Steve Marx Reads The Azure Tea Leaves on Connected Show #36

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode #36, “Steve Marx on Azure”.  In this episode, the one and only Windows Azure Tactical Strategist, Steve Marx, joins Dmitry and Peter to give us an update on the Windows Azure platform. Steve talks about…

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The Windows Azure Platform Appliance!

At the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington D.C. today, Bob Muglia outlined our vision for the cloud and explained how we’re investing heavily in supporting both customers and partners as they shift to the cloud.  For those customers who are looking for more control than a public cloud offering can provide, Bob announced today…

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Free E-Book on Windows Azure

This free e-book is an excellent collection of articles on the Windows Azure Platform. From the preface: “Developers have been exploring the possibilities opened up by the Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing. This book pulls together great articles from many of those developers who have been active with the Windows Azure Platform to hopefully…

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Federated Cloud Secure Collaboration

Cloud computing represents a compelling and transformational shift in how Life Sciences industry conducts business.  Project such as the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Federated Secure collaboration prove that the technology is finally catching up to the industry demands.  This was discussed In a recent Microsoft Cloud Life Sciences event in Iselin, NJ on June 8th.    The…

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ARCast.TV – Neil Palmer of Sungard on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing and RIA

In this episode, Hong Choing talks to Neil Palmer, Partner for Sungard Consulting Service about the impact of Cloud Computing and new Rich Internet Application technologies such as Silverlight 4. Hong covers this solution in detail in this blog post. ARCast.TV – Neil Palmer of Sungard on the Business Impact of Cloud Computing and RIA…

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Windows Azure CloudLab

  Recently, the Microsoft Research team blogged about a cool project called CloudLab, which was developed by a team of students enrolled in CS210, Project-Based Computer Science Innovation & Development at Stanford University. During the course, Microsoft External Research challenged students to make satellite data more accessible to environmental scientists, with the Lawrence Berkeley National…

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Windows Azure Training Kit Update

We have just updated the Windows Azure Platform training kit (June 2010 edition).  It is now available and ready for download here. This training kit has everything you need to get started and then dig deep into the Windows Azure platform.  The training kit includes lots of Hands on Labs, presentations, videos, and demos.  In…

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ARCast.TV – A.D.A.M migrates from Google Cloud to Windows Azure

A.D.A.M. www.adam.com , a leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to 500+ Hospitals in the US, was looking to use cloud computing to revolutionize its business.  In September 2009, they developed an H1N1 Swine Flu Assessment tool using Java/Google Cloud App Server.  We talked to A.D.AM. about Microsoft’s “3 Screens and…

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New Windows Azure SDK Released

The latest Windows Azure Tools + SDK has been released. See the download page for new features in the Windows Azure SDK and the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio. There are some great new features like IntelliTrace, .NET 4 support, a Cloud storage explorer and many others. Bill Zack       Technorati Tags:…

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Scaling Up (and Down) Azure!

Scalability is the ultimate goal of a cloud-based, operating expenditure based application.  Not only is it important to be able to scale up quickly to meet increasing demand but  it is also important to be able to scale down when demand decreases.  The reason for this is that you are paying for active instances of…

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