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Django now available on Windows Azure

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 04/19/2013

Eight Reasons C# is the Best Language for Mobile Development

The statisticians behind the Popularity of Programming Languages (PYPL) index have named C# the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/04/2013

Series of Posts on Azure Security

My colleague Bruce Kyle has put together a view into how you can secure your application in Windows...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 03/15/2012

Just Released: Windows Phone 7 Guidance – patterns & practices

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: A case study for Building...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 02/22/2012

Openness Update for Windows Azure

What an exiting release it is! The December release of Windows Azure brings many cool new features...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/15/2011

Windows Azure 12/12/11 Announcement

Earlier yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of updates and improvements to Windows Azure that...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/13/2011

Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Read the announcement here. For years the Enterprise Library application blocks have helped...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/13/2011

Improved Developer Experience, Interoperability, and Scalability on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure team has announced multiple updates to Windows Azure that improve ease of use,...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/13/2011

Silverlight 5 Released

Silverlight 5 has been released. Silverlight 5 adds a ton of new features over what we had with...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/13/2011

Learn Windows Azure Event

Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/13/2011

Updated Windows Azure SDK & Windows Azure HPC Scheduler SDK Available

You can read the official Windows Azure Blog post for full details. we are simplifying the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 11/15/2011

Kinect for Windows Is Live

The new website is now live: http://www.kinectforwindows.org

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 11/05/2011

Windows Phone Mango Silverlight developer toolkit released

The Silverlight toolkit for Windows Phone’s Mango update has been released. You can download the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/18/2011

Windows 8 Engineering Team Launches ‘B8’ Blog

Microsoft’s Windows Engineering Team recently created this blog post to keep you updated on Windows...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/18/2011

Hadoop Connectors Coming for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse

SQL Server team blog posted about Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans. In...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/18/2011

How to Deploy Web Roles Quick & Easy

Creating a new role has two stages: 1. Create a new VM with Windows Server 2008 installed 2. Install...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/01/2011

C9::GoingNative

C9::GoingNative is a monthly show on Channel 9 focused on native development with an emphasis on...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/30/2011

Clean Project - Cleans Visual Studio Solutions For Uploading or Email

How many times have you wanted to send a project to a friend or upload it to a web site like MSDN...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/30/2011

Mango for Developers is Here

Today, developers enrolled via the Windows Phone App Hub or DreamSpark members can get “Mango” on...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Inbound Data Now Free on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure team has announced change in pricing for the Windows Azure platform that will...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Service Pack 1 for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010 Ships

SP1 contains all Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for 2010 that have already shipped. SP1 also...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Office 365 Launches Globally

On June 28, 2011, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft announced the availability of...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

Full post in the AppFabric team blog:...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Target Multiple GPU Architectures with New C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism

S Somasegar, Developer Division Senior Vice President, announced C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

HTML5 Features for Windows Phone ‘Mango’

Mobile Test Drive site has launched. It provides Windows Phone developers with the functionality you...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Second IE10 Platform Preview Available for Developers

The second IE10 platform preview for developers is now available. The same HTML5 engine seen in the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 07/02/2011

Kinect SDK Beta Released for Windows

Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) from Microsoft Research has been released today!...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/16/2011

Debugger Canvas – VS.NET 2010 Extension

Debugger Canvas is a new user experience for stepping through code in the debugger in Visual Studio...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/15/2011

Register For BUILD Conference

BUILD is a new event that shows modern hardware and software developers how to take advantage of the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/14/2011

Windows Azure SDK for PHP features Open Source Libraries

Windows Azure SDK for PHP version 3.0 has been released. This Open Source SDK gives PHP developers a...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/10/2011

Video Shows New Windows 8 Features

Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/07/2011

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

A new toolkit helps you join Windows Phone applications with Windows Azure.Windows Azure Toolkit for...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 03/25/2011

Visual Studio 2010 SP1

It’s here! VS 2010 SP1 and TFS 2010 SP1 have shipped and that the Team Foundation Server Project...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 03/12/2011

Attack Surface Analyzer BETA

Microsoft has released Attack Surface Analyzer. It is a Software Development Lifecycle verification...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/29/2011

.NET Framework 4 availability on Server Core

.NET Framework 4 will be supported as a Server Core installation option on Windows Server 2008 R2...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/29/2011

Developing and Moving Applications to the Cloud-Azure Labs

There are 2 new series of Hand-On-Labs related to Windows Azure. The first, Moving Application to...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/15/2011

Microsoft WebMatrix

WebMatrix is a brand new web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/15/2011

Silverlight Firestarter Labs

The Silverlight Firestarter is a one day, global, live streamed and on-demand event keynoted by...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 01/15/2011

Beta of First Service Pack for Visual Studio 2010 Arrives

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta is now ready for download to MSDN subscribers. Jason Zander,...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/20/2010

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit December Update Available for Download

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

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/20/2010

Native Extensions for Microsoft Silverlight

What is NESL ? A set of libraries for Silverlight developers that allow them to access some really...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 12/04/2010

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 – Free EBook

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was written with three audiences in mind: Part I is for...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 11/12/2010

SQL Azure Announcements In PDC10

From SQL Azure blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/10/28/10081543.aspx Number of...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 10/31/2010

Complete List Of All The PDC 2010 Windows Azure Announcements

New announcements about Windows Azure at PDC 10. Read the full post at Windows Azure blog:...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 10/31/2010

TFS on Windows Azure at the PDC10

Hosting of ALM in the cloud as software as a service is gradually becoming more and more...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 10/29/2010

Watch PDC10, Live from the Redmond Campus, October 28 and 29

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is sold out, but you can still...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 10/27/2010

IE9 Beta Is Here

You can now download the beta bits (English) and view some applications using HTML5 and advancements...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 09/15/2010

Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta Was Released

The beta of Visual Studio LightSwitch was released today. Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch gives...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/25/2010

SQL Azure Now Supports Database Copy

SQL Azure now supports Database copy. This update is part of SQL Azure Service Update 4. Also, this...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 08/25/2010

Windows Azure Training Kit Updated for Visual Studio 2010

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit has been updated. The kit includes a comprehensive set of...

Author: Maor David-Pur Date: 06/08/2010

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