Breaking changes in Windows Azure Storage

Hi Everyone, The Windows Azure Storage team has been working on improving performance and stability of Azure Storage. But like any good omelet, you sometimes accidentally break a few eggs. In preparation for a major feature release such as CORS, JSON etc. we are pushing an update to production that introduced some bugs. We were…

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New and Improved features in Windows Azure

We’ve opened up some more features in Windows Azure, including being able to use Windows Azure Active Directory natively from Windows Azure Mobile Services.  Check out all the details at ScottGu’s blog. Traffic Manager: General Availability Release Active Directory: General Availability Release of Application Access Support SSO to every SaaS app we integrate with Application…

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Windows Azure Developer Camps!

Join a Windows Azure Developer Camp and leave with code running in the cloud!  SYDNEY 7-8 November 2013 REGISTER  NOW >  BRISBANE 11-12 November 2013 REGISTER  NOW >  MELBOURNE 14-15 November 2013 REGISTER  NOW >   This is a free Windows Azure Instructor led Workshop where you roll up your  sleeves and get hands-on with the latest Windows…

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Virtual US CIO Summit in 2 weeks

We are hosting another virtual US CIO summit that you might like to have a look at. Full agenda can be found here: https://aka.ms/virtualciosummitagenda The Microsoft CIO Summits focus on the role of strategic executives of IT organizations as business leaders, innovators and creators of new revenue streams. This year’s topic is Reimagining the Enterprise,…

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Canberra DNUG What’s new in ALM for VS/TFS 2013

What’s New for ALM in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Monday September 16th @ 6PM – 9PM Microsoft Canberra Walter Turnbull Building, Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue, Barton If you get to the user group after 6pm the building doors will be locked. Please call "Adam" on 04 1985 1995 and ask…

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It’s here! Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2 for MSDN / TechNet

Just a quick one, wanted to let you know that you can download the RTM of Windows 8.1 Now! Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro RTM availability for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2013/09/09/rtm-bits-now-available-on-msdn-technet-for-win8-1-amp-server-2012-r2.aspx  Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM availability for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2013/09/09/attention-technet-and-msdn-subscribers-windows-server-2012-r2-available-for-download-today.aspx Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is now available for public…

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Your App is a lifestyle choice

With the pervasive nature of computing now things are different. We used to call software ‘programs’ or routines and they used to run on mainframes. Then we started calling them Applications and they ran on midrange and desktop computers. Now, they’re just Apps connected to services, and they run on freaking everything.  This change has…

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A Message from Scott Guthrie for Tech Ed AU 2013

Tech Ed is nearly upon us! This year we’ve been working hard to bring you some great Developer content and loads of Private Cloud and Windows Azure content. In fact, I’ve been busy on the Architecture and Trustworthy Computing tracks and the Windows Azure Development Track. I’ve been wrangling some of the best subject matter…

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Azure WebSites is now Generally Available

Lots of major updates today for Windows Azure!! Web Sites: General Availability Release of Windows Azure Web Sites with SLA A 99.9% monthly SLA (Service Level Agreement) for the Standard tier Microsoft Support available on a 24×7 basis (with plans that range from developer plans to enterprise Premier support) The Free tier runs in a…

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New Horizons Windows Infrastructure Azure Seminar

Together with New Horizons, Microsoft have arranged complimentary training all about Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. You will learn about Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking, and how to manage it all. This session is a must for IT professionals in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane – but sign up now, because seats will certainly go fast! …

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