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Windows Azure Platform Roadmap from Microsoft UK TechDays May 23rd and 24th
Several attendees asked me to share the roadmap slide from the developer track at Tech.Days 2011 this week. This is my summary as of May 23rd 2011. Beta Extra Small compute instance Windows Azure VM Role CTP Windows Azure Connect Windows Azure Traffic Manager SQL Azure OData Service (labs) SQL Azure Reporting (Limited CTP) SQL Azure Data Sync (labs) AppFabric Service Bus enhancements (labs) Announced SQL Azure Backup and Restore SQL Azure Federations SQL Azure codename “Austin” AppFabric Developer ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:04 PM

Slides for Windows Azure Developer Track on Monday 23rd
This is a placeholder for the folks who attended the Microsoft UK tech days developer track on the Windows Azure Platform and asked me to share my decks asap. I will create a much more detailed posting once both days are done. Download decks: New Old or Pink – it is all good Windows Azure Platform Roadmap The main links from the day are: Connect with my team if you are an ISV (or similar) in the UK – (Including our blog, LinkedIn group and Microsoft Platform Ready assistance ......

Posted On Monday, May 23, 2011 8:55 PM

Windows Azure Platform announcements from TechEd Atlanta May 2011
This week was TechEd in Atlanta and an opportunity for the Windows Azure Platform product groups to make some announcements on new and future technologies and services. I’m collating them over on my team blog – check them out: Windows Azure Platform announcements from TechEd Atlanta May 2011 ......

Posted On Friday, May 20, 2011 9:51 AM

Microsoft UK TechDays 2011 less than one week off
It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted about TechDays. Today I completed the final review of all the decks for the Windows Azure developer tracks for Monday and Tuesday. All except for the keynote (always troublesome) and the roadmap session (equally troublesome) are now final – which gives me a warm and likely misplaced feeling that we are in good shape. Yesterday we had the T-1 week meeting in which everyone was smiling. Good stuff. In my case, it was also my first experience of using ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:07 PM

Lean Startup 101 for Developers
Abby is a fellow evangelist at Microsoft with a specific focus on working with startups in the USA. Abby has some great insights into how to be a successful startup. Now my team in the UK are focused primarily on ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) but it turns out that a pretty high percentage of startups are … you guessed it… ISVs. If you happen to be an ISV and a startup in the UK, then I would definitely recommend you spend 13 minutes with the following: Lean Startup 101 for Developers Lean Startup ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 3:52 PM

Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Sessions in Birmingham Manchester Dublin London in May and June
My colleague Giles is speaking at a series of breakfast meetings on Using Tooling to drive Agility across the Development Lifecycle. This session is one of several during an 8:40 to 10:30 “elongated” breakfast :-). The sessions are free and hopefully one is taking place near you: Birmingham, 11 May, Regus, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB Manchester, 13 May, Regus, Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5AN Dublin, 22 June, SQS offices London, 30 June, 7-11 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AF Giles ......

Posted On Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:10 PM

UK Windows Azure Bootcamp Resources – and say hi if you are attending 4th May.
Tomorrow (Wednesday 4th May 2011) I’m lab proctoring at the first of the Windows Azure Bootcamps taking place over the next month. Steve has created these Bootcamps to enable developers to get hands on experience of much of the Windows Azure Platform in a half day. If you are a follower of this blog then you are likely working for a UK ISV. If you also happen to be attending on the 4th then please say hi when you see me. Hopefully you are attending one of the labs (there is still spaces) but if you ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 1:58 PM

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