Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator* in the company’s history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure. The program will take place at the Microsoft Israel Research and Development Center, and is a part of the Israel R&D Center’s outreach program Think Next as well as the Microsoft BizSpark program for startups.
The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure.
We recently embarked on a proof of concept project to create a line of business web application using some of the latest technologies such as Windows Azure and HTML5 and see if we could combine these technologies with great design to produce an awesome experience for the end user. You can see the application itself, MicroFinance, at our web site at http://labs.mandogroup.com.
Microsoft and its Windows Azure Cloud has created a really usefull tool to evaluate how will cost a Cloud :
With that calculator, you will be able to create your own pricing regarding your requests with so many possible parameters !
Let’s have a look !
I just wanted to summarize the essence and show some code on how to send email from Azure code via Exchange Online web services if you have an Exchange Online email subscription.
The last few posts I’ve talked a LOT about configuring diagnostics. Much of that comes not because I love pretty graphs, but because I end up working with customers who are troubleshooting problems with applications running on Windows Azure.
Here is MY list of recommendations to help things run a little smoother:
While writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azureapplication.
Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices:
- Running on the Operating System
- Getting the latest security patches