Windows Azure Storage Concepts Overview

This blog post on Windows Azure might be a bit basic for those of you who have already begun to either build an application to run on Windows Azure or to migrate an existing application to it.   In any case I thought that it was excellent and worthy of drawing to  your attention. Note that…

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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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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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Azure Throughput Analyzer

  If you are a software company developer planning to convert your on-premise application to Windows Azure you should be aware of this tool. The Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group cloud-research engagement team supports researchers in the field who use Windows Azure to conduct their research. As part of this effort, they have built a…

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Windows Azure Jumpstart Videos

More Jumpstart training materials for Windows Azure on Channel 9. Session 01: Windows Azure Overview Session 02: Introduction to Compute Session 03: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 1 Session 04: Windows Azure Lifecycle, Part 2 Session 05: Windows Azure Storage, Part 1 Session 06: Windows Azure Storage, Part 2 Session 07: Introduction to SQL Azure Session…

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How to Survive with Windows PowerShell

Whether you are a developer or an IT pro working at an ISV you need to know the basics of PowerShell, Microsoft’s premier command shell and scripting language. If you need to automate Windows Azure Deployments, make maximum effective use of the Azure PowerShell cmdlets or customize a VMRole at startup time then this tool…

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Windows Azure for IT Pros

There is a lot of developer-focused information on the web about the Windows Azure Platform.  This blog post series is one designed for the non-developer IT professional.  I was planning to wait until the series was finished before telling you about it, but it is too good not to share.   Currently it is only…

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Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V) CTP Announced

Microsoft has announced the Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging Tool. App-V builds on the technology used in client Application Virtualization, allowing for the separation of application configuration and state from the underlying operating system. This separation and packaging enables existing Windows applications, not specifically…

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New Windows Azure AppFabric Training

There will be a Windows Azure AppFabric training session on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST.   You can read more about it here. Also you should be aware that there is an entire Windows Azure Boot Camp series going on.  Even if the session date has already passed you can still access the session…

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