The Cloud at WPC10

Some really interesting stuff has been announced here. You can read today’s full story here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2010/07/12/realizing-the-promise-of-cloud-with-microsoft.aspx These are some of the highlights for me: – Azure in your datacenter with the Windows Azure Appliance: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/appliance/ – Small Business Server Aurore will allow you to manage your hybrid on-premise/cloud(BPOS) environment – Check out the Windows Azure…

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Get serious about the Windows Azure Platform – 6 week training!

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032449971&Culture=en-GB  Event Overview The “Microsoft Azure Self-paced Learning Course” is a free, interactive, self-paced, technical training course covering the Microsoft Azure platform – Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Azure AppFabric. The course takes place over a six week period from May 10th – June 18th 2010, with weekly coursework assignments. During the course you…

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My Week in the Cloud (7)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.   Windows Azure Platform .NET 4 is coming to Windows Azure within 90 days of the RTM of .NET 4. In fact, you can read here that .NET 4.0 is already in the current Windows Azure OS but that…

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My Week in the Cloud (5)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing. Windows Azure Platform I found this nice overview of sessions to follow here (http://blogs.msdn.com/billzack/archive/2010/03/13/windows-azure-platform-training-roadmap.aspx). I’m copying the links from that post. Level 100 – Basic After completing the units recommended for this level, you should be able to articulate…

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My Week in the Cloud (4)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.   Windows Azure Platform I really enjoyed reading the Socratic Dialectic in the RDBMS vs NoSQL post on ‘the codeface’ blog. SUPER stuff!!!http://blog.markrendle.net/2010/03/do-you-need-relational-database.html Yes, you have NoSQL from Microsoft. Just look at Windows Azure Storage. But sometimes it makes…

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My week in the cloud (3)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.   Windows Azure Platform This week was a pretty exciting week for those following the ventures of Microsoft into cloud computing. If you didn’t see the talk online, I recommend watching it on demand: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/cloud/videogallery.aspx Our new site covering…

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My week in the cloud (1)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing.   Windows Azure platform http://www.cerebrata.com/Products/CloudStorageStudio/Default.aspx Tools are being developed on the Windows Azure Platform. This tool, Cloud Storage Studio, allows you to manage your storage in Windows Azure. http://searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid201_gci1380654,00.html Microsoft to add Remote Desktop and VM support to Azure….

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Microsoft Generation 4 Data Centers

http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/36db4da6-8777-431e-aefb-316ccbb63e4e

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Beta Release of Windows Azure Drive

Accessing a drive on Windows Azure using standard NTFS API’s? It is possible: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsazure/archive/2010/02/02/beta-release-of-windows-azure-drive.aspx Interesting is that it is actually a Windows Azure Page Blob in which a virtual hard drive formatted with NTFS is stored. The blog post contains interesting details as does this whitepaper: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710117 Fascinating to see the platform develop.

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Free Cloud Computing e-book by Microsoft

Just 13 pages so don’t expect more than a brief introduction into the topic. You can read it online here: https://www.microsoft.com/business/mycenter/library/cloud-computing.aspx If you want to download it, just press the print button and you can save it to a pdf file.   Enjoy. Hans

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