Windows Azure News

  Mobile Services Adds Android Support We created Mobile Services to make it easier for developers to build engaging and dynamic mobile apps that scale. We’ve made it even easier to develop for the Android platform. The Windows Azure team partnered with Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. to deliver Android support; our friends at MS Open…

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Move Existing Apps to Windows Azure Using New Features Announced

Windows Azure you choice and flexibility to move existing applications or develop new ones using the language and platform of their choice with announcements made today.  This means you can bring your server applications and run them on Windows Azure. ASP.NET, Java, and more. Without you having to make changes to your app. Bill Lang,…

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Community Preview Announced for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack, Feature Pack

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Customer Technology Preview (CTP) is now available for download. SQL Server 2008 R2 service packs are cumulative updates and upgrade all service levels of SQL Server 2008 R2 to SP1 CTP. Get the updates from: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Community Technology Preview Microsoft®…

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Windows Azure Kit Adds WP7 Authentication, Traffic Manager, SQL Azure Reporting

The April Update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. You can download the kit from Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – April Update. April Update The April 2011 update of the…

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New Management, Scalability Features Offered in SQL Server 2008 R2

Redmond Developer magazine describes key features for developers with SQL Server 2008 R2 in SQL Server 2008 R2 for the Developer. Don Kiely explains that the R2 release leaves the core engine untouched from the previous version. He then describes the new SQL Server editions with the R2 release: Datacenter for the biggest and most…

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White Paper Explores Identity Concepts for BI, Reporting in SharePoint 2010

A new white paper helps you understand the concepts of identity in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products, how Kerberos authentication plays a very important role in authentication and delegation scenarios, and the situations where Kerberos authentication should be used or may be required in solution designs. The concepts are important for your applications that work with…

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 CTP Available from Download

You can now download the community preview of Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008. SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP contains the cumulative updates up to SQL Server 2008 SP1 cumulative update package 8, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. These include supportability enhancements and issues that have…

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Learn SQL with Updated SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit

The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in their applications, as well as for developers who are new to SQL Server. The training kit offers the…

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Microsoft ISV Partners Adopt Microsoft Technology

Microsoft partners have been building great software using Microsoft technologies. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve found. Windows 7 Light-up Windows 7 represents some great opportunities for ISV. Light up features include Windows 7 ribbon, task bar, thumbnails, federated search, and PowerShell. RES Software Lights Up Personal Desktops on Windows 7 CTO Bob Janssen of…

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New Video - Marketron Partners for Improved Business Intelligence, User Experience

Video Link – Marketron Partners for Improved Business Intelligence, User Experience Marketron leads the radio industry with Windows 7 and SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services.Marketron works with about 80% of the radio stations tracking, placement, and payment of radio ads. By moving to SQL Server 2008 R2 Marketron adds business intelligence features and by adding jump…

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