Monthly Archives: August 2011

Networking Is An Investment In Your Career

Back when I was a developer, coding all day (and sometimes all night), the idea of networking could not be further from my mind. I wasn’t thinking about making people aware of my professional “brand”, nor was I thinking of

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When It Comes to Cloud, First Things First – Strategy and Training

By now you may have been told, through advertisements, videos, presentations, etc, that developing for the Cloud, specifically, Windows Azure, is simple if you are already doing any kind of .NET development – your team would be able to leverage

Posted in Cloud, Development Managers, Windows Azure

AlignIT Manager Tech Talk: Episode 1 – Security in the Age of Social media

Technology is constantly changing. A few years ago, social media was used by a small select few and cloud computing was on the distant horizon. IT departments had enough to worry when it came to security with firewall breaches, phishing

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What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure – Ortsbo

I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. The mission: To share how Canadian developers are using Windows Azure to

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Delivering A New Kind of Business Value Using The Cloud

In a recent interview, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Developer Division, Scott Guthrie talked about how Cloud computing with Windows Azure means that your developers can deliver a new kind of value to your business. He highlighted a few key points

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Your SaaS Applications and the Windows Azure Marketplace

There has been lots of buzz about the Windows Azure Marketplace since the announcements at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles that the Windows Azure Marketplace has been expanded to feature and sell not only data subscriptions, but application

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Posted in ISVs and Start Ups, Windows Azure

What’s In the Cloud: Canada Does Windows Azure – Code of War

I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. The mission: To share how Canadian developers are using Windows Azure to

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What a (Windows Azure) Day! Tools and Training Kit Updates

Wow! This was quite a Windows Azure Wednesday! First the Windows Azure Code Gallery, and now, just released, brand new Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio and updates to the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit. Browse the code gallery >>Download

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Learn Windows Azure Through Code

Depending on how you go about learning or finding solutions to problems you encounter, books, presentations, and online articles/blogs may not do it for you. Another way to learn is through code samples – snippets of specific functionality or even

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