Azure SDK 1.3 and Visual Studio Tool Released!

  Today the Azure team released SDK 1.3 and the updated tools for Visual Studio. I’m really looking forward to being able to use these on production projects! To download click on the link below: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a1089b6-4050-4307-86c4-9dadaa5ed018 Some of the enhancements are truly amazing: Virtual Machine (VM) Role (Beta):Allows you to create a custom VHD image…

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30 Day Free Azure Accounts

  As my colleague Brian Loesgen points out in his blog, anyone can now get 30 day free Azure accounts. I haven’t read the limitations yet, but one important thing to remember is that this offer DOES NOT REQUIRE A CREDIT CARD! Also important – enter promo code DP001, or else you’ll be told it’s…

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PDC 2010 Azure Announcements

  I was going to write up a summary myself, but this summary is so well done, I think I’ll just be lazy and provide a link: http://jcstame.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/pdc-2010-windows-azure-update-summary/ MANY great improvements and new features coming that will enable amazing things to happen on this platform. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: PDC,Azure

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Azure ISV Discovery Events–Chicago and Dallas

  Recently, Rodney Sloan and I conducted events for ISV’s to learn more about Azure and specifically, some of the opportunities and challenges faced by ISV’s when moving to a Cloud-based model. I’d like to thank Paddy Srinivasan and John Schindler of Cumulux for presenting sessions at this event as well as leading discussions based…

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New Role, more updates

OK, finally, I have some time to blog again. This year has been amazing so far. I was selected as one of 3 architects in the US to found a program called Cloud 123. We built a program to help enterprises get to the cloud in 3 steps: Define – help understand the cloud and…

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Where have I been?

Excellent question… I have been working out-of-state with a client, architecting a portal application using ASP.NET MVC 2. I have to say that this project was really fun, as the requirements drove us to use several new technologies: ASP.NET MVC 2 Managed Extensibility Framework Entity Framework 4 Windows Server AppFabric .NET 4 Visual Studio 2010…

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