If you look at how the applications are being judged there is one section that not many applicants have picked up on, this is the part of Cloud Integration.
Around my blog you will find many Useful Resources for Windows Azure Development, if you want to get a jump in the competition with a minimal amount of lead time [remember there is only 6 weeks left] I would look to the cloud to bring your application into the forefront.
Getting Started with Windows Azure
To begin your application you can use the Windows Azure SDK & Tools to provide a local development environment by leveraging both the Compute Emulator and Storage Emulator. These two tools give you the ability to Develop and Test your Application with an Environment similar to the Windows Azure Production Platform.
Once you’ve got your application going and tested locally it’s time to take to the Cloud. To do this Microsoft has made available Windows Azure Pass Tokens which gives you a free month on Windows Azure without the need for a credit card.
If you’re a Software Developer in the Greater Toronto Area, and haven’t yet checked out Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform, Windows Azure, there is no excuse not to join me at AzureFest. Your Future is in the Clouds…
This is our Second Installment of AzureFest (Hosted by ObjectSharp and Microsoft Canada) it is an event that is targeted towards getting you past the potential hurtles and trying out Windows Azure for your very first time.
We’ll explain how the Pricing Model works for Windows Azure, Walk you through the Registration Process and Walk you through your First Windows Azure Deployment.
When is AzureFest?
For your convenience there are two dates! The same content will be presented at both events so you only need to attend one.
While I was at MVP Summit 2011, I was invited to join Steve Marx and Wade Wegner on my favourite Channel 9 Program – Cloud Cover Show. The show featured Corey Sanders from the Windows Azure Fabric Controller Team, he talks about his role in the Windows Azure VMRole.
It was great to be able to provide the tip of the week, which I chose to highlight Microsoft Research Project – [Windows] Azure Throughput Analyzer.
The [Windows] Azure Throughput Analyzer is a tool that can be used to test the performance of transactions to Windows Azure Storage Services from your On-Premise Application.
Enjoy the Show…
Do you want to Develop on Windows Azure without a Credit Card? The Cloud Cover Show now gives you the ability to do so, head over to Windows Azure Pass and use the promo-code: cloudcover