Windows Azure Platform Training – December 2010

Last week an updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit was released. It is available on the MSDN site, along with the Windows Azure Platform Training (hands-on-labs & videos) that are available here. This new release of the training kit includes several new and updated hands-on labs, demo scripts, and presentations for the…

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7 Things about the SQL Azure Reporting

I just read thru this great blog post about the 7 things you have to know about SQL Reporting on the SQL Azure Team blog. Invest 5 minutes to see how we are moving our BI offerings to the cloud… expect more to follow! Technorati Tags: SQL Azure

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PDC Announced Bits for Windows Azure are Available!

For all of you, who are monitoring Windows Azure Platform, here are some great news. The bits that were announced at the PDC conference in November are available for usage and testing (some functionalities are in Beta or CTP programs). Read more details about the announcements on the Windows Azure Team Blog, but in a…

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Amazing Whitepaper about SQL Azure Architecture

Were you wondering how SQL Azure architecture actually looks like? If so then you have to check this whitepaper that explains every detail about the relational database that is part of Windows Azure Platform. Topics covered include the following: The Basics: What is SQL Azure, Subscriptions, … SQL Azure Architecture overview (logical and physical) Network…

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PDC10 Announcements

In case you have missed, here is the link to the Windows Azure announcements that were presented last week at PDC10: Key Announcements: Support for more types of new and existing Windows applications will soon be available with the introduction of the Virtual Machine (VM) role. Customers can move more existing applications to Windows Azure…

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Microsoft PDC 10 goes LIVE today!

Personally I can’t wait to hear the sessions and ALL the new announcements around Windows Azure on Microsoft PDC 10 conference! It will be streamed live from Redmond and it is today!!! Do not miss the opportunity to get the latest and the best news – and believe me, GOOD STUFF IS COMING!!! Technorati Tags:…

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Ray Ozzie’s Dawn of a New Day

I just had the chance to read the blog post from Ray Ozzie, so far still Chief Software Architect for Microsoft, titled a Dawn of a New Day. Amazing and clear insights on where the technology is heading and how the future will look like…. a Post-PC world with Continuous Services and Connected Devices. A…

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New Version of Windows Azure Training Kit Available

A couple of days ago the new version of Windows Azure Training Kit was made available for download. The training kit consists of two versions, depending on your development environment (Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010). Below are the new things in this release of the kit: Updated all hands-on labs and demo scripts…

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Windows Azure Gets Additional Open Source (OSS) Tools & Support

Yesterday some new great tools were just released that enable every developer to fully embrace and leverage the power of the Windows Azure Platform. What was released is a new set of Developer Tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) for PHP developers who want to build modern cloud applications targeting Windows Azure Platform: Windows Azure…

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Best Practices & Framework for SQL Azure Database Client Applications

I just read through the article posted by SQL CAT, that covers the topic of how to write efficient SQL Azure Client Applications. The content is focused on proper usage of database connections (and queries) and retries associated with them in order to get the best possible experience while using the on-premise client application (which…

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