Windows Azure Dev Camp Fall 2011 Series – Content & Links

Thanks to everyone who attended the Fall 2011 Series of Windows Azure Dev Camp events on the US east coast! The US Cloud team enjoyed traveling to Raleigh, Farmington, NYC, Philly, & Chevy Chase to visit folks and deliver this fun tour of cloud computing and Windows Azure concepts.  We had a great time helping…

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Just One More Week To Enter The Rock Paper Azure Fall Sweepstakes!

Week #3 of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ended at 6pm EST on 12/9/2011. That means another five contestants just won $50 Best Buy gift cards! Congratulations to the following players for having the Top 5 bots for Week #3: AmpaT choi Protist RockMeister porterhouse Just a reminder to folks in the contest, be sure…

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Music Library Synchronization, Sonos Tips

I love Windows Home Server.   I’ve been using Windows Home Server for years, and just purchased a Windows Home Server 2011(WHS) box from Newegg (great deal on a HP Proliant micro server).  Many have asked me why I like WHS so much – it’s NAS, it’s a media server, it’s backup.   It’s a step up…

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Azure Camps Coming Soon!

Jim, Peter, and I are gearing up for another road trip to spread the goodness that is Windows Azure! The Windows Azure DevCamp series launched recently with a two-day event in Silicon Valley, and we’re jumping on the bandwagon for the East Region. We have five stops planned in December, and we’re doing things a…

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Rock, Paper, Azure is back…

Rock, Paper, Azure (RPA) is back!   For those of you who have played before, be sure to get back in the game!  If you haven’t heard of RPA, check out my past posts on the subject.   In short, RPA is a game that we built in Windows Azure.  You build a bot that plays a…

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Materials from VS Ultimate Tour

Zain Naboulsi and I continue to travel around the region delivering our Ultimate Guide to Visual Studio 2010. Quite a few folks are interested in getting the materials I’ve been using. Here are the slides as well as links to the downloads I’ve been recommending. Tips and Tricks Greatest Hits View more presentations from Zain…

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Geo-Load Balancing with the Azure Traffic Manager

One of the great new features of the Windows Azure platform is the Azure Traffic Manager, a geo load balancer and durability solution for your cloud solutions.  For any large website, managing traffic globally is critical to the architecture for both disaster recovery and load balancing. When you deploy a typical web role in Azure,…

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CodeMastery This Weekend in Atlanta

Chris Williams just let me know about an event happening in Atlanta this Saturday, Oct 8 … and it’s free!  Free is good.   Check it out here: http://codemastery.eventbrite.com/ Sessions: 1. CSLA .NET intro – Rocky Lhotka Topic will give attendees a high level overview of CSLA as an application framework. Key moving parts of CSLA…

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Use the Windows Azure CDN for Assets

The most common response to running stuff in the cloud (Azure, Amazon in particular) is the that it’s too expensive for the little guy.   And generally, hosting VMs when a small shared site of something similar will suffice is a tough argument. There are aspects to Azure, though, that are very cost effective as they…

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Azure BootCamp – November 5 2011 – Tampa

From DevFish (Joe Healy) down in Florida… What is a Windows Azure Boot Camp?Windows Azure Boot Camp is a one day deep dive class to get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Azure, as well as a series of labs so…

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