Windows Azure Appliance News

Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. have announced that the first release of its Global Cloud Platform service powered by Windows Azure, running in Fujitsu’s datacenter in Japan, will be launched in August 2011. The launch of this service is the result of the global strategic partnership between Fujitsu and Microsoft announced in July 2010. The…


Cloud Expo New York (June 6-9, 2011)

I am looking forward to learn latest on the Cloud Computing Spectrum, meet several customers and partners and find ways we can help them by leveraging Microsoft Public & Private Cloud offerings (Windows Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Intune, Windows Server Hyper-V). If you are around and would like to meet me, please…


Rock Paper Azure Game Leaderboard

Did you play Rock, Paper, Scissors as a kid? Does it still determine who makes the afternoon coffee run? Then you already know how to play the game. Now’s your chance to code your own player "bot" and test your skills online. Will your bot have what it takes to crush the competition? Join the…


Windows Phone 7 / Windows Azure – How-to Video

Last month we posted about Wade Wegner’s Windows Phone 7 / Windows Azure Toolkit in our blog post: Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure – Perfect Together.  This toolkit adds templates into visual studio that allow you to generate a Windows Phone 7 app with a SQL Azure cloud based database.  The significance of this…


No-Code Application Development for Desktop or the Cloud!

Back in November 2010 we told you about Beta 1 of a new tool from Microsoft Called Visual Studio LightSwitch.  This tool, reminiscent of Microsoft Access development, allows you to build simple forms over data applications with no code at all. More sophisticated applications can be built by adding with some code more or less…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on a daily basis. In the current post: Azure Blob, Drive, Table and Queue Services SQL Azure Database and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket and OData Windows Azure AppFabric: Access Control and Service Bus Windows Azure Virtual Network, Connect, and CDN…