: What are the UK prices for the Windows Azure Platform

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Lots of folks keep asking me for UK prices and to be fair it does take a little work to find them (You need to start here and bring up this pop up) Hence for simplicity, I have copied them here (as of Jan 29th 2010)….


You have 10 votes. Why not use them! www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink The Windows Azure Platform team is very keen to get your feedback on where they should be directing their efforts over the coming months. I’ve mentioned www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com in previous blog posts but it never managed its own post – well this is it 🙂 Everybody has…


Results of Cloud Computing Survey – Part 1: Is Cloud relevant?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink On January 7th 2010 I kicked off a survey on Cloud Computing and the Windows Azure Platform (Now closed). A big thanks to the 100 folks who completed the survey. I have been through the results and removed a few where folks clearly dropped out after…


New Windows Azure Platform online community in the UK

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink There is a really strong interest in Cloud Computing and Azure in the UK – but it doesn’t appear to be supported by an online community. Well, at least I couldn’t find an active community. Hence I decided to go and create one. Or at least…


QandA: How do you avoid being charged unnecessarily for Windows Azure compute hours?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink [Check out my other QandAs] You would reasonably expect to be charged for the use of the Windows Azure Platform for any application you have built which is live on Azure. But you will a) want to minimise that cost and b) you would probably like…

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QandA: When do I get charged for compute hours on Windows Azure?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink [Check out my other QandAs] This question keeps coming up. Hence I will have a stab at explaining it. Nothing deployed = no charge First I think we can all happily agree that the following service on Windows Azure won’t be costing me anything 🙂 Deployed…


Windows Azure Platform, Amazon Web Services and Google App Engine Explained

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I wanted to point folks at this great blog if you are interested in Cloud Computing. Janakiram MSV has been busily producing some great work in his role as a Cloud Computing Strategist. What I particularly like is he is looking at the Windows Azure Platform…

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Maybe see you at London CloudCamp on the 21st January 2010

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I will be popping along to CloudCamp this Thursday. I’ve been to CloudCamp once before when it coincided with Qcon London when I was a speaker in 2009. But TBH I really didn’t pay much attention last time around as it was a) the end of…


Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 book available and it is from a UK author

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Many, many months back UK based Alex Mackey (Australia now has him) mentioned that he was starting work on a book about Visual Studio 2010 which would also be his first book. I remember at the time thinking “Poor chap – I wonder if he has…


Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Launch Date is Monday 12th April

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Which is fantastic news. I’m really looking forward to it especially as the UK team are planning to put on a great week for UK developers with the help of the fantastic UK community. More details to follow. Check out the UK Visual Studio 2010 page….