Cloud Computing


Spotlight: Vishwas Lele on Getting Started with Azure Development

Lele shares his take on Azure development and how other .NET devs might want to get started.

Azure Performance Tips, Part 1: Prepping and Testing the Local Development Machine

In this multi-part series, Joseph Fultz will walk you through exactly what you need to know to make sure your Azure deployment performs optimally. First up, the steps you need to take on your local development machine.

Windows Azure Goes Coast-To-Coast

The new datacenters currently support Azure Compute and Storage services.

Top Tips for Migrating Your Applications to the Azure Cloud

From architecture to security to database compatibility, here's what you need to know to make your Azure cloud migration a success.

Microsoft, the MVP Summit and the New Normal

The MVP Summit, from which I've just returned, is a very important event.

Live from Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft Announces Cloud Build, Previews Visual Studio 11 Features

Microsoft today unveiled a new cloud-based build service for its upcoming hosted Team Foundation Service.

PCL & Azure How-To: Using Portable Class Libraries and AppFabric Service Bus To Create a Continuous Client

Here's how to build a simple continuous client application that spans multiple devices using the cloud (Azure) to handle communication between the devices.

Windows Cloud: Choosing Between Windows Azure and SQL Azure Table Storage

Both are equally good cloud storage mechanisms -- here's the pros and cons of each so you can make the best decision for your projects.

Microsoft Releases Embedded Version of Windows 8 for CTP

The embedded version is specially designed to support handheld devices for industrial use, electronic signs and kiosks, among other mobile device uses.

Under the Hood With SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

SQL Server Hits Release Milestone

"General availability" for SQL Server 2012 is scheduled for April 1.

The Survival of Microsoft's Fittest

A certain Darwinian evolution is taking place at Microsoft. Some product species are more fit, with better chances for survival. You can understand and work with Microsoft's changes, rather than being passively impacted by them.

Microsoft Upgrades SQL Azure and Office 365

Microsoft tweaks several cloud-based offerings, lowering prices and upgrading storage and support.

Selling Data in the Windows Azure Marketplace

Learn how to publish data in the Windows Azure Marketplace for a monthly income with just a few hours effort.

Big Data and SQL Server: Disruption or Harmony?

By responding to potential threats with thoughtfulness, and a zeal to add value, SQL and Big Data could be big business for Redmond.

Microsoft Calls on the Amazon Cloud

An open source SDK for developing Windows Phone applications that connect to Amazon Web Services reached beta earlier this month.

Amazon Scales Up and Out with New 'DynamoDB' Service

DynamoDB, based on NoSQL, uses solid-state drives to increase speed.

SQL Server Data Tools: a Model Toolset

Using SSDT means we don't just shout orders at the database; instead, we plan what we're going to say.

New Deal Allows SQL to Run in Amazon Cloud

Microsoft and Amazon have agreed on a deal that will allow cheap use of Amazon's cloud resources for SQL Server 2012, formerly code-named "Denali."

Free Databases in the Window Azure Marketplace

The Windows Azure Marketplace has a hidden jewel: a host of free and nearly free databases ready for monetization.

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