AboutYOU Windows Phone App Released

There is an old joke: "But enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?" A more serious description would be “Find out what people are saying about you on the web”. IMHO this is the ultimate vanity app that a lot of people would want to use. It is not…

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Announcing free inbound data transfers to Windows Azure!

News Flash: All inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times will be free for all billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011.   This can represent very significant savings if an application currently has substantial amounts of inbound traffic or if you have large quantities of existing data that you want…

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Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards. Having been judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the awards was presented to attending winners at the 3rd annual Cloud Computing World Forum on June 21st in Olympia, London. Since the Windows Azure platform became generally available…

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New this week on Ignition Showcase 6-22-2011

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Windows Azure AppFabric – June CTP Released

We have announced the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the Windows Azure Platform. See this Channel9 blog post for a new episode…

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Announcing the Rock Paper Azure Challenge – Grand Tournament

Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors? Then you already know how to play the game. Now’s your chance to code your own player “bot” and test your skills online against players from seven countries. The Grand Prize tournament winner will take home $5,000, Second place wins $1,000 and the 10 runners-up each get $250….

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Vote for your Imagine Cup team today

Activist, actor, author and philanthropist Eva Longoria invites you to celebrate the amazing work of student humanitarians by voting for the Imagine Cup 2011 People’s Choice Video Award. The videos in this post are by many of the 2011 Worldwide Finalists who imagined a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest problems. Hear their…

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Creating Facebook Apps That Can Easily Handle a Crowd

With 600 million users, even marginally successful apps and promotions need massive scale.  Learn how to do so here.  Then get your own no-cost Azure account CODE webcastpass, and deploy your 1st app in as little as 30 mins Facebook welcomes 750k new users per day. Consequently, it’s not unheard of to create a promotion…

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Ithaca College Imagine Cup team heading to NYC for the Worldwide Finals

The Ithaca College Imagine Cup team is heading to NYC for the worldwide finals in mid-July.  They were profiled recently in an Ithaca Times article: Ithaca College students competing in worldwide game design finals This July, four Ithaca College students will head to New York City to battle other student teams from around the globe…

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New this week on Ignition Showcase 6-15-2011

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