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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Start to Azure – Belgian ISV’s

We have recently launched a program in Belgium called Start To Azure. The program is designed to help our Belgian ISV’s to put their applications on the Windows Azure platform. Basically we will help ISV’s assess the opportunity Windows Azure presents them after which we will invest in technical/architectural consultancy to get the ISV on…

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The Microsoft Innovation Center has a Call for Multi-Touch Projects

If you are planning an interesting Multi Touch project (for instance with Microsoft Surface, Windows 7…) then check out this call for projects from the Microsoft Innovation Center (http://www.mic-belgique.be/default.aspx) in Mons. Contact me if you want more info and I will put you in contact with the organizers at the MIC.   Qui est un…

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Develop Touch applications for Windows using Microsoft Surface controls

Microsoft Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch Beta (NEW) This beta package includes the advanced Microsoft Surface controls, templates, and samples to easily create applications that are optimized for multi-touch interaction and that run on Windows Touch PCs. With the .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Presentation Framework 4.0 (WPF), and this toolkit, Windows Touch developers can quickly…

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My Week in the Cloud (8)

Sharing some bits that I found interesting during the last week while reading about cloud computing. Windows Azure Platform A nice collection of tools and learning resources listed by Wintellect: http://www.wintellect.com/CS/blogs/pmehner/archive/2010/04/20/learning-windows-azure-platform-resources.aspx Microsoft Townhall (http://www.microsofttownhall.com/) runs on Azure. It’s a tool for politicians and other public officials (among others) who want to host online social experiences…

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Belgian eID integrated with ASP.NET applications

A couple of weeks ago we had a Windows Identity Foundation workshop in Belgium delivered by Vittorio Bertocci. Frank Cornelis from FedICT was very quick to apply this knowledge and make it so you can now easily use the Belgian electronic ID cards with your ASP.NET applications. Here’s how: http://groups.google.com/group/eid-applet/browse_thread/thread/1aeb06c82792273 Also a video was created….

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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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That ‘other’ mobile business at Microsoft

We have heard a lot on Windows Phone 7 since February. Today, there’s another interesting announcement made about Microsoft mobile solution for industries. Up until now these two operating systems resided in different business groups at Microsoft. The Windows Embedded Business (WEB) has overseen Windows Embedded CE, while the Mobile Communications Business (MCB) managed Windows…

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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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