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I’ve been developing delivering training courses in the Azure technologies and services since 2010. During that time we have seen Azure evolve rapidly, with the addition new services and continued evolution of existing services. Currently there are over 40 services available in production, if you count the services in preview the total is over 50. Developing ......

I’ve just published a new version of the CloudCasts website at www.cloudcasts.net. I published the first version in May 2009, and at the time it was running in a single web role instance on my PDC08 Azure trial account. To give you an idea of how much the Azure technologies have moved on since then, this is what the portal looked like when I was deploying ......

Sweden Azure Group (SWAG) has the privilege of welcoming Michele Laroux Bustamente and Maartin Balliauw to present sessions at our meeting this Thursday. Michele and Maartin are two of the world’s leading experts in Cloud Computing and Azure, and will be taking time out from their busy schedules to share their ideas with us, and answer any questions. ......

For the past few months I have been working on a Windows Azure Storage In-Depth course for Pluralsight. The course is now live, and available on their site. The content is as follows: Introduction Windows Azure Storage Accounts Storage Account Management & Monitoring Windows Azure Storage Client Library Windows Azure Storage Queues Windows Azure ......

For the past few months I have been working on a pet project to integrate a 3D car racing game with back-end services hosted in Windows Azure. It has been a really fun project to work on, and has been a great learning experience for using Azure services for game services and telemetry processing, but also getting a look at the world of game development, ......

The CloudBurst conference kicked off in Sweden today with sessions from Mark Brown, Magnus Mårtensson, Mike Martin, Maarten Balliauw, Scott Klein and Andy Cross. It was great to see such a good line up of presenters and some excellent sessions. Just like last year we had a packed room with many developers returning after last years event, and all sessions ......

After months of planning today is the day we go public with CloudBurst 2013. We are following on from CloudBurst 2012 with two full days of presentations from community and industry leaders. Magnus and I decided to run CloudBurst 2013 the day after CloudBurst 2012. Last year’s event saw some excellent presentations and great enthusiasm from the attendees. ......

Jesper Zachrisson, Magnus Mårtensson and I will be presenting a semiar at Active Solution on Wednesday 28th September 11:30 – 12:45. “Active Solution har satsat hårt inom molnet i allmänhet och Windows Azure i synnerhet. Olika typer av mer allmänna molntjänster som exempelvis mail är idag ett vanligt inslag hos de flesta företag. Active Solution använder ......

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2013 has been a hectic year for conference presentations so far, NDC in Oslo has been the 6th conference I have attended, and my session there was my 11th conference presentation this year. I have been meaning to make the short trip over from Stockholm to NDC for a few years, and this was the first time I made it. I have heard a lot of great things ......

Yesterday the attendees of the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp took part in a Global Render Lab that was built on the Windows Azure platform. The lab was adapted from a simple demo I wrote in 2010, and then adapted for a lab that I use on my Windows Azure training courses. The lab allowed attendees from events all over the globe to participate and compete ......

I’m just putting the finishing touches on the Global Render Lab for the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp. The lab will allow bootcamp attendees around the world to join together to create a render farm in Windows Azure that will render 3D ray-traced animations created using depth data from Kinect controllers. There is a webcast with an overview of the ......

In the third of the series looking at website authentication with social identity providers I’ll focus on deploying the relying party application to a Windows Azure Website. This will require making some configuration changes in the management console in ACS, and the web.config file, and also changing the way that session cookies are created The other ......

This is the second in a series of articles looking at using Windows Azure Active Directory Access Control (formally Windows Azure Access Control Service), to integrate the authentication services provided by social identity providers to authenticate users with a website. This walkthrough will continue on directly from Website Authentication with Social ......

A couple of weeks ago I was on the road, presenting at SDC in Gothenburg, TechDays in Finland and TechDays in The Netherlands. I delivered five sessions, the “Grid Computing with 256 Windows Azure Worker Roles & Kinect” at all three events, and also two new sessions, “Migrate an On-Premise Application to the Cloud in 60 Minutes” and “Web Site Authentication ......

This article is the first in a series of three articles looking at using the Windows Azure Access Control Service to implement web site authentication using social identity providers. It will show how Microsoft, Yahoo and Google accounts can be used to authenticate users using their social identities and login credentials rather than requiring them ......

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