Join in Unveiling of Cloud Development Technologies at ‘Meet Windows Azure’ Online Event Thursday

Join us for Meet Windows Azure where Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure Application Platform, will keynote the June 7 event. Event begins at 1 pm PT (4 pm ET). The site explains the event is “an online and in-person event unveiling cloud-based development technologies from Windows Azure.” Sign up at Meet Windows…

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New Windows Azure Datacenters Options in US Announced

The Windows Azure team today announced new data center options based in the United States. The announcement was made at Announcing New Datacenter Options for Windows Azure. Datacenter options of “West US” and “East US” are now offered for compute and storage. SQL Azure will be online in the coming months, according to the announcement….

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Getting Acquainted with NoSQL on Windows Azure

NoSQL databases are often employed in public, massively scaled Web site scenarios, where fast fetching of relatively simple data sets matters most. Relational databases get the nod for  transactional, atomic writes, indexing of non-key columns, query optimizers, and declarative, set-oriented query. NoSQL provide some or all of the following features: Key-value stores. Document stores. Wide…

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Up-to-Date Information on Windows Azure Now Available in New USCloud Blog

My colleagues are now pooling their blogs into single feed  to provide up-to-date news for readers interested in the latest in cloud. US Cloud Connection site is now live with has added the ability to aggregate the Azure-related blog posts. My colleagues will provide details on the latest offerings and let you know about events…

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ISV Case Study: Cloud Storage Gateway Provides Backup into Windows Azure

Whitewater automates enterprise backup to the cloud. The product from Riverbed is a gateway that combines data de-duplication, network optimization, data encryption, and integration with Windows Azure storage services through a single, virtual, or physical appliance. No longer do enterprises need to use tape and move the files from disk to disk. Nor does an…

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ISV Case Study: Security-Enhanced, Cost-Effective Hybrid Storage with Windows Azure Storage

Enterprises need cost-effective primary storage for a SharePoint, Fileservers, and Virtual machines. And they are turning to a combination on premises storage solutions with Windows Azure storage. StorSimple’s appliance dramatically reduces storage and maintenance costs while helping organizations simplify data storage environments. The Problem How do you store the data you need most often so…

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ScottGu to Keynote ‘Learn Windows Azure’ Live Event Tuesday

Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich. The entire event is being streamed live by Channel 9. The event begins at 9 am Pacific (noon Eastern) on December 13. Register for Learn…

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Learn Cloud in Free Two-Day Azure Developer Training, Hands-On Labs in Silicon Valley, CA

At Azure DevCamps, you’ll learn what’s new in developing cloud solutions using Windows Azure. And then you’ll participate in hands-on labs. Azure DevCamp will be held in Silicon Valley, CA October 28-29. Register for Azure DevCamp. Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. Windows Azure provides an…

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Weekly Video, Live Chat Series on Windows Azure, Windows Phone Begins Tuesday

Starting Tuesday September 27th for tens weeks you will be able to watch pre-recorded videos covering many aspects of the Windows Azure platform. PLUS you will be able to chat LIVE with Microsoft subject matter experts to get your Windows Azure platform questions answered. It gets better. We’re doing the same for Windows Phone every…

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White Paper Series Helps You Get a Start on Windows Azure Pricing

The Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator is designed to help application developers get a rough initial estimate of their Windows Azure usage costs. But where to start? What sort of numbers do you plug in? A series of white papers from MSDEV helps give you a starting point for figuring it all out. Start with…

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