Open Source on .NET evening at UK Tech Days April 14th #uktechdays

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink That fine chap https://twitter.com/serialseb is pulling together an interesting evening of fun on the Wednesday in London and I for one will definitely be there. Lots of goodness to learn about. If you are a .NET developer who still isn’t looking at Open Source, then the…

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Microsoft Generation 4 Datacenter using ITPACs

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Microsoft is continuing to make significant investments in Datacenter technology and is focused on solving issues such as long lead times, significant up-front costs and over capacity. Enter the world of modular Datacenters and ITPACs – IT Pre-Assembled Components. In simple terms – air handling and…

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FREE Windows Azure evening in London on April 15th including FREE access to Windows Azure

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink [Did I overdo the use of FREE in the title? :-)] April 12th to 16th is Microsoft Tech Days – 5 days of sessions on Visual Studio 2010 through to Windows 7 Phone Series. Many of these days are now full (Tip – Thursday still has…

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Rob Blackwell on interoperability and Azure

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink At QCon in March we had a sample Azure application implemented in both Java and Ruby to demonstrate that the Windows Azure Platform is not just about .NET. The following is an interesting interview with Rob Blackwell, the R&D director of the partner who implemented the…

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Slides and links for Entity Framework 4 and Azure from Devweek 2010

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Last week (March 2010) I presented on Entity Framework 4 and the Windows Azure Platform at www.devweek.com. As usual, it was a great conference and I caught up with lots of old friends and made some new ones along the way. Entity Framework 4 Entity Framework…

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Poll on Entity Framework 4 – one year on

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink 12 months back (today is March 15th 2010) on the 16th of  March 2009 I created a poll on Entity Framework v1 – the marmite of ORMs? A quick poll…. Entity Framework v1 was getting a mixed reception at the time – I met developers who…

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Recent resources on Entity Framework 4

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I just posted on the bits you need to install to explore all the features of Entity Framework 4 with the Visual Studio 2010 RC. I’ve also had a quick look (March 12th 2010) to see what new resources are out there on EF4. They appear…

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Getting PhP and Ruby working on Windows Azure and SQL Azure

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink When Windows Azure was first released in 2008 the only programming languages you could use were .NET languages such as Visual Basic and C# and the applications you built had to run in Partial Trust (Similar to ASP.NET Medium Trust). In the interim we have made…

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Guest Post: What’s IronRuby, and how do I put it on Rails?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink [You might want to also read other GuestPosts on my blog – or contribute one?] On the 26th and 27th of March (2010) myself and Edd Morgan of Microsoft will be popping along to the Scottish Ruby Conference. I dabble with Ruby and I am a…

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