Architecture & Stuff

Follow Ignition Showcase on your Windows Phone

Ignition Showcase is a site focused on building and enhancing the vibrant ecosystem of Independent...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/01/2011

Farewell to Architecture and Stuff

I have decided to stop posting to this blog in order to devote more time to posting on our Ignition...

Author: Wzack Date: 01/11/2011

Ignition Showcase 1-4-2011

    ISVs and Partners An ISV in the Age of the Cloud Microsoft Partners: Gold & Silver...

Author: Wzack Date: 01/04/2011

Ignition Showcase 12-27-2010

Events Mix11 News Update CRM Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate (RC) Latest Links...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/28/2010

Visual Studio LightSwitch – New .NET Development Paradigm

This post will be covering a new tool from Microsoft, Visual Studio LightSwitch, currently in Beta....

Author: Wzack Date: 12/23/2010

Hyper-V Survival Guide

This is for the ISV who wants to know more about Hyper-V, the basis for Microsoft’s Private Cloud...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/22/2010

Ignition Showcase 12.20.2010

Events Save $500 + One Night Hotel at MIX11 Silverlight PDC 2010 & Silverlight 5 Firestarter...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/22/2010

Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/22/2010

The Windows Azure Platform Appliance for Everyone? Not!

In the world of Windows Azure there is a major misconception that the Windows Azure Platform...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/22/2010

Journey to the Cloud

As you can see from the diagram below no company other than Microsoft has so many cloud solutions...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/21/2010

Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2010 Update

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/15/2010

Ignition Showcase 12.15.10

Imagine Cup IT Challenge Quiz #6 is December 14! Imagine Cup – Students Solving the Worlds Toughest...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/14/2010

High Performance Computing – On-Premise and In the Windows Azure Cloud

If you are an ISV with a product or service for industries such as financial services,...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/13/2010

Free Windows Azure Training

Here is an excellent opportunity to get free Windows Azure training.  If you are exploring the...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/10/2010

Get Windows Essential Business Server Migration Kit (for free) before December 31st!

If you are an Independent Software Vendor currently taking advantage of Microsoft’s Windows...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/10/2010

BizTalk–The Road Ahead

If you are an ISV concerned with the long-term future of BizTalk you should be aware of the BizTalk...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/08/2010

Ignition Showcase 12.07.10

Imagine Cup – Students Solving the Worlds Toughest Problems with Technology   Silverlight...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/07/2010

Lost finding information about Windows Azure?

If you are an ISV overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of information available about Windows...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/06/2010

Imagine Cup – Students Solving the Worlds Toughest Problems with Technology

Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, sponsored by Microsoft. This...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/06/2010

David Pallmann on What's New from PDC10, Part 1 - Windows Azure

If you are an ISV thinking about moving your hosted or customer premises based application to the...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/06/2010

Upcoming Azure Boot Camp Webcasts

All over the world Microsoft ISVs, partners and customers have been meeting for an in-depth training...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/03/2010

Sending Email from Azure

On-premise applications often have a need to send email. For instance an order entry system might...

Author: Wzack Date: 12/01/2010

Windows Azure New Feature–The VM Role

Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Roles allow you to run a customized instance of Windows Server...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/30/2010

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – November Update

There is a newly updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit that matches the...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/30/2010

Windows Azure New Features Webcast

On Wednesday December 30th there will be an an Academy Live webcast to inform developers of the new...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/30/2010

The Future of Windows Azure AppFabric

Windows Azure AppFabric has an interesting array of features today that can be used by ISVs and...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/30/2010

Ignition Showcase 11.29.10

Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/30/2010

Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Windows Azure

It has been my experience that lots of things are possible and can be done in Windows Azure, however...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/26/2010

Windows Azure SDK 1.3 Released with Many New Features!

Just Released: Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the new Windows Azure Management Portal...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/26/2010

SharePoint and Azure?

          Of course SharePoint does not work in Windows...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/24/2010

Roger Heim Connects WCF With Mobile Clients On Connected Show #38

My friends   Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/24/2010

Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket–Enabling ISVs to Build Innovative Applications

The DataMarket section of Windows Azure Marketplace enables customers to easily discover, purchase...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/23/2010

Ignition Showcase 11.22.10

Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/23/2010

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – Raising Collaboration to a New Level

Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 now delivers complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/19/2010

Ignition Showcase 11.15.10

Keynote Starts December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pacific time Hear what’s coming next from Microsoft’s Scott...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/15/2010

Microsoft Ignition Showcase Update 11.08.10

Why Ignition Showcase? Ignition Showcase is a site focused on building and enhancing the vibrant...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/08/2010

Ignition Showcase Highlights - 11/1/2010

Headline In this Issue: Windows Phone 7 Windows Azure BizSpark News CRM Update Follow Ignition...

Author: Wzack Date: 11/01/2010

Can Windows Phone 7 Multi-Task?

They say that Windows Phone 7 can't multitask. They're wrong. If you are in New York on October 21st...

Author: Wzack Date: 10/12/2010

Windows Phone 7 Will Be Available To Consumers November 8th!

Today we announced that Windows Phones will be available for consumer purchase thru At&T...

Author: Wzack Date: 10/11/2010

Windows Phone Marketplace and Launch Update

Windows Phone Marketplace Update: We’ve given Marketplace an overhaul so that the quality of the...

Author: Wzack Date: 10/04/2010

Develop Windows Phone 7 Apps with Visual Basic?

Ever since we first announced the application platform for Windows Phone 7, there was a loud chorus...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/23/2010

Microsoft Releases Open Source Tools for the Cloud

Microsoft makes commitment to Openness in the Cloud: Releases new OSS tools for Windows Azure New...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/19/2010

Windows Phone 7 Training Kit is Available

Windows Phone tools for developers are ready. Now it’s time for you to start building your own...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/17/2010

Halo Reach Debuts

Earlier this week we released “Halo: Reach,” the thrilling prequel to the iconic “Halo” trilogy that...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/17/2010

Creating High Performing Silverlight Applications for Windows Phone 7

Compared to a desktop or laptop PC, a Windows Phone 7 device has a more limited amount of CPU and...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/17/2010

New SQL Azure Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new SQL Azure website -- bookmark this now!...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/17/2010

Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Released

The final release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools is the culmination of hard work on the part...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/17/2010

Windows Phone 7 – Starting the Fire!

Do you have a great idea for an app to run on Microsoft’s new mobile phone, Windows Phone 7? Do you...

Author: Wzack Date: 09/07/2010

Free Windows Azure for One Month

  Want free access to Windows Azure for a month to try out a new idea?  Now you can: Learn...

Author: Wzack Date: 08/31/2010

Imagine Cup 2011 Worldwide Finals in New York

It's a theme of global proportions. Imagine Cup 2011 Theme: Imagine a world where technology helps...

Author: Wzack Date: 08/28/2010

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