Migration and Deployment: Windows Azure as a PaaS (Part 11 of 19) by Harold Wong

When Windows Azure first released, it was only available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering.  The benefit of PaaS is that you (an organization, company, etc.) don’t have to worry about maintaining the server hardware or Operating System on which your application runs.  The service automatically handles that for you and it provides…

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The Windows 8 App Madness Challenge for Students

On Wednesday, the Windows 8 App Madness Challenge for Students was announced and has some pretty cool “prizes” The challenge is only for students who are a legal resident of the US and at least 18 years of age.  (For a full eligibility requirements, visit: https://aka.ms/AppMadnessOfferTerms). Participation is very simple, just create and have your…

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Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge

I know the majority of the folks who follow my blog are IT Professionals, but I also know there are some who are developers or who have kids in college that are aspiring developers.  For that reason, I am writing this post to inform people that Microsoft is holding a promotion to encourage students to…

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How to Create Windows 8 VHD for Boot to VHD using simple, easy to follow steps

I just finished holding a few Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 Installfests both with IT Pros in mind and with Developers in mind. Time and time again, I got asked the same questions around how to create the VHD that has the Windows 8 installation in it. There are quite a few blog posts…

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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (and Visual Studio 2012) hit major milestone today – They all RTM’d (Released To Manufacturing)!!!

I realize I’m much later than everyone else on the blogosphere in getting this post out today, but wanted to add to the pool! Yes, after much hard work from the respective Product Teams, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 have all Released To Manufacturing (RTM) today!!!  I am totally excited and…

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