All About Clouds at the Microsoft Management Summit

At the most recent Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) the talk was heavily weighted towards the subject of Public and Private Clouds.  You can see videos of the MMS sessions on Microsoft TechNet Edge.


Managing Applications in Multiple Public and Private Clouds

At the Microsoft Management Summit on Tuesday, 3/22/11, Brad Anderson announced a new capability in System Center 2012 called Project Codename “Concero”. System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions empower you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services, thus helping you confidently deliver IT as a Service…


Office Professional 2010 Offer for MPN Partners

Check out this offer on MPR (Microsoft Platform Ready). If you have a startup or a software company that’s building on Windows, this is a great opportunity to get a copy of Office Professional 2010. Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Offer Get your application compatible with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2…


Cloud Power on Ignition Showcase

For those ISVs that want to come up to speed quickly on Microsoft’s Cloud initiatives, here is a summary of the Cloud related posts that have appeared in the Ignition Showcase blog recently.  The posts are categorized by: General Cloud Public Cloud Private Cloud 1. General Cloud An ISV in the Age of the Cloud …


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…


Webcast: Delivering VKernel Chargeback Solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Initiatives

February 03, 2011 – 8:00-9:00 am Pacific Time Click here to calculate your local time Presented By: Rex Backman Guest Presenter, Microsoft Alex Rosemblat Guest Presenter   Session Overview: Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and the System Center portfolio afford IT organizations flexibility in the dynamic delivery of IT services to end users. With…


Mark Russinovich on Windows Azure

TechNet Edge recently posted an excellent interview with Mark Russinovich that they recorded at TechEd Europe. You probably already know Mark as one of the authors of the Windows Internals books as well as the founder of Sysinternals and the author of an outstanding suite of windows troubleshooting and analysis tools. In the interview Mark…


Drive Demand and Close Sales for your Microsoft Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions

This Partner event may be of interest to you. Session Overview:  Microsoft builds a variety of effective marketing material and sales tools to help you generate more sales leads. Join this Academy Live Session to learn about the NEW Cloud Power Campaign, as well as the Optimized Datacenter, Business Ready Security, and Simplify IT: Business…


Designing, Developing, and Deploying Solutions with BizTalk Server and Team Foundation Server.

If you are an ISV  with a product based on Microsoft’s very successful BizTalk Server you have probably have questions on how to successfully use Team Foundation Server on projects that include BizTalk Server.    This document provides developers with techniques for designing, developing, and deploying solutions within Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2006 R2 in conjunction…


Hyper-V Survival Guide

This is for the ISV who wants to know more about Hyper-V, the basis for Microsoft’s Private Cloud offering, Hyper-V Cloud. Here is a list of  Hyper-V references that is probably much more than you need to know about the subject , but it is very comprehensive. Particularly snazzy is a Seadragon (Deep Zoom)  Hyper-V…