Windows Azure Tools 1.4 Release

The 1.4 version of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio includes several new features: Multiple Service Configurations Profiling a WAZ application when it runs in Windows Azure Package Validation MVC 3 Web Role Support MSDN Link: New in Version 1.4 (August 2011) Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio  File Download:…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit 2011 August Update

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Link: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=8396 August 2011 Update The August 2011 update of the training…

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Tips on Windows Automation

On one of the discussions on Slashdot.org regarding Windows Automation there was some quite useful comments that I had to collect  for my own selfish purposes: By: thalakan (14668)  on Friday May 06, @07:42PM PowerShell. The only tool that knows how to talk to all the different frameworks in Windows is PowerShell. No other tool…

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

Most Excellent news! Starting July 1st 2011, Azure inbound traffic to our customers is Free! Quoting the Windows Azure Blog Post: “…For billing periods that begin on or after July 1, 2011, all inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times will be free.” Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/06/22/announcing-free-ingress-for-all-windows-azure-customers-starting-july-1st-2011.aspx For detailed information on the pricing go to:…

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Developing and Debugging Azure Management API CmdLets

The Azure Management API Cmdlets enable you to use PowerShell Cmdlets to manage your Azure projects.  You can access this project from the following link: http://wappowershell.codeplex.com/  Working with the Azure Management API Cmdlets 1. Follow the instructions to install the Cmdlets 2. Installing a certificate is needed for executing the Cmdlets: For creating the certificate…

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Azure and HPC Server: You can now run MPI Workloads in Azure

Exciting news on the Azure HPC space. With the new release of the HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 (SP2) you can now run MPI Workloads in Azure (in addition to Batch and Parametric sweeps) Post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowshpc/archive/2011/06/29/hpc-pack-2008-r2-service-pack-2-sp2-is-now-available.aspx  The second service pack to the HPC Pack 2008 R2 software is now available! This update includes…

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Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

We have made available Windows Azure toolkits for mobile development for iOS, Android and Windows Phone: Link to announcement: http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2011/05/09/microsoft-announces-windows-azure-toolkits-for-ios-android-and-windows-phone.aspx Screencasts are available for developers seeking additional information: Getting Started with the iOS Toolkit Deploying the Cloud Ready Package for Devices. Links to access the free toolkits are below: iOS: https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-lib https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-samples https://github.com/microsoft-dpe/watoolkitios-doc Windows Phone…

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Windows Azure Platform Offer Comparison Table

Great table that provides a comparison of the Windows Azure Offers: Link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/offers/popup/popup.aspx?lang=en&locale=en-US&offer=COMPARE_PUBLIC

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Windows HPC with Burst to Windows Azure: Application Models and Data Considerations

Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ACDE41C6-153A-4181-912E-78024FCC86DA&displaylang=en Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 SP1 enables administrators to increase the power of the on-premises cluster by adding computational resources in Windows Azure. With the Windows Azure “burst” scenario, various types of HPC applications can be deployed to Windows Azure nodes and run on these nodes in the same way they run in…

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Windows Azure Platform Training Kit 2011 April Update

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en  The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you…

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