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Our audience team is spinning up our next round of Windows Azure Boot Camps. If you aren’t familiar with the Windows Azure Boot Camp format, it has traditionally been a two-day hands-on lab-oriented experience. You bring your laptop, join a Microsoft evangelists or two for a couple of days. We cover everything you need to…

Sync Framework 4.0 CTP now supports clients like iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight

  Previously Sync Framework required  a Windows  machine with Sync runtime installed on the client side. The Sync Framework 4.0 now leverages a remote sync service and hence any client that speak HTTP and OData can build occasionally connected  applications by leveraging Sync Framework. Here is a link to the official blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sync/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-sync-framework-4-0-october-2010-ctp.aspx. -…

Windows Azure PDC 2010 Announcements

Windows Azure PDC Announcements Here is a list of PDC announcements (excluding AppFabric) made by Bob Muglia during the PDC 2010 Keynote which can be viewed on demand at (http://www.microsoftpdc.com): Calendar Year 2010 · Virtual Machine (VM) role: increases flexibility to run software of your choice (stateless server components) on Azure platform. Database server is…


Microsoft’s cloud leadership per Gartner

Our company has done such a reset towards cloud computing in the last five years that the IT research organizations are noticing the strategic direction Microsoft is taking. Here is a post on pcmag.com about a Gartner presentation on cloud vendor comparison from at recent Gartner Symposium: http://blogs.pcmag.com/miller/2010/10/gartner_will_microsoft_and_vmw.php. -Hanu  

Setting up Sharepoint 2010 Development Environment on Windows 7

Technorati Tags: Sharepoint 2010,Development Environment,Windows 7 I was trying to set up a Sharepoint 2010 development environment (server not foundation) and all my web searches pointed to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx. IMO, this was a poorly written document as it combined all the operating systems into one single document. For each step, I had to search for Windows…


You asked for private cloud; we have it for you – Windows Azure Platform Appliance!

At WPC 2010, Microsoft announced a Windows Azure based private cloud for enterprises: https://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/jul10/07-12CloudComputingPR.mspx. The Windows Azure platform appliance is targeted towards companies which buy 1000 servers or more.The appliance will run on-premise leveraging Microsoft specified hardware and offers Windows Azure and SQL Azure capabilities. Even though it runs on-premise it still is a service…

Free eBook on Windows Azure development

Just come across this great resource from Windows Azure blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2010/07/06/new-windows-azure-book-now-available-for-free-download.aspx. -Hanu   Technorati Tags: Windows Azure,development,cloud computing

Windows Azure is the top performer this week

Windows Azure is the top performer this week at http://www.CloudSleuth.net. Per their web site, they run the same sample application on various cloud provider infrastructure and use the well known http://www.gomez.com to monitor the performance.   -Hanu Technorati Tags: Azure,Windows Azure

IE Reverses Trend – whew!

IE finally reversed trend per Net Applicaitons at the expense of FireFox. IE share now climbed from 59.8 percent to 60.3 percent! Please read the rest of the news at http://www.zdnet.com/news/ie-reverses-downward-trend-at-firefoxs-expense/441068?tag=nl.e539. -Hanu

Continental Airlines IE8 Web Slices

If you are a frequent traveler, it is nice to know the deals what your favorite airline is offering on any given day. Internet Explorer 8 web slice recently published by Continental Airlines exactly does that; the web slice feature of IE8 allowed Continental Airlines to annotate the part of the deals page and publish…