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Slides and Links for Windows Azure Platform Best Practices for DevCon London
Yesterday (28th Sep 2010) I delivered a short (50mins) new session on best practices for the Windows Azure Platform. Big thanks to all who attended – I think we had fun I will expand this post with some additional links when I have a little more time but I wanted to get the main bits in place – oh, and download the free ebook. Slides Windows Azure Platform best practices by ericnel View more presentations from Eric Nelson. Links For more resources and information If you are ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 29, 2010 10:56 AM

SharePoint 2010 is powerful …. and amusing
Just refreshed the browser on my SharePoint site and got…. this… Brought a nice smile to my face. Related Links Work through the modules at Get Started Developing on SharePoint 2010. and download the SharePoint Developer Training Kit ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:23 AM

Windows Azure Platform Online Conference has moved to 8th Oct from 20th Sep

Public service announcement :-)

This online conference has now moved to 8th Oct. Steve explains why along with an updated agenda.

Posted On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:29 PM

TRAINING: “Hardcore Entity Framework” in London with Julie Lerman, 22nd October
Entity Framework 4.0 (EF4) it the strategic .NET ORM from Microsoft. Hmm…. the “strategic” word. I will come back to that. However the important bit of news is we have Julie Lerman at Microsoft in London on the 22nd October devoting a full day to training on “Hard Core Entity Framework 4”. It’s a rare visit so if you’re interested in learning about the data stack from a recognised world-wide authority and author on the topic then register now (£300). Now back to that word “strategic”. As developers ......

Posted On Friday, September 10, 2010 12:17 PM

Handy tool which checks if you have left Windows Azure applications running and simplifies “killing” them
This is a great tool for anyone playing with Windows Azure who would like to avoid surprises on their credit card :-) It has only had 85 downloads – I suspect we see that many folks caught out by a demo/poc being “left on” per week :) Check it out at Project Description The GreyBox application is designed to alert a user if their Windows Azure compute services are currently running, or are even simply deployed. Great for Azure speakers and POCs you don't want left running. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:16 PM

SyncToBlog #14 Just a little more on cloud
Just a few randoms on cloud I bumped into: Blogger Jeremy Geelan has come up with the Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem and the Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing. Windows Azure Security Whitepaper is live The paper provides a technical examination of the security functionality available from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, the people and processes that help make Windows Azure more secure, as well as a brief discussion about compliance New version of Access ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:52 PM

Two days of classroom based training in London on the Windows Azure Platform for £100 (Sep through April)
I just posted details of 2 weeks of FREE training in October delivered via Live Meeting but we also recognise that some folks prefer classroom based training. Hence we have scheduled four two day workshops from September through to April. This two-day intensive instructor-led workshop provides delegates with an early opportunity to gain insight into the nature and benefits of the Windows Azure Platform. Delivered through workshop style presentations and hands-on lab exercises, the workshop will focus ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:35 AM

FREE 2 Weeks of Windows Azure Platform training delivered online – 11th to 25th October
Back in May and June I jointly run a highly successful (IMVHO) training programme on the Windows Azure Platform over a six week period for UK developers (Check out some stats/background). We have been discussing how we can take that format forward and I am pleased to say we have our first “spin off”. Namely the “Windows Azure Platform – Accelerated Virtual Training Workshop” which will take place in October. Yippeee. The training will be delivered over a two week period and combines instructor led ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:16 AM

Update on the Windows Azure Platform online conference on the 20th of September
UPDATE on 14th SEP: Steve has had to move this to Oct 8th At the start of August I made a call for speakers for a multi track online conference on the Windows Azure Platform (which resulted in a great bunch of speakers stepping forward!). However at the end of August I changed job and I am no longer pulling this conference together – that role falls on the shoulders of my replacement Steve (actually I was replaced with Steve and Martin – I always knew I was worth two evangelists if only in weight!) ......

Posted On Friday, September 3, 2010 10:52 AM

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