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Clint Edmonson Non-trivial matters of interest to software architects and other like minded geeks. September 2012 Entries
Windows Azure Virtual Machine Test Drive Kit
The public preview of hosted Virtual Machines in Windows Azure is now available to the general public. This platform preview enables you to evaluate our new IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you have registered for the 90 Day Free Trial and created a new account, you can access the preview directly at this link: https://account.windowsazur... If you’ve been to any of my presentations lately, you’ll know that I’m fired up about these new offerings. As I’ve worked ......

Posted On Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:36 PM

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

Updated Windows Azure Reference Architecture
Since publishing my Windows Azure Cookbook series, I’ve received a number of requests to update the reference architecture diagram for the platform to include the features in the June release. Here my latest version of the diagram. (Click on it to get a larger version suitable for printing.) Get started with Windows Azure today ......

Posted On Monday, September 10, 2012 11:58 AM

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