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Free Windows Store and Phone Developer Accounts for MSDN Subscribers
If you are a member/subscriber to any of the following programs you are eligible to receive one-time, 12-month Windows Store and Windows Phone developer accounts. Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Visual Studio Test Professional with MSDN Visual Studio Premium with MSDN Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN BizSpark On September 11, 2012 Microsoft announced that Windows Store is open to individual developers (Company only registration became available on August 1st). This means that eligible MSDN subscribers ......

Posted On Friday, September 21, 2012 2:16 PM

Announcing the New Windows Azure Web Sites Shared Scaling Tier
Windows Azure Web Sites has added a new pricing tier that will solve the #1 blocker for the web development community. The shared tier now supports custom domain names mapped to shared-instance web sites. This post will outline the plan changes and elaborate on how the new pricing model makes Windows Azure Web Sites an even richer option for web development shops of all sizes. Free Shared Reserved # of Sites 10 100 100 Egress 165MB/Day 5GB/Month Included 5GB/Month Included Storage 1GB 1GB 10GB Throttling ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:58 PM

Six0Run Scores Big with Windows Azure
What do you get when you cross a college basketball coach, a lawyer, and a software architect? In the case of local St. Louis startup Six0Run Software, you get a dynamic software development team focused on revolutionizing talent management in college athletics. I sat down with the team to learn more about the new software solution they launched on Windows Azure earlier this year. The Opportunity College athletics are big business in the United States. Specifically, the business of winning games ......

Posted On Friday, August 17, 2012 9:33 AM

Windows Azure Mobile Services Update
It has been less than four months since we introduced the first public preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time we have seen continual improvements to the service offering including: SDKs for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS app Auth using Microsoft Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter Push Notification support via WNS, MPNS and APNS Structured storage Deployments in East and West US datacenters What’s New We are continuing this great momentum and I’m happy to announce ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:07 AM

Feature Updates to the Windows Azure Portal
Lots of activity over at the Windows Azure portal this weekend, including some exciting new features and major improvements to existing features. Here are the highlights: Support for Managing Co-administrators Set up account co-administrators to allow others to share service management duties for each Azure subscription Import/Export support for SQL Databases Export existing SQL Azure databases to blob storage using SQL Server 2012’s BACPAC format. Create a new SQL Azure database from an existing ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:47 PM

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