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Windows Azure poster November 2013 edition

A lot has happened since I published the original version of my Windows Azure poster in June 2012. It is time to update.… more »

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State of ASP.NET part 3: Modern tooling

With the the modern web leaping ahead, Visual Studio has looked like a clumsy and enterprisey toolkit… but its getting leaner and faster.… more »

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State of ASP.NET part 2: One ASP.NET

ASP.NET has expanded into multiple code frameworks, including Web Forms, MVC and Web API. First these siblings grew apart, and now they’re coming… more »

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State of ASP.NET part 1: Leaving the parents

ASP.NET is working hard to loosen its connections to both Visual Studio and .NET Framework releases in general. What does this mean to… more »

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Bing as a service: Bringing real world into applications

Microsoft is pushing Bing as a background platform for many of its products, including Windows 8.1. But after Build, Bing is also a… more »

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Approaching Build: What is the “Blue” wave?

This week will be quite a barrage of Microsoft-related information. TechEd Europe kicks off tomorrow in Madrid, and the Build conference will get… more »

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WebMatrix 3 is the free site editor for Azure

On May 1st, Microsoft officially launched WebMatrix 3. As with so many other Microsoft products, the third version is the one worth serious… more »

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Windows Azure Active Directory: Microsoft’s stab at cloud identity

Cloud-driven identity is the evolutionary next step from the dichotomy of traditional enterprise directories and application-level user information stores. But as such, it… more »

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Entity Framework – a sorry history, new release 5.0 and future openness

During the quiet days of July, Microsoft announced it would be moving to an “open development model” with Entity Framework. Given these news… more »

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Migrating web applications to Windows Azure

As Windows Azure pushes towards offering a full set of infrastructure as a service features, it becomes increasingly lucrative as a hosting platform… more »