Microsoft US Public Sector CIO Summit 2011

I am looking forward to experience our annual Microsoft Public Sector CIO Summit during February 22 – 24, 2011, at Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, WA. This summit brings together leaders from Federal, State & Local Governments, Education and Health organizations throughout the US to discuss the key issues facing public sector organizations and discover…

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Microsoft Platform Ready (MPR) for CRM

MPR for CRM, is a single-stop landing page for your team to learn, explore, develop and market your Line-Of-Business Applications leveraging xRM Framework of Dynamics CRM 2011. Here are the quick steps to get you started: Sign-In: Sign-In with your Windows LiveID Tell us about Yourself: Provide brief details about you and your company Click…

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New Improved Windows Azure AppFabric CTP Released

There is now a new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, the February release, which introduces updates to the Caching service. This release supports all the features in the previous October release plus: Ability to choose from a set of available cache sizes and provision a cache of the chosen size Support for upgrading…

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Automate Windows Azure Functions with PowerShell Service Management CmdLets

The Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets can be used to automate many Windows Azure management functions.  These CmdLets wrap the Windows Azure Management and Diagnostic APIs, and enable a user to more easily configure and manage their Windows Azure service operations.  You can use these CmdLets to create a new deployment of your service, change…

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Feeling constrained by the 50GB SQL Azure Limit? Try Sharding

Database Sharding is a way to partition multiple SQL Azure databases to get around the 50GB maximum database size limit.  Using this technique you can implement a scale-out network of SQL Server databases that can handle massive capacity requirements. Michael Heydt from Sungard has produced an outstanding tutorial on the subject.    In the tutorial…

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Windows Azure and SharePoint–Better Together

If you have a product or service that currently runs on SharePoint and want to take advantage of the reach and scalability afforded by the Windows Azure cloud you should not miss this webcast.     SharePoint is one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing platform technologies and Windows Azure is shifting the way in which we build for…

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Windows Azure Capacity Assessment

Windows Azure, being a Platform as a Service (PaaS), abstracts away the OS, storage, networking and shares massive pools of physical resources across virtual instances of applications running on the Windows Azure infrastructure.    The Windows Azure platform defines and enforces policies so that applications running on a virtualized infrastructure will play nicely with each …

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BizSpark Startup Flickchart on Mashable

Cool story on Flickchart on Mashable. 117 Million ratings? Wow! 2 Guys, 1 Passion Project & a Gold Mine of Movie Data This isn’t your average startup story, nor our Nathan Chase and Jeremy Thompson your average founders. No, this is the story of movie ranking engine Flickchart, a hobby project dreamt up by the…

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Ignition Showcase 2.10.11

Microsoft Events! Imagine Cup IT Challenge Quiz #8 is January 31! New York–Azure Presentation Need Windows Azure Help? Try an MVP New Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and Training Course Azure Throughput Analyzer Jumpstart Client Development  – New MSDN Content Windows Phone Recipes Windows Phone Developer Tools Update Released Bill Zack

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Watch the Atlantic Economy Event Live

We have three BizSpark companies from DC participating in the Finding Work, Finding Our Way event online today. These include Soundtrckr, MyWebCareer, and Mingle360. Update: Looks like the event has finished. We’ll try post links to some of the different talks as they become available. You can find more information about the event here: Finding…