BUILD Conference: Day 2 Keynote

Great 2-day keynote on the Build Conference. Showing how to develop “Metro” (aka Windows 8) applications running on client PC, phone and using Windows Azure as the platform to deliver those…. Awesome stuff enabling new scenarios and possibilities in a simple way, of course powered by Visual Studio and Expression Blend! Enjoy: http://www.buildwindows.com/ and more…


Learn Windows Azure

Nice, a renovated learn page on Windows Azure portal, giving a one-way view into Windows Azure world… Not hooked yet! Go take the “red pill” …


Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles

Released less then a month ago, I believe this accelerator really makes it easy to deploy multiple web sites across your Windows Azure Web Role instances… Get details here, short description follows: “The Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles makes it quick and easy for you to deploy one or more websites across multiple Web…


Cluster Computing (HPC) and the Cloud

I just had a chance to quickly review a whitepaper by David Chappell describing the changes that Cluster Computing (HPC) is going through with the introduction of the Cloud Computing. Really clear and crisp message on how we can use and benefit from cloud platforms such as Windows Azure when deploying applications that require lots…


Putting it all together: WF4 + Windows Azure

A couple of days ago a first CTP of the WF Activity Pack for Windows Azure was released. It is the first community technology preview (CTP) release of Windows Azure activities implementation based on Windows Workflow Foundation in .NET Framework 4.0 (WF4) and Windows Azure SDK. This will enable even better integration between Windows Azure…


HPC made easy with Windows Azure and HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP2

Check out this blog post to see what’s new in the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2. Lots of new features that enable seamless transition of HPC workloads on the Windows Azure Platform. Some of the features include: Parametric sweep applications Support for LINQ to HPC beta (formerly known as Dryad) New scenarios for…


Free Ingress for all Windows Azure Customers starting July 1st, 2011

I just read this Windows Azure blog post explaining that we a big chance in the pricing for Windows Azure was announced. It will provide substantial cost savings (it is free )  for all the customers with applications that have a lot of inbound traffic or are trying to move large quantities of data onto the…


First Fujitsu Windows Azure Appliance to launch in Japan

Interesting news, the first instance of the Windows Azure Appliance will be launched and available to customers in Japan with August 2011. Here is a quick excerpt, full article here: “Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the first release of its Global Cloud Platform service powered by Windows Azure, running in Fujitsu’s datacenter…


Windows 8 Preview

Nice features, smooth UI, … looks good! Article here, Video here… Technorati Tags: Windows 8