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Windows Azure is Microsofts Operating System, in the cloud. Thats a mouthfull, isnt it? Basically, Windows Azure is a Microsoft DataCenter somewhere in the US (for now), where you can host applications you build. You have API (HTTP && REST) access to databases, queues, blob stores that you can use to put your application together. And if you a .NET developer, you can leverage your current skills to build applications in the cloud. The best anology I have seen for cloud computing and the 'traditional' ...
For those of you like me who missed PDC (though I did watch the streaming video as time permitted!) you can now catch some of the PDC content live at an event near you with MSDN Developer Conference. I'm going to try to head to the Atlanta one on December 16th. More details below as seen in Brian's blog: The Speakers Chad Brooks Jeff W. Barnes Wally McClure Glen Gordon Mark Dunn Steve Porter Murray Gordon Todd Fine Jim Wooley Brian Hitney Keith Rome Todd Miranda Dave Scruggs Shawn Wildermuth Mickey ...
We have an upcoming Architect/Developer event called MDC or "Microsoft Developer Conference" that will have an entire day dedicated to Cloud Computing. It will be a great destination for the real juicy details on how to do Cloud Computing using Microsoft Technologies. Here's the link to the site: http://www.msdndevcon.com/P... I'm looking forward to it. Date: December 16, 2008 Location: The Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303-1745 (404) 659-1400 There will ...
The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is coming to Charleston on December 2, 2008 at the Embassy Suites Hotel (near the Airport)! The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a free developer event with a southern flair, where you will learn about some of the latest developments in Microsoft technologies. For December, 2008 the Roadshow will be presented by Architect Evangelist Chad Brooks and Developer Evangelists Glen Gordon and Brian Hitney. Chad, Glen & Brian will be loading up a minivan with lots of goodies, ...

Yesterday featured another day packed with sessions and started with a great keynote showing off the new Windows 7, what's coming onto us with .NET 4 and the new development environments (starring Visual Studio 10) as well as innovations in the field of Office (web office is going to allow editing and synching documents online).

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Microsoft announced at PDC 2008 yesterday that the project they have been working on for cloud computing called Red Dog has a final name as Azure (azh'?r). At a dinner function last night there was some debate on the proper pronunciation of the word, but it's origins are pretty clear. It comes from the Persian, for the location of the Lapis Lazuli.
So I was late to the keynote this morning. No biggie…it doesn’t look like I missed too much in the first half hour. The message from what I did see is pretty clear though: Microsoft is jumping into cloud computing in a big way. So what is cloud computing anyway? From what I can tell so far, its basically the next evolution in internet based services. It’s an infrastructure that allows for anywhere-computing, and for securely connecting internal and cloud based computers to perform tasks. To go along ...
Ok, so I get it that there's an SOA and BizTalk conference happening in January in Seattle...and there's a roadshow that's ongoing this fall/winter to bring a smaller version of the Seattle conference to various cities. But does that mean that no BizTalk sessions could be added to PDC?! BizTalk 2009 is one of the most significant jumps in the platform, allowing for Visual Studio 2008 integration among other things. And yet when you look at the topic cloud... So what does that mean if you're an SOA ...
I've been playing with CouchDB a little recently. Its a "schema-free document-oriented database", which sounds pretty weird when all you've ever known is relational databases. At work, we're considering what architecture we want to go with for a new product that needs to be very flexible - the users need to be able to add fields, remove fields, and do all sorts of crazy things with the application. One of the options we have, is to use something like CouchDB to be able to create an uber-flexible ...
Day after tomorrow, I am about to talk about Oslo at my company internal meeting. Now, I have something to add to that session. Microsoft, Today announced Visual Studio 10 (Rosario) and .NET framework 4.0 You can find the press release here! and more information here! So, Microsoft says there basically 5 focus areas with these two new products... 1) Riding the next-generation platform wave (Modeling platform with an eye towards SOA ) 2) Inspiring developer delight (New tools like visual editor, ALM ...
The last half of this year is being completely focused on cloud computing. Microsoft is focusing a lot of attention in this space and are focusing on setting up development centers around the world to assist customers in hosting logic and data centrally in the cloud to make use of for your global applications. It really is the next step in expansion of the Internet and is something that will be greatly adopted by organizations all over the world. There are some tricky areas that still have to be ...
Normally I’d look at any new announcement from Google like a kid unwrapping a present on Christmas morning: they’re typically cool, and at worst good for 10 min of attention until I put it aside to focus on something else. But their announcement of Chrome made me want to pick up my iMac and throw it out the window. One of the biggest banes to a web developer’s existence has always been the plethora of browsers that we have to test our applications against. Keith Elder recently blogged about how CodeZone ...