What is Windows Azure?

Today, during the opening keynote of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), Ray Ozzie announced Windows Azure.  Windows Azure is an operating system for the cloud.  You may have also heard it called by its codename "Red Dog".  Windows Azure provides the same facilities that a desktop OS provides, but on a set of connected servers…

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Meet the Principal Group Manager of VSTS Test!

Mark Mydland is the Principal Group Manager of the Visual Studio Team System Test Edition team (that means that all program managers, developers, and testers on VSTS Test in Redmond report up to him).  He is touring through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee for a short time in November.  Mark will be visiting companies during…

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Watch the PDC Keynotes Live!

You may have heard about the Professional Developers Conference (PDC), happening October 27–30 in Los Angeles.  Microsoft is going to make major announcements around: The Software + Services vision for computing Upcoming Cloud Computing efforts The next version of Windows For those that can’t attend the PDC in person, there are a number of small…

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"More Effective C#" Book Signing in Ann Arbor

This week, Bill Wagner will release his second book, More Effective C#.  (Can you guess what his first book was called?)  The editorial reviews on Amazon are extremely impressive: members of the Visual C# product team and Microsoft MVPs praise Bill’s latest work.  Bill is speaking at the Ann Arbor Computer Society in November.  Bill’s…

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