Windows Azure

Today at the PDC, Ray Ozzie announced our cloud computing platform (called Windows Azure).  Using the platform, developers will be able to build .NET-based applications in the cloud using our data centers.  This kicks of a new revolution in how applications are developed and deployed. Overview:  http://www.microsoft.com/azure/whatisazure.mspx What do you think?

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A Fish Out of Water: Being a Man at Grace Hopper

Randy Guthrie blogs about being one of a few men at Grace Hopper: http://blogs.msdn.com/mis_laboratory/archive/2008/10/03/a-fish-out-of-water-1-300-women-technologists-5-men-at-the-2008-grace-hopper-conference.aspx

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Confessions of a Woman Developer: I’m a singer and I’m a PC

When I lived in Columbus, I went to see Def Poetry Jam  where people passionately tell their story through poems they’ve written.  I’m not much of a poet, nonetheless, here’s my story. I’m a singer.  That’s right I sing, I’ve sung evensongs at cathedrals all across England and Scotland, I sang in the Ohio State…

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What is iGive? The iGive campaigns are a way for Microsoft to “give back” to the communities that we live in and serve.  It is part of the overall corporate citizenship pillar of key initiatives that we all embrace as part of our work at Microsoft. Every donor receives an iGive shirt.  iGive is a…

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Grace Hopper 2008: Confessions of a Woman Developer Series

I’m a blogger and a video blogger for Grace Hopper 2008.  I’m excited to cover the conference, but I also want to add value for attendees.  Grace Hopper has a lot of students and a lot of career-oriented sessions.  So, I am planning to share my experiences, career path, and advice I’ve received through my…

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Confessions of a Woman Developer: 4 Steps to Navigate Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper can be a bit jolting as a first-time attendee.  I first attended Grace Hopper as a senior in Computer Science and Engineering at Ohio State University.  I attended with two women I barely knew – Bettina Bair, a diversity leader at Ohio State, and Rebecca Fiebrink, a double major in music and computer…

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