New Windows Azure Tools (July 2009)

 Jul 21st, 2009 

After releasing the pricing scheme and the business model, Microsoft announced a new set of tools for Windows Azure. Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 to enable the creation, building, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. The […]

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Azure Pricing Revealed

 Jul 14th, 2009 

Today, at PDC, Microsoft announced the pricing for Windows Azure, SQL Services and .NET Services. The business model is the one described in the table below: Windows Azure SQL Azure .NET Services Compute: $0.12/hour Web Edition (up to 1 GB relational database): $9.99 Messages @ $0.15/100K message operations , including Service Bus messages and Access […]

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Software + Services. A Modern Approach. Part 2

 May 18th, 2009 

Part 2 – The idea < Part 1 (Intro) Contents: A little more Live Mesh (CTP) The Actors The Modern Approach 1. A little more Live Mesh (CTP) Today, online and offline tend to be two different approaches for building software. Most software companies offer either online or offline versions of their software. If they […]

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Software + Services. A Modern Approach. Part 1

 Apr 20th, 2009 

Part 1 – Intro Part 2 (The Idea) > Contents: What is Software + Services Azure Services Platform Live Mesh 1. What is Software + Services Over the past decade, the world we live in has been transformed by the Web. More and more people gain Internet access, services become more accessible  and the experience […]

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New Windows Azure Features (March 2009)

 Mar 19th, 2009 

Now that Mix09 is talking place we have a lot of nice announcements from Microsoft. I want to focus this post on the new Azure features, SDK and Visual Studio Tools that have been released a few hours ago. For those who don’t know, Windows Azure is the Microsoft’s cloud operating system. It is an […]

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Learn About Azure Services Platform

 Feb 12th, 2009 

Microsoft provides two ways of learning about Azure Services: 1. Azure Services Traning Kit The Azure Services Training Kit which includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Azure Services Platform. The February release includes the following updates: 19 […]

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Windows Azure Application Architecture

 Jan 10th, 2009 

Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers. A service hosted in the Windows Azure fabric […]

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Microsoft Patent no. 20080319910

 Dec 31st, 2008 

Metered Pay-As-You-Go Computing Experience A computer with scalable performance level components and selectable software and service options has a user interface that allows individual performance levels to be selected. The scalable performance level components may include a processor, memory, graphics controller, etc. Software and services may include word processing, email, browsing, database access, etc. To […]

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