@home with Windows Azure: Webcast – Diving into Azure Storage Options–3/29/2012 12:00pm EDT

Tomorrow (Thursday, 3/29/2012) at noon ET or 9am PT, we have our third screencast in the @home series: Diving into Windows Azure Storage Options! During the first week of March 2012, my teammates Brian Hitney, Jim O’Neil, and I announced the re-launch of the @home with Windows Azure project. On March 15, we hosted a…

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Real World Azure: April 4th, 2012 @ the NJ Windows Azure User Group

Last month, the NJ Windows Azure User Group had a successful kick off meeting at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ.  The group kicked off with me delivering an overview of Windows Azure and introducing the platform.  This month, Vineet Kumar, the group’s organizer has managed to line up another stellar speaker!  Next Wednesday, on…

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Windows 8 Developer Event in New York City on April 19, 2012

Back on March 13th, I announced a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps coming to cities up and down the US east coast starting this week and running through April & May 2012.  There was one location that eerily seemed to be missing from the list of tour dates:  New York City! (or as my…

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Windows Azure: How Do I Get Started On My Developer Workstation?

This post is part of a series called “Windows Azure for the ASP.NET Developer” written by Rachel Appel, Adam Hoffman, and Peter Laudati.  You can see the complete list of posts in the series at the US Cloud Connection site. Whether you’re looking to build a new ASP.NET application from scratch, or migrate an existing…

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Windows Azure + Node.js => anode : An Experiment

I just saw a pretty cool video posted up on Channel 9. Elad Ben-Israel and Saar Yahalom from Microsoft Israel have been cooking up an interesting experiment in their development lair.  They have built an experimental platform for rapidly prototyping web apps on Windows Azure using node.js. They are calling it “anode”. You can watch…

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@home with Windows Azure : Can I Deploy Multiple Instances?

During the first week of March 2012, my teammates Brian Hitney, Jim O’Neil, and I announced the re-launch of the @home with Windows Azure project.  On March 15, we hosted a kick-off webcast providing an overview of the project.  I wanted to use this post to more widely answer a FAQ we have received since…

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Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8

Back when Windows 8 was announced at the //build conference in September 2011, the Windows Azure team released a Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 to make it easy for developers to create Windows Metro Style applications that can harness the power of Windows Azure.  Earlier this week, they announced a refreshed update that works…

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Webcast: Intro to @home with Windows Azure – 3/15/2012 12:00pm EDT

Tomorrow (Thursday, 3/15/2012) at noon ET or 9am PT, we have our first screencast in the @home series:  an introduction to the @home with Windows Azure distributed computing project! This is the first in a series where we’ll dive into various aspects of Windows Azure – in this first webcast, we’ll keep it 100 level,…

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Windows Azure FAQ #145: What Size VM Should I Go With?

A fresh new entry was recently placed into the treasure trove of “buried” Windows Azure content.  This one is certainly a frequently asked question I get when talking to folks about hosting their applications in Windows Azure’s compute service.  Check out: Real World: Considerations When Choosing A Web Role Instance Site: How Small Should I…

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Spring Forward with Windows 8 Developer Camps

On February 29th, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released to the world for everyone to try! Windows 8 represents an entirely new way of computing.  It is a new platform full of new opportunities (more on that in a bit). The first thing you’ll notice about Windows 8 is that it’s different.  VERY different. …

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