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Alin Irimie

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Azure Cloud on Ulitzer Microsoft just released a tool to help you figure out how much money you can save by switching to Windows Azure from your on-premises solution. The tool will provide you with a customized estimate of potential cost savings you (or your company or organization) may achieve by building on the Windows Azure Platform. Upon completion of the TCO and ROI Calculator profile analysis, you will be presented with a detailed report which shows estimated line item costs for an accurate TCO and a 1 to 3 year ROI analysis for you or your company or organization. You should not interpret the analysis report you receive as a part of this process to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of any information presented in the report. You should not view the results of this report as a substitute for engag... (more)

When Are We Going To Have an SLA for Microsoft Azure?

Alin Irimie's Azure Blog After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I believe something is not right with with the way the information is presented to the public or with the overall Microsoft strategy. Let me explain. First of all, everybody is using nowadays “cloud” to describe anything that runs on the web. Cloud is the new buzzword, and Microsoft... (more)

Azure Developer Challenge

Today Microsoft announced the first Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge. Over the next two months, developers will have the opportunity to show off what they can do on the  Azure Services Platform There are a couple of surprise twists to this challenge.  The first twist is this contest will have three winners – best .NET application, a top PHP application, and one more we’ll talk about in just a bit.  For the .NET application category, you should build a .NET application running on Windows Azure using ASP.NET or Silverlight to incorporate additional Azure services such ... (more)

SQL Azure Migration Wizard

SQL Azure Migration Wizard helps you migrate your local SQL Server 2005 / 2008 databases into SQL Azure. The wizard walks you through the selection of your SQL objects, creates SQL scripts suitable for SQL Azure, and allows you to edit / deploy to SQL Azure. The SQL Azure Migration Wizard (SQLAzureMW) will let you identify a SQL Server 2005 / 2008 database that you want to migrate to SQL Azure or select an existing SQL file that has the commands you want to execute against SQL Azure. If your source is a SQL Server database, SQLAzureMW will walk you through the different object ... (more)

Windows Azure Service Management API

Microsoft released a preview of the Windows Azure Service Management API to help you manage your deployments, hosted services and storage accounts. This is a REST-based API which users can code against in their toolset of choice to manage their services. You can find the documentation (along with the rest of the Windows Azure documentation) here. This is a REST-based API which uses X509 client certificates for authentication. Users can upload any valid X509 certificate in .cer format to the Windows Azure developer portal and then use it as a client certificate when making API re... (more)