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AboutYOU Windows Phone App Released

There is an old joke: "But enough about me, let’s talk about you. What do you think about...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/27/2011

Announcing free inbound data transfers to Windows Azure!

News Flash: All inbound data transfers for both peak and off-peak times will be free for all billing...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/23/2011

Microsoft wins Best Cloud Service award at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Microsoft has won the Best Cloud Service award at the 2011 Cloud Computing World Series Awards....

Author: Wzack Date: 06/23/2011

New this week on Ignition Showcase 6-22-2011

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Author: Wzack Date: 06/22/2011

Windows Azure AppFabric - June CTP Released

We have announced the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/21/2011

Announcing the Rock Paper Azure Challenge – Grand Tournament

Have you ever played Rock, Paper, Scissors? Then you already know how to play the game. Now’s your...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/21/2011

Vote for your Imagine Cup team today

Activist, actor, author and philanthropist Eva Longoria invites you to celebrate the amazing work of...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/20/2011

Creating Facebook Apps That Can Easily Handle a Crowd

With 600 million users, even marginally successful apps and promotions need massive scale. ...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/20/2011

Ithaca College Imagine Cup team heading to NYC for the Worldwide Finals

The Ithaca College Imagine Cup team is heading to NYC for the worldwide finals in mid-July. ...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/17/2011

New this week on Ignition Showcase 6-15-2011

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Author: Wzack Date: 06/15/2011

Get up to $150 cash back* when you buy one SQL Azure Core subscription

Microsoft designed the Windows Azure Platform to make it very easy for you to move your app to the...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/15/2011

Webcast: Building Phone Applications with Windows Azure

So, you’re building phone apps for Windows Phone 7 –maybe even iPhone/iPad – and you’re curious...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/15/2011

Looking for Good Windows Azure Guidance?

For some excellent Windows Azure guidance from the Microsoft Patterns and Practices Group don’t...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/09/2011

Building a Startup in a Weekend with BizSpark & SQL Azure

This article is syndicated from http://bizspark.com. BizSpark™ is Microsoft’s program for helping...

Author: Abby Fichtner MS Date: 06/08/2011

Startup Weekend Boston at Microsoft NERD

Over 130 people – half techies, half business folks – converged on Microsoft NERD this weekend to...

Author: Abby Fichtner MS Date: 06/08/2011

Windows Azure Appliance News

Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. have announced that the first release of its Global Cloud Platform...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/07/2011

Building Line of Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch

In a previous blog post we told you about Visual Studio LightSwitch as a way to publish applications...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/06/2011

Cloudy in New York!

This year for the second year in a row I presented a talk at Cloud Expo in New  York. ...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/06/2011

Cloud Expo New York (June 6-9, 2011)

I am looking forward to learn latest on the Cloud Computing Spectrum, meet several customers and...

Author: SanjayJain369 Date: 06/05/2011

Windows 8 Changes Everything!

    BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/02/2011

Try Windows Azure in 30 Minutes!

Try a free Windows Azure Pass cloud account (CODE: webvisions), and put up your 1st Windows Azure...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/02/2011

Win a Country Music Association 4 Day Pass with IE9

Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, and Ronnie Dunn have different prize packages just waiting for you. Go...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/01/2011

MAP 6.0 Beta: Accelerate the adoption of Microsoft private and public cloud platforms

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now...

Author: Wzack Date: 06/01/2011

New this week on Ignition Showcase 6-8-2011

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Author: Wzack Date: 06/01/2011

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

Want to build a Private Cloud? Here's how

This blog post is the first installment of what promises to be an excellent series of articles on...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/27/2011

A $250 Bonus for Completing Your first Windows Azure Application

If you are a software company or a new startup and want to get $250 for Completing your FIRST...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/26/2011

BizSpark News App

One of the things I hear from startups occasionally is, how come I never hear what’s going on with...

Author: Brian Johnson MS Date: 05/25/2011

New Windows Azure Pricing Calulator Released

  NOW AVAILABLE: New Windows Azure Platform Pricing Calculator The Windows Azure team has...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/24/2011

Can Azure Scale? You Bet!

We have  the first verified Guinness Book World record hosted on Azure!  This week Ortsbo...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/24/2011

15-Episode SQL Azure Learning Series Released

This is a series of 15 short, episodic videos that demonstrate the basics when working with SQL...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/24/2011

How to Publish Your AppMakr App into the Windows Phone Marketplace

By now, you’ve probably seen the posts about how wonderfully easy it is to build a Windows...

Author: Abby Fichtner MS Date: 05/20/2011

SQL Azure Improvements Announced

Also news from TechEd this week included a May 2011 service update to SQL Azure with four key...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/19/2011

Why the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus Durable Pub/Sub is a Killer Feature!

In case you haven't heard the recent announcements at Microsoft TechEd this week they included...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/19/2011

New This Week on Ignition Showcase 5-17-2011

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Author: Wzack Date: 05/17/2011

Windows Azure SDK for Windows Phone 7–Version 1.2 New Features Released

In May we told you about the new Windows Azure SDK for Windows Phone 7. We have just released some...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/17/2011

Windows Azure Storage Concepts Overview

This blog post on Windows Azure might be a bit basic for those of you who have already begun to...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/17/2011

Hadoop Map-Reduce Framework for Windows Azure

Last year I posted about a project to build a Map-Reduce-like Windows Azure High-Scale compute...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/17/2011

BizSpark Startups: Get 90-days of free training from Pluralsight

Wow, great new offer for BizSpark Startups from Pluralsight… Pluralsight provides high-quality...

Author: Brian Johnson MS Date: 05/17/2011

SQL Azure Federations-Product Evaluation Program

As most of  you know the maximum size of a SQL Azure database is currently set at 50 GB. ...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/13/2011

Run Your Business on Lync: New Videos Available

If you are running an office and not taking advantage of the latest in communications technology you...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/12/2011

Get $250 for Completing your FIRST Windows Azure Application

If you are a software company that has a Windows Azure application that you have recently put into...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/12/2011

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Demo Virtual Machine Available

Following the recent release of the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/10/2011

Windows Azure ISV Business Economics Package Available

The Windows Azure ISV Business Economics Package  will provide you with case studies, reports,...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/10/2011

Succeeding with SaaS Webinar Series: Navigating the Business Changes for ISVs Moving to the Cloud-Session 1

This webinar series is designed for traditional on-premises ISVs navigating the internal business...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/10/2011

Top 10 Reasons why Architects and Developers Should Care about Cloud Computing

Hanu Kommalapati has just published this article in the Enterprise System Journal.  Hanu is a...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/10/2011

GigaOM: You’ll Never Guess Which Mobile OS Has Highest Ad Click Rate

Well, I’m posting a link, so that might give it away. I mentioned in my Facebook post of the link...

Author: Brian Johnson MS Date: 05/10/2011

Microsoft Acquires Skype!

This morning, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition of Skype, the leading Internet communications...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/10/2011

SQL Azure Diagnostics Tool

Want to learn more about your implementation of SQL Azure?  This tool can help you troubleshoot...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/09/2011

Play Rock Paper Azure Today!

  Take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge! Get your 30 Day Pass We're offering a Windows Azure...

Author: Wzack Date: 05/09/2011

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