Cash for Clouds

Beginning June 3rd, the Windows Azure Trial, MSDN, MPN, and BizSpark benefits will change. Instead of a confusing set of “free” services, customers will receive monetary credits toward their Azure usage. This allows them to apply their benefits toward the areas of Azure they actually use. Here’s how it breaks down: Windows Azure Monetary Credits…

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DevRadio: You’re Coding from the Wrong End! Adventures in Advanced Data Modeling

This is a combined post of part 1, 2, and three especially united for my readers. in this episode I have a lot of fun with Buck Woody who has forgotten more about Data Modeling that most of us. Listen in and take a course with the professor. Abstract: Jerry Nixon welcomes Sr. Technology Specialist…

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Introducing the Windows Azure Store; we’ve loved it for years!

My fellow developer evangelist in California, Bret Stateham, wrote a great article on how Windows Azure developers can now more-easily leverage the Windows Azure Data Marketplace. Check it out. Did you know that Windows Azure has it’s own store?  It’s been around for some time as the Windows Azure Marketplace.  Well, today an update to…

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See you at the Windows Azure Conference!

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…

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Round Three: Windows Azure Mobile Services on DevRadio

Rounding out our Windows Azure Mobile Services overview, Jerry Nixon, Josh Twist and Paul Batum discuss what’s on the horizon for Azure Mobile Services. From iOS and Android support, Xamarin and MonoTouch as well as standard SLAs and new feature requests , this is a can’t miss conclusion to this great interview. Did you miss…

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Round Two: Windows Azure Mobile Services on DevRadio

In part 2 of our Windows Azure Mobile Services overview, Jerry Nixon (that’s me!), Josh Twist and Paul Batum discuss dynamic schematization, structured storage and how to easily connect and manage your data. Learn how you can create cloud services for Windows 8 applications within minutes with the help of Windows Azure. Did you miss…

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Android developers can use Azure Mobile Services, too!

My handsome colleague, Bruno Terkaly, is up all night in California with a brand new baby – and he is using that time to help show Android developers how they can use Windows Azure Mobile Services as the backend data store for their mobile applications. In this 4 part series, Bruno goes step-by-step to show…

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Windows 8: Why push from Azure?

Have you discovered WNS? Windows Push Notification Services, it is a Microsoft service for pushing items to Windows 8 Metro-style applications. WNS is free. WPNS is the similar service for Windows Phone applications. WNS is specifically for Windows 8 metro style applications. Push what? WNS pushes Toasts, Tiles and Badges. The best example of toasts…

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