SharePoint and Windows Azure’s Interlude in Vegas: Building Apps using the Autohosted App Model

Back in Seattle… Wow, a whirlwind week in Vegas meeting with customers, colleagues, the community and of course conference-goers. If you didn’t catch the conference, last week was the SharePoint Conference 2012. It was a great week full of new areas for the SharePoint community to explore. For me, it was especially interesting as this…

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SharePoint Conference 2012 Sessions – Nov 12-15

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been just over a year since the last SPC, and as we close in on the SharePoint Conference (SPC) some interesting things are a brewing. You know that I’ve been mainly addressing this space of SharePoint and Windows Azure convergence over the past little while. And of late have been…

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SharePoint 2013 and Windows Azure Media Services

One of the cool new kids on the block for Windows Azure is Media Services. Windows Azure Media Services (WAMS) is currently in Beta, and as I dig in more I personally feel there’s a ton of potential here—especially when it comes to SharePoint. For those that don’t know what WAMS is all about, it’s…

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JSONP, SharePoint Online & Windows Azure

Overview I’ve recently been looking into the different ways in which you can integrate SharePoint Online (SPO) with Windows Azure—especially around integrating client-side code and services deployed in Azure as this tends to be a more prominent pattern. If you’ve been following my recent blog-posts, then you’ve certainly seen this. Of late, though, I’ve been…

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SharePoint Online & Windows Azure: Building Hybrid Applications

Have been spending time here at TechEd EMEA and one of the topics I presented on this week was how you can built hybrid applications using SharePoint Online and Windows Azure. I think there’s an incredible amount of power here for building cloud apps; it represents a great cloud story and one that complements the…

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Building SharePoint Farms using Windows Azure Virtual Machine (IAAS)

At TechEd this week, there was a lot of activity around the new Windows Azure Spring Preview. As a part of this release was the announcement of the new Virtual Machine. This is an important advancement for Microsoft and Windows Azure because it brings the cloud story into a position of greater strength. For SharePoint…

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SharePoint and Windows Azure: Data Sync, Media Services & Virtual Machines

Introduction Today at TechEd, I had the opportunity to talk with a number of developers and IT Pros about some of the new ways in which you can use Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure, to build some very compelling solutions. I covered four areas in the talk: Windows Azure Data Synchronization to enable you to…

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TechEd NA Orlando Keynote–6/11/2012

I’m here at the TE NA keynote, the 20th anniversary of TE and a sold-out show, and am very excited to the week ahead. Opening the keynote was Satya Nadella, President of Server and Tools at Microsoft. Satya talked to ‘reinvention’ and ‘generational shifts’ that are taking the modern data center and modern apps to…

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Windows Azure Session Sampler at TechEd NA – 2012

My team is running a Windows Azure workshop today, and one of the questions that came up during the first session was: “what are a sampling of sessions this week that will discuss the new Spring Preview features. With that in mind, I put together a sampling of these sessions in the form of a…

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More Windows Azure & SharePoint 2010: See You at TechEd!

I’ve been writing a lot about how these two technologies intersect, and if you saw Scott’s keynote yesterday you heard him talk at a very high level about some of the new features that are shipping with the Spring Preview. For those that are attending TechEd NA next week, there are a couple of opportunities…

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