Windows Azure Customer E-mail of the Day

Earlier today I reached out to a number of Windows Azure customers and asked them for some feedback around some ideas we’ve been tossing around. In response, this was an e-mail I received from one of the customers: Mike it is a crazy platform. They will NEVER need a server again. The speed is sick….


Windows Azure: A Year of Listening, Learning, Engineering, and Now Delivering!

Although I’ve worked at Microsoft for more than 11 years, 2009 marked the first time I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference. When I walked around PDC 09 in Los Angeles last year and spoke with developers, I found that I was inundated with many great ideas on how to make Windows…

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Interested in becoming a Windows Azure MVP?

  We are in the final stages of accepting nominations for the newly formed Windows Azure Most Valued Professional (MVP) expertise. We are looking for outstanding community leaders that are sharing their knowledge with their peers in the developer community to become charter MVPs for Windows Azure. What does it take to become a Windows…

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Whether you love or hate Windows Azure, please just tell us what you think!

It’s been a fun 24 hours. Last night we rolled out the Windows Azure 2010 Q1 Customer Satisfaction Survey to about 10% of all Windows Azure platform customers (who opted in to be contacted by Microsoft when they established their account). After confirming the survey mechanics were working properly this morning we sent out the…

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Windows Azure Product Planning Offsite Thoughts

View Full Album These days all too often “offsites” are nothing more than going to work in Microsoft cafeteria or going to meet in another Microsoft building with a better view. We decided to buck that trend and really go offsite and head up to Orcas Island for a day of revisiting the team goals…

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How do you prefer Windows Azure Guest OS updates to happen?

The Windows Azure Team is contemplating some changes to Windows Azure guest OS update process in an effort to make it more convenient and intuitive for customers. I’m hopeful you can share with me how you want these updates to happen in the future, some background is below followed by link to a super short…

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PDC ’09 & Your Great Windows Azure Ideas!

It was an amazing week at PDC ’09, chatting with a lot of customers, meeting old friends, hearing all of the cool stuff other Microsoft teams are delivering, and getting time to celebrate with the hard-working Windows Azure Team! Given my role on the Windows Azure Team, the highlight for me was digging in with…


Building Windows Azure’s Future with You…

So who am I and what do I do? And, while we’re at it why should you care? Well, let’s get to it! I spend almost all of my time listening to customers & partners (big and small) developing a deep understanding of what they need and want from a cloud computing platform. If you…

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