TechEd USA 2009 wrap up

Friday concluded this year’s TechED: North America. We were delighted to have thousands of developers, IT professionals and technology decision makers in attendance, gaining insights into how to make their applications, infrastructures and businesses more innovative and cost effective. Both continue to be core priorities in today’s economy.   Bill Veghte announced the availability of…

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A Spirited Debate…

As everyone knows, there is no shortage of passion in the tech industry. Naturally, there are many viewpoints out there, which leads to another thing I always enjoy….a spirited debate.  Just so happens that I’m having one right here as a result of the recent WebSphere Loves Windows campaign and benchmarking results. I’d like to…

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The Web Platform

At MIX we unveiled the Web Platform Installer (PI) 2.0 Beta. The WebPI combined with the work we have done on the Web App Gallery is a significant step forward in helping customers build and deploy Web applications and sites. For developers, this means they can easily build and promote their free applications to millions…

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Azure Developer Challenge – Judged by Om Malik and Michael Cote

As you know, I’m always up for a little friendly competition… I’m excited to announce that today, we are kicking off the first Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge.   Over the next two months, developers will have the opportunity to show off what they can do on the  Azure Services Platform. We’re looking for innovate…

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…And we’ll prove it!

Yesterday I blogged about some recent findings regarding both system cost and performance when comparing Windows Server 2008 on an HP Blade Server against AIX on a POWER 570/POWER6 based server. As I stated, the tests showed that WebSphere loved running on Windows…to the tune of 66% cost savings and with better performance.   We…

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