New Windows Azure Videos on Channel 9

There is a new landing page on Channel 9 where you can find videos, event recordings and shows about Windows Azure. The page aggregates numerous videos from events like Build and AzureConf and a bunch of new content. The first new videos include these tutorials :   Below you will find a list of some…

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Join @ScottGu on Windows Azure at Silicon Valley Code Camp This Weekend

Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie will give two Windows Azure sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on Sunday, October 7, 2012.  SVCC is the largest code camp in the country, and will be held on the campus of Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.  Scott and his team are in charge of the developer platform…

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New Windows Azure Pricing Reduces Costs of Storage, Compute

The Windows Azure team has announced additional savings to compute and storage customers. In addition to the SQL storage reductions announced last month, the new plan offers an Extra Small Compute at 2 cents per hour. With these changes, a 24×7 Extra Small Compute instance with a 100MB SQL Azure DB costs less than $20…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 4: What Else You Need to Do

So which security threats are mitigated by the Windows Azure environment and which security threats must be mitigated by the developer? The paper, Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications, describes what you should consider as key threats that your an application running on the Windows Azure. And it shows specifically where Azure provides…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 3: Identifying Your Security Frame

When you are building out your cloud application, security should be front and center in your Windows Azure planning and execution. In part1  one I described the threat landscape and that your application should employ defense in depth. In part 2, I explained that security was a shared responsibility and that Windows Azure provides your…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices -- Part 2: What Azure Provides Out-of-the-Box

In Windows Azure Security Best Practices — Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth, I described the threat landscape and introduces the plan for your application to employ defense in depth. In this part, I explain that security with Windows Azure is a shared responsibility, and Windows Azure provides your application with security features than…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices -- Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth

Every conversation I have with developers about moving their application to the cloud revolve around two main issues. One is business. What are the economies of scale around moving your app to the cloud? And close on its heals, come the questions around security. “How secure is the cloud, especially Windows Azure? What benefits does…

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Blog Series -- Windows Azure Security Best Practices

In a series of blog posts, I’ll provide a look into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure. This seven-part series describes the threats, how you can respond, what processes you can put into place for the lifecycle of your application, and prescribes a way for you to implement best practices around the…

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Private Cloud, Windows Azure MPR Test to Apply to ISV Competency

Private Cloud test will apply to the Silver ISV Competency in the coming months and a Windows Azure MPR test will apply to the Gold ISV Competency in October. The announcements were made on the Microsoft Partner Network site. Changes to Other Competencies Also of interest to ISVs, changes to the Mobility Competency will be…

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Azure Team Introduces Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

A Windows Azure AppFabric Application is any n-tier .NET application that spans the web, middle, and data tiers, composes with external services, and is inherently written to the cloud architecture for scale and availability. Build AppFabric Applications using AppFabric Developer Tools, run them in the AppFabric Container service, and manage them using the AppFabric Application…

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