Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free Microsoft Training Delivered by Experts

Successful technologists never stop learning and great technology never stops evolving. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers online Microsoft training delivered by experts to help technologists continually learn, with hundreds of courses, in 11 different languages. Our mission is to help developers, knowledgeable IT professionals and advanced students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and…

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Windows Azure Store: New add-ons and expanded availability

Windows Azure Store is now available in 25 new markets, bringing the total count of supported markets to 36! The Windows Azure Store is the place to discover, purchase, and use premium data app services and data sets which help you to build amazing cloud applications. The new markets supported by Windows Azure Store are:…

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Windows Azure SQL Database named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012

Microsoft has been rated a leader in the first-ever Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Cloud Databases, Q4 2012.  Windows Azure SQL Database received the highest overall score for current offering and for market presence, and the second highest score for strategy. Not surprisingly, the nearest competitor is Amazon; Forrester assessed two separate Amazon products, Amazon RDS and…

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Microsoft Patterns & Practices-Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure

This guide focuses on the common issues you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises, or when you decide to migrate some or all elements of an existing on-premises application to the cloud. It focuses on using Windows Azure as the host environment, and shows how you can…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices

Excellent information from Bruce Kyle on Windows Azure Security: Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth Part 2: What Azure Provides Out-of-the-Box Part 3: Identifying Your Security Frame Part 4: What Else You Need to Do

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Building Large Scale Elastic Database Tiers with SQL Azure: Introducing Federations

Copied from Windows Azure Blog; Post from CihanBiyikogluMS “One of the exciting new features in the just-released SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release is SQL Azure Federation. In a sentence, SQL Azure Federation enables building elastic and scalable database tiers. Video Presentation of SQL Azure Federation To accompany this blog post, you can also view…

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On-premise storage sync with Windows Azure storage options

I went through the following offering from StorSimple that allows you to sync your on-premise data, stored in their storage, with Windows Azure BLOB one. This is very interesting and important for solutions that need to provide the following services: a. use Windows Azure as DR for their data; you can even encrypt your data…

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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler

(From Windows Azure team blog on MSDN): The Windows Azure HPC Scheduler includes modules and features that enable you to launch and manage high-performance computing (HPC) applications and other parallel workloads within a Windows Azure service. The scheduler supports parallel computational tasks such as parametric sweeps, Message Passing Interface (MPI) processes, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)…

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