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Windows Azure IT Roadshow Lab I

This lab was created for the Windows Azure IT Roadshow in Florida (first session). It covers the basics of creating a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine, a SQL Server 2012 virtual machine and a SQL Database. Some of the steps will help you configure the firewalls properly and show you how to stripe two blobs for increased performance. Sign-up for 90-day trial If you haven’t done so, open a 90-trial account now. The rest of this lab requires you to have an Azure subscription. Note: You will need ......

Azure Roadshow for IT Pros in Florida

Hi – this is HUGE!!! Microsoft (Blain Barton) is planning a roadshow in Florida starting in March 2013 until June 2013. We will visit many cities (twice), so if you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time! Space is running short already! I will be one of the presenters at most of the locations, along with Adnan Cartwright, MVP, (http://www.fisg.us/). We will talk IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in Microsoft Azure, so don’t miss out! Here are some key links for you: http://aka.ms/blainbarton http://aka.ms/msproducts ......

Ready for .NET Code Camp in South Florida?

Here we go again! South Florida Code Camp is about to start tomorrow, Saturday Feb 9 2013, at NOVA University in Fort Lauderdale. I have seen this event grow every year; over 900 people were registered last year. It’s a HUGE event for the Microsoft developer community in South Florida. You can still register here: http://www.fladotnet.com/co... If you look at the Agenda you will see some really interesting speakers and topics. I would like to specially give a shout-out at some of the new speakers ......

Blue Syntax to present at The Future of Healthcare Forum

If you are in South Florida on September 5th 2012, do not miss The Future of Healthcare Forum, organized by AAJ Technologies (http://www.aajtech.com) and Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com). I will have the pleasure to present on the topic of Microsoft Azure and health information. Herve Roggero, SQL Azure MVP and Managing Partner, Blue Syntax Topic Description: Business benefits of cloud computing with the Azure platform and a discussion on how to handle protected health information in the cloud. ......

Azure Florida Association Meeting: Metro Applications and the Cloud

Meeting #5: Metro Applications and the Cloud, with Paul Beaton, on September 18th 2012 at 7PM US Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5). Please join us on Tuesday September 18th at 7PM ET to hear Paul teach us about Metro Applications and the Cloud. REGISTER HERE: https://www3.gotomeeting.co... Paul (@pauljbeaton) is a 12 year veteran in the software industry. He is currently a consultant the Florida Mobility Lead for Sogeti, USA. His entire professional career has been on the Microsoft development ......

Azure Florida Association: New user group announcement

I am proud to announce the creation of a new virtual user group: the Azure Florida Association. The missiong of this group is to bring national and internaional speakers to the forefront of the Florida Azure community. Speakers include Microsoft employees, MVPs and senior developers that use the Azure platform extensively. How to learn about meetings and the group Go to http://www.linkedin.com/gro... First Meeting Announcement Date: January 25 2012 @4PM ET Topic: Demystifying SQL Azure ......

WAPA: Microsoft in a Box

If you were listening to the waves generated by Microsoft at its Worldwide Partner Conference you probably realized that the announcement of offering Windows Azure in a box (a big, big box) is an interesting move. WAPA, or Windows Azure Platform Appliance, is the latest announcement of Microsoft's cloud offering. It basically consists of the complete Azure offering in chunks of expandable mini data centers (hundreds or thousands of servers at a time). So while that's not for your personal home computing ......

Designing an application to work with SQL Azure

Using SQL Azure for your applications is relatively straightforward. All you need is... a connection string... and since SQL Azure uses TDS as its underlying communication protocol, just like SQL Server, it may seem natural that you don't need to change much in your application design approach when connecting a SQL Azure database. However, this may not necessarily be true. SQL Azure was designed for ease of deployment and scalability; and as such you may need to take certain things into consideration ......

SQL Saturday in Tampa - January 23rd

Just in case you are around... please come to the SQL Saturday in Tampa, FL on Saturday January 23rd. I will be there!!! And many other SQL Server speakers. Visit http://www.sqlsaturday.com/32/eventhome.aspx for more information...

Many topics will be covered including SSIS, ELT, Powershell, SQL Azure,  CTEs, Dashboards, Service Broker and many more!

 

Cloud Computing, Agile Development and Infrastructure

A few weeks ago I was part of a meeting that outlined some of the challenges that Agile development was inducing on an existing corporate infrastructure. And Cloud Computing became a possible solution to the fast pace changes required by Agile development initiatives. Agile projects tend to be short in nature, with fewer documentation and evolving requirements. From a project management standpoint, development cycles are divided in Sprints, which can be a couple of weeks long in certain cases. The ......

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