Azure CTP Released

In this release both the Windows Azure Tools & the SDK was updated Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Windows Azure SDK What’s hot in the new refresh? The problem with VS hanging when you hit F5, this is a huge fix. Fix regarding the limitation of using special characters in entities, which affected…


Ray Ozzie’s Azure Keynote Overview

In case you missed it, you can see a clip of Ray Ozzie giving an overview of Azure. If you want more recorded sessions you can see all the keynote videos here: Technorati Tags: Azure,Cloud Computing,S+S,SaaS Share this post :


Architecture Journal 17 – Distributed Computing

Hot off the press the new Architecture Journal 17. The theme of this journal issue is Distributed Computing. You may be asking yourself, well isn’t that already well established? Yes and no… The traditional way of thinking about distributed computing is, however with the emergence of new architectural styles such as Robotics, SaaS and Cloud…


Microsoft will soon release ‘Windows Cloud’ OS

This is going to be a relatively short post. Mostly just link love to Computer World. It’s a high level article but defiantly worth the read if you are interested in Microsoft’s cloud direction.   Other samplings from the Microsoft world include: Partner Work – Windows HPC Partner- Electric Cloud Microsoft Research Work -…


Gartner EA Summit – Day 2

As for the second day of coverage of the EA summit I attended less sessions and did more talking with other architects at the conference so I will not have a whole lot to say about most of the sessions. I did observe that there was quite the drop-off between day 1 and day 2…


US Law Makers to Regulate the Cloud?

Infoworld just published a great piece called Cloud computing may draw government action. The article goes into data privacy concerns with the cloud. They state that Cloud computing will soon become an area of hot debate in Washington, D.C., with policy makers debating issues such as the privacy and security of data in the cloud,…


Live Mesh: More Slots Available, No Wait List

In April Live Mesh was announced at the Web 2.0 conference and opened it up for people to try out our platform experience — the first evidence of what scenarios our platform is capable of enabling. Today the Mesh Team are increasing the number of available slots in the Live Mesh Technology Preview, and expanding the…


Seven Cloud-Computing Security Risks

In a recent article on Network World they highlight security issues with the cloud. Jon Brodkin extracts his thoughts from a Gartner report titled “Assessing the Security Risks of Cloud Computing.” If you had seen my last post on Challenges moving to the Cloud you can see many synergies with our thoughts. Key Nuggets in…