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It’s that time of year again. Mark Saturday, April 27, 2019 on your calendars and register to attend a Global Azure Bootcamp event near you. As of this post, there are 119 confirmed locations hosting events worldwide. If you have an afternoon … Continue reading
During my evaluation of BizTalk Server 2013 and the ESB Toolkit 2.2, I ran into an issue running one of my favorite components, the ESB Management Portal. I followed the set of instructions for installing and configuring the portal which … Continue reading
Packt Publishing is pleased to announce a special eBook offer – “Stock your reader this Christmas!” During this celebration, you can buy two or more Packt eBook’s of your choice for just $5 | €4 | £3 | AUS$5 each. … Continue reading
I will be speaking at the Richmond Code Camp on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The event is taking place on the campus of University of Richmond and you can find all of the details for the event here. My presentation … Continue reading
Birmingham-based IT publisher Packt Publishing is about to publish its 1000th title. Packt books are renowned among developers for being uniquely practical and focused. Packt books cover highly specific tools and technologies which IT professionals might not expect to see … Continue reading
If you are writing anything more than a basic web service that is hosted on IIS, I highly recommend gaining a firm understanding of Windows Server AppFabric. The recently released Microsoft Windows Server AppFabric Cookbook is the perfect resource to kick-start the learning process for the uninitiated and act as the go-to reference guide for the experienced architect. Continue reading
Microsoft unveiled a major release of Windows Azure on Thursday, June 7 at the “Meet Windows Azure” event. Windows Azure has been out for quite some time, but some in the industry are describing this as Windows Azure 2.0. The amount of new functionality is really impressive and is the culmination of more than a year of work. If you were unable to attend, the full event was recorded which can be seen at http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/Conversations.
If you do not already have an account to access Windows Azure, you can sign up for a free 90-day preview at http://www.windowsazure.com/.
Once you obtain an account or if you already have a Windows Azure account, open up the Management Portal and select “Preview Portal” from the menu on the bottom of the page. This will allow you to toggle between the new portal and the current portal while the new features are fully enabled.
I’m still digging through the new features and digesting all the possibilities, but I really like what I see so far.
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