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…


ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance Management, Monitoring Using AppDynamics

Customers seeking to simply migrate their applications to the cloud and use traditional server monitoring tools or legacy Application Performance Management (APM) software quickly find themselves stymied. Such obsolete strategies require manual configuration and instrumentation, and they are incapable of monitoring highly elastic cloud environments without producing gaping blind spots. ISV Video: Windows Azure Performance…


Developer Preview of Windows Azure AD Provides Single Sign-On, Graph API

Your cloud applications can now take advantage of the same identity system that powers Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Windows Intune. More than 250,000 companies and organizations use Windows Azure Active Directory today to authenticate billions of times a week. With a new developer preview you can now use Windows Azure Active Directory as…


Top 30 Must See Videos, Demonstrations For Developers That Highlight TechEd

TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be- released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. This June we celebrate the 20th annual TechEd North America in Orlando. Experience four days of hands-on training from Microsoft experts. I have put together…


Windows Azure Training Kit Adds Labs, Presentations on New Features

Windows Azure Training Kit June 2012 Update is now available.  The June 2012 update includes 42 step-by-step hands-on labs and 20 presentations covering the new Windows Azure features. Some of the highlights of this update include: 12 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Virtual Machines 11 new hands-on labs for Windows Azure Web Sites 2…


Setting Configuration to Get Your Windows Azure Diagnostics

Windows Azure Diagnostics enables you to collect diagnostic data from an application running in Windows Azure. You can use diagnostic data for debugging and troubleshooting, measuring performance, monitoring resource usage, traffic analysis and capacity planning, and auditing. After the diagnostic data is collected it can be transferred to a Windows Azure storage account for persistence….


Windows Azure, Dynamics, Office 365 Cloud Security, Compliance Details Shown in STAR Registry

Microsoft has added Windows Azure platform to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) registry. Cloud service providers post information about their security features. The CSA is a member-driven organization, chartered with promoting the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing. You can learn more about from the…


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….


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…


ISV Video: Auto Dealers Get Quotes Fast with SmartQuote from ResponseLogix on Azure

SmartQuote from ResponseLogix is the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for Internet leads. SmartQuote allows car dealers to provide a relevant quote response within 10 minutes of Internet lead receipt. Jagdish Rajan, VP Technology at ResponseLogix, talks with Architect Evangelist Allan Naim of Microsoft about their choice of Windows Azure. ISV Video:…