Whitepaper: Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications

  The team have recently released a new whitepaper Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications The whitepaper outlines the necessary architecture steps to be taken to disaster-proof a Windows Azure deployment so that the larger business continuity process can be implemented. A business continuity plan is a roadmap for continuing operations under…


New features for Windows Azure Mobile Services

Wow, the team just released a whole new set of features for Windows Azure Mobile Services that really flesh out the back-end service capability for your iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 and HTML 5 Web applications. Here’s the short list: Mobile Services: Custom API support Mobile Services: Git Source Control support Mobile Services: Node.js…


TechEd Australia 2013 Registrations Open!

TechEd 2013 registrations are now open. Join us on the Gold Coast from 3-6 September to celebrate TechEd Australia’s 20th Anniversary. For a limited time, Early Bird prices apply. Celebrating 20 years of TechEd Australia 3 – 6 September | Gold Coast TechEd 2013 registrations are now open. Join us on the Gold Coast from…


Lots of Azure Goodness Revealed

Wow, last night I watched the keynote for Tech Ed North America, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of all of the advancements in our products. Not only Azure, but the upcoming Windows Server 2012 R2, our management capabilities, and the Windows Core itself. Something else that isn’t always apparent, is the cadence…


Windows Azure in Australia! How does that change your security outlook?

We are bringing our world class Windows Azure data centres here to Australia. Microsoft has a long history of bringing industry leading technologies to the world. Windows Azure is no different. Today we announced that we will be adding more data centres around the globe. Australia will have two georedundant regions, New South Wales, and…

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TechEd Australia 2013: Call for Topics is Live!

Welcome to my first email regarding TechEd Australia 2013!  This year I’m looking after content again and today I like to announce that call for topics is now open for submissions.  This is the first of many milestones on the journey to this event in September.  I believe good content is what makes an event…


We have released the Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET

This thing has some really cool improvements around publishing and especially diagnostics. Here’s a snip from Scott Guthrie’s blog post: This morning we released the v2.0 update of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET. This is a major refresh of the Windows Azure SDK with some really great new features and enhancements.  These new capabilities…


Free Windows Azure Dev Camps Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth

You’re Invited Please join us for a special Windows Azure Developer Camp event. Windows Azure DevCamps are free and fun events for developers, by developers. This special DevCamp will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. You do not want to miss this unique event. Dates: Wednesday 22nd May Cliftons Adelaide Level 1 80 King William…


Happy Anniversary Microsoft Open Technologies Inc

This month MS Open Tech (http://msopentech.com/ ) enjoyed it’s one year anniversary. At MS Open Tech they build open source code, create interoperability bridges, contribute open standards specs. They also work with a variety of standards organizations such as: W3C, IETF, OASIS, Ecma, DMTF, and open source communities including: JQuery, MongoDB, Apache Cordova, Redis, Apache…

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New Preview Features for Windows Azure Active Directory

New features available in preview for Windows Azure Active Directory Support for OAuth2 for delegated directory access An updated Windows Azure Authentication Library (AAL) designed to work with Windows Store applications. New Authentication Options: OAuth2 Code Grant The authorization code grant enables you to drive user authentication flows from native applications; moreover, it offers important…

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