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Reminder that this blog has moved and check out
Just a gentle reminder that this blog has moved to http://ericnelson.wordpress... (as I still get folks contacting me via here) and a shout out for a great initiative (probably!) I’m pulling together to offer six weeks of FREE technical and commercial help to UK companies to explore the Windows Azure Platform starting in Jan 2012. Check out http://www.sixweeksofazure.... ......

Posted On Friday, November 4, 2011 9:21 AM

This blog is moving to
Apologies in advance for any problems caused as I move over to http://ericnelson.wordpress... over the next few days. I will blog again on here when the move is fully complete. I have had a superb time on which I moved to back in January 2009 – but it doesn’t quite match what I am after in a blogging platform right now where as broadly does. This will be my second change of platform in 7 years – it was back in July 2004 I created my first technology blog over ......

Posted On Friday, August 26, 2011 1:35 PM

Giving feedback on SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 and SQL Azure
SQL Server “Denali” is at CTP3 – and would therefore very much welcome feedback. SQL Azure continues an aggressive cycle of release - and would therefore very much welcome feedback. Which is why we have A great place to give feedback and to to see what others care about. For SQL Azure (and the Windows Azure Platform in general) we also have http://www.mygreatwindowsaz... Thanks in advance… ......

Posted On Monday, August 22, 2011 4:14 PM

Deciding on Windows Azure – much more than just a technical decision
This post on the Windows Azure blog caught my eye as a) it includes UK early adopter eTVMedia and b) its an interesting look at the wider picture of adopting Windows Azure – including coming up with the business strategy and transitioning a traditional company to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). It touches on: organizational structure: Looking at the trend to create new entities to pursue SaaS packaging and pricing: A SaaS app does not necessarily mean a move away from upfront billing changing from ......

Posted On Monday, August 22, 2011 12:36 PM

Upcoming FREE UK events and training in March for the Windows Azure Platform
I just summarised them on my team blog. Definitely worth checking out as there is a good mix to choose from! March 31st should be the best of the best (IMVHO) ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:00 AM

FREE One Day Windows Azure Discovery Workshops for product authors – first is September 12th
In September we will start to deliver monthly workshops on the Windows Azure Platform to help Microsoft partners who are developing software products and services and would like to explore the relevance and opportunities presented by the Windows Azure Platform for Cloud Computing. Overview: The workshops are designed to help partners such as yourself understand what the Windows Azure Platform is, how it is being used today, what resources are available and to drill into the individual technologies ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:23 AM

Windows Azure MSDN How To tips in one place…
With thanks to Wriju for doing the work to pull these together. How to: Build a Windows Azure Application How to Configure Virtual Machine Sizes How to Configure Connection Strings How to Configure Operating System Versions How to Configure Local Storage Resources How to Create a Certificate for a Role How to Create a Remote Desktop Protocol File How to Define Environment Variables Before a Role Starts How to Define Input Endpoints for a Role How to Define Internal Endpoints for a Role How to Define ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:17 PM

The super-slidy Windows Azure Pricing Calculator
In early 2010 I “complained” about the way we were explaining the Windows Azure Platform on our web site and pointed at a (IMHO) much better way of doing it by one of our competitors. A lot has changed since early 2010 and we now have some great resources – one of the best being “the super-slidy Windows Azure Pricing Calculator”. It comes highly recommended Check out P.S. and well done to the folks who created it! Related Links Sign up to ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2011 5:07 PM

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Bindi forwarded on this picture of me “talking Azure” at the Biztalk event we held in London on the 25th of March. Made me chuckle :) David and I had a great time with the afternoon session – which ended up pretty much a two hour Q&A. Related Links: Tell us what you are doing (or plan to do) with Windows Azure on the Microsoft Platform Ready site and in return get free technical help and more ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:13 PM

Q&A: LinkedIn questions on the Windows Azure Platform answered
Over on the LinkedIn group I asked “What is the one question you would most like answering about "the cloud" and/or the Windows Azure Platform? Bit of fun - but also an important topic for any ISV thinking about their own product roadmap. What is the one question you would really like a detailed, no bullshit answer on?” You can read the LinkedIn discussion here. This was primarily about just testing out the LinkedIn discussions and to get people more used to the idea of using LinkedIn in that way. ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:46 PM

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