Windows 8 Released to Manufacturing

Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions on August 15. “Release to Manufacturing” means product development and testing of the product is complete and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now…

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New MSDN Magazine Article: Supporting Mobile Device Applications Using Restful Services Running on Windows Azure

 Abstract This article is about scalability and interoperability, two characteristics that are required in architectures to support the diversity of today’s popular mobile platforms, which potentially have millions of users. Figure 1 depicts this diversity, a common—yet challenging—scenario for today’s developers. Supplying Web-based services to mobile devices is a daunting task, requiring distinct and diverse…

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MSDN Subscribers Receive Up to $3,700 in Annual Windows Azure Benefits

If you are an existing Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate with MSDN subscriber, you get free access to Windows Azure each month, and up to $3,700.00 in annual Windows Azure benefits at no charge. This offer provides a base level of Compute, Storage, SQL Azure database, Access Control, Service Bus and Caching each month…

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Spending Limits Highlight New Risk-Free Windows Azure Sign-Up

The December release of Windows Azure has unveiled a new Windows Azure site and sign-up experience. In the past, one of the biggest concerns and roadblocks was that you could overspend on your free trial. The new Windows Azure Trial accounts and MSDN Accounts are now completely risk-free given the institution of “spending limits”. By…

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New Features, Node.js Support Highlight December Release of Windows Azure

A number of updates and improvements have been unveiled today for Windows Azure that will help you to more easily access Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Join us tomorrow when senior Microsoft leaders will  how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure in detail…

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Windows 8 Engineering Team Launches ‘B8’ Blog

Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, has penned the first posting on a new Building Windows 8 blog. He writes, “Windows 8 reimagines Windows for a new generation of computing devices, and will be the very best operating system for hundreds of millions of PCs, new and old, used by well over…

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Dive Into the Cloud with Getting Started, In Depth Tutorial on Windows Azure Site

A new set of tutorial shows you how to get started with Windows Azure. The tutorial begin with explaining how to get the latest tools and how to deploy your first sample application, build an application with ASP.NET MVC, and how to build a code first data application with SQL Azure. Sections show you how…

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Developer Training Kit Now Available for Office 365

Office 365 also provides developers and ISVs a platform for building cloud-based collaboration and communication solutions for the cloud. Office 365 Training Course for Public Beta helps developers make the transition to building solutions for the cloud with Office 365. The kit includes 7 sessions, over 10 hours of video, and 16 labs as both…

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Special Windows Azure Deals for Developers Extended

Three offers to ISVs made it easier to get started and to continue your development efforts on Windows Azure: Windows Introductory Special is offered at no charge through the end of September. MSDN Ultimate and Premium Benefits increased Cloud Essentials Pack offers Announcements were made at MIX11 and on the Windows Azure team blog at…

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Visual Studio SP1, TFS Project Server Integration, Load Test Pack Available Today

The new service pack to Visual Studio will be available today to MSDN subscribers from their subscriber downloads.  If you’re not an MSDN subscriber, you can get the update on Thursday, March 10. New features improve several areas, including IntelliTrace, unit testing, and Silverlight profiling. The announcements were made by S Somasegar, Senior Vice President,…

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