Windows Azure Platform for Enterprises

This MSDN magazine article focuses on the use of Windows Azure in the Enterprise. Starting with the architecture of a cloud application in general and the Windows Azure Platform in particular.  First the author reviews the (somewhat) accepted cloud taxonomy terms such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),  Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software…

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The Danger in Relying on the Electric Utility Model for the Cloud

Sitting in my nth Cloud symposium last week I again heard the argument that the Cloud should be modeled after an electric power utility. You just plug into it and stuff works.  This analogy has been used lots of places, most recently in Nicholas Carr’s book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to…

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ARCast.TV – Scalable Tax Solutions With CCH and Windows Azure

While it’s income season for most of us here in the States, for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, serving up sales tax information is a full-time job. In this episode of ARCast, Denny Boynton sits down with Jones Pavan and Gurleen Randhawa at the 2009 Professional Developers Conference to discuss their use of Windows Azure…

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Patterns and Practices – SharePoint Guidance

Microsoft’s Pattern & Practices group has released a new, updated version of guidance for building collaborative SharePoint applications that extend your LOB systems. This guidance helps architects and developers design and build applications that are both flexible and scalable and it focuses on four key areas: Using SharePoint capabilities to build more powerful applications; Building…

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Build Improvements with .NET Framework 4

With the release of .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 comes MSBuild 4.0. Among the many great features in this version are new mechanisms to allow you (or your build lab) to extend the default build targets files with your own customizations. While some of this functionality did exist in previous versions, it has…

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See what Silverlight 4 can do via COM+ Automation

Prepare to be amazed at the wide range of capabilities that are now possible with Silverlight 4 via the Out-Of-Browser (OOB) mode, Elevated Trust permissions, and COM+ Automation!  Check–out this mind-boggling blog post Cutting Edge Silverlight4 COM+ Features by Justin angel Now, with Silverlight4 COM+ Automation you can take advantage of some truly advanced RIA…

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Internet Explorer 8 Support for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)

WAI-ARIA is a standard created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which empowers developers to make web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. In this short video, Matt Hester demonstrates how developers can use Internet Explorer 8 support for W3C WIA-ARIA to make their websites accessible to visitors with disabilities who are using…

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ARCast.TV – Silverlight Powers State-of-the-Art Healthcare Claims Processing Tools

Ever wonder how the Healthcare Industry could harness the full power of Silverlight to create State-of-the-Art, Game-Changing applications to lower Healthcare costs? In this episode of ARCast.TV, Jeff Barnes sits down with David Darnell from MDI Holdings and Henry Lee from New Age Solution to discuss their innovative use of Silverlight, Windows Communication Foundation, and…

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Identify and resolve compatibility issues – just like the Internet Explorer team

Need to get your old IE6 web applications compatible with Internet Explorer 8? Internet Explorer 8 introduces many new features and capabilities, such as Accelerators and Web Slices for Web developers to build powerful customer experiences.  Along with those new features, Internet Explorer 8 includes an entirely new standards based rendering and layout engine –…

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