#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 4th March 2011

clip_image00132222222Local Overview

Pledge your support on the Christchurch earthquake site

IDC Highlights

“removing infrastructure o/heads means focus on what's important - app quality and user experience”

(interested related read: Why Government Should Consider Windows Azure as Part of its “Cloud-First” Strategy)

clip_image001422222222Readiness & Resources:


  • Windows Azure

Building FTP Server on Windows Azure – but WHY?

How to Get Started with Java, Tomcat on Windows Azure

Book Release: The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1: Strategy & Planning

  • SQL Azure

Signing Up for the SQL Azure Reporting Services CTP

NoSQL Genes in SQL Azure Federations

Build Big-Data Apps in SQL Azure with Federation


Case Study





clip_image001622222222 In the news:

General news:

"The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center


Windows Azure



  • IDC Cloud for Business Conference on the 3rd of March where Microsoft will be a Platinum Sponsor. Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

  • Cloud Computing Forum – Run by Orion VM (Sheng Yeo) First Friday in March (see website)

  • Azure ISV Acceleration Labs pencilled in for 28th-30th March – more details to follow

  • Readify DevDays - 17th Build a Web Application

  • Cloud Summit - Adelaide March 22nd and Perth March 24th



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Cloud Podcast Audio Panel show – Cloud Cast (episode 1 now published – Whose Cloud is it anyway?)

Coming soon….Azure Meetups!


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