The Big Apple Goes Big in the Cloud – If we can make it there, We can make it anywhere, NY

In a 5 year deal with New York City, Microsoft is projected to help save the city a whopping 50 million dollars.  How? By consolidating different contracts and putting the city’s software needs in the Microsoft cloud.  Wouldn’t you know it that this shift to the cloud includes leveraging Azure, as well as, Windows 7, Office (possibly Office 365 when…

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Windows Phone 7 Officially is Here: Ready, Set, Code!

Today is the Formal announcement and introduction of Windows Phone 7.  Windows Phone 7 will be first hitting retail stores on October 21 in Europe and Asia, and November 8 in the Americas. Consumers will be able to buy Windows Phone 7 in a variety of styles from Samsung, LG, HTC, and Dell, on networks…

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The Cloud is Open: Windows Azure support for PHP Developer

Vijay Rajagopalan, Microsoft Principal Architect in the Interoperability group, unveiled at Open Source India conference, in Chennai, a new set of developer tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) for PHP developers who want to build modern cloud applications targeting Windows Azure Platform: Windows Azure Companion – September 2010 Community Technology Preview(CTP)– is a new tool that aims to…

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Didn’t make it to the MIX Conference, Want to know the latest on Windows Phone, Silverlight, and XNA?

What is MIX? A 3 day conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites. Get in-depth exposure to exciting new Microsoft technologies. So you missed this year’s MIX conference and want to know about what’s coming around Silverlight, Windows Phone , and XNA?  Watch the MIX10 sessions and download the…

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Top Three Tips for Running Apps in the Cloud

Our own Joe Healy, Microsoft Developer Evangelist in Florida, interviews Ryan Dunn, “the” Windows Azure Evangelist, around topics such as Windows Azure in the Cloud. Don’t miss Ryan’s top three tips for customers running applications in the Cloud, when monitoring and working with production level applications.  Check out the Bytes by MSDN video interview at link….

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Want to Get Your Head in the Clouds – Learn Windows Azure

If you are really interested in learning Windows and SQL Azure, they is no better time than the present.  Along with the ability to try out Windows Azure FREE for a month (see previous blog post), Channel 9 has a great training course.  The training course includes a comprehensive set of technical content including samples, demos, hands-on labs, and…

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Get Your Head in the Cloud! Try Windows Azure and SQL Azure FREE for a Month.

Try the Windows Azure and SQL Azure free for a month. Get in the Cloud!  Through this unique offer, US developers can get a one month pass to try out Windows Azure and SQL Azure – without having to submit a credit card! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2010/08/05/try-windows-azure-for-one-month-for-free.aspx

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