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June 2012 Entries

256 Windows Azure Worker Roles, Windows Kinect and a 90's Text-Based Ray-Tracer
For a couple of years I have been demoing a simple render farm hosted in Windows Azure using worker roles and the Azure Storage service. At the start of the presentation I deploy an Azure application that uses 16 worker roles to render a 1,500 frame 3D ray-traced animation. At the end of the presentation, when the animation was complete, I would play the animation delete the Azure deployment. The standing joke with the audience was that it was that it was a “$2 demo”, as the compute charges for running ......

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2012 9:30 AM | Comments (2) |

Meet Windows Azure Sweden & SWAG Sommeravslutning
The Meet Windows Azure event last week saw some great announcements about the current and future developments on the Windows Azure platform. Microsoft Sweden will be hosting an event at their offices that will run through these releases and demo some of the new technologies. It will be a great chance to see the new capabilities in action, and chat to Microsoft Evangelists, MVPs and other developers about the future of the platform. This will also be the last Sweden Windows Azure Group (SWAG) meeting ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:58 AM | Comments (0) |

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