Windows Azure platform AppFabric Update

The Service Bus and Access Control features of the Windows Azure Platform, once known as .NET Services, are now known as “Windows Azure platform AppFabric”. Of course, they are still on track to be commercially available this January alongside Windows Azure and SQL Azure. This update reflects our vision of enabling developers to build, scale,…


Get Plugged In! Find a Windows Azure Platform Program That is Right for You

Get Plugged In!  Find a Windows Azure Platform Program That is Right for You In order to help our partners gain the most out of their experience on the Windows Azure Platform we are fully integrated into the partner enablement-focused programs across the company.  Learn more about these programs and find the ones that are…


Azure Partner Resource Guide

New Resource: Partner Resource Guide In our efforts to better assist you in navigating our programs, readiness resources, and sales materials, we have developed a Windows Azure Platform Partner Resource Guide.  This guide can be your first stop to finding out more information about how to get plugged in as a partner and get the…


Apress Offers New Windows Azure Platform Book for Devs

Master Microsoft’s brand-new cloud-computing technology with Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar. You’ll learn how to utilize Azure’s four core components— Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services—both separately and together to build flawless cloud computing services. Purchase your copy in eBook format or through Amazon today! Apress would like to offer a…


Guide Explains How to Build On-Premises, Cloud Identity Aware Apps

Windows Identity Foundation (previously known as “Geneva” Framework) makes federation and claims-based identity first-class citizens in the .NET Framework. Developers can now rely upon a single, consistent model for creating identity-aware applications on ASP.NET and WCF. We just published a guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to use Windows Identity Foundation in Windows Azure…


Mark Your Calendars for Microsoft BI Conference

Mark your calendars for the 2010 Microsoft BI Conference the week of June 7, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. The Microsoft BI Conference is collocated with TechEd North America 2010. The conference will focus on the following categories: Empower Your Users – Microsoft Excel (including PowerPivot for Excel), SSRS (Report Builder), Microsoft Visio, Search/FAST Improve…


Explore BI Features of SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 delivers several breakthrough capabilities that will enable your organization to scale database operations with confidence, improve IT and developer efficiency, and enable highly scalable and well managed Business Intelligence on a self-service basis for your users. You can download the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 preview as well as Microsoft’s complete…


Take a Tour of Data Center in a Container

Frank Arrigo takes you on a tour of what the cloud physically looks like by walking you through a container that was shown at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). The container is similar to one that is placed in data centers that host your Windows Azure applications. Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation…


Share Real-time Premium Data with Codename "Dallas"

Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform. Dallas was announced at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09). Dallas is an information marketplace that brings data, imagery, and real-time web services from leading commercial data providers and authoritative public…


New: NYC Microsoft Architecture Meetup

Come and join us for the inaugural meetup of the NYC Microsoft Solution Architects 🙂 in January at the Microsoft office in NYC . Click here to check out The NYC Microsoft Solution Architects! Hope to see you there…. Happy holidays! Gunther 🙂