Get the Free Windows Azure platform trial

Official Windows Azure website says:

Try Windows Azure and SQL Azure for free with no obligations.

You can run an Extra Small Windows Azure instance free through September 30th, 2011 using the Windows Azure platform free trial. You also get a free 1GB SQL Azure database for the first 90 days of your trial.

Get it from Windows Azure website


Microsoft officially unveils Mango; Hundreds of improvements on the way – by Michael Stroh

This is a special day for us. We’ve mentioned the next major release of Windows Phone—codenamed Mango—at various conferences during the past few months and provided some brief peeks. Today we’re throwing the official welcome party. Read more…

TechEd 2011 OData app marketplace download stats as at May 13th

We released TechEd 2011 OData app on Apr 22nd and TechEd 2012 OData app on May 13th. We like to share the download stats.

Many thanks for checking out these apps. We are impressed that you were as enthusiastic as we are and hope that our apps helped spread the word for Tech.Ed 2011 conference.

See you at TechEd 2012 Europe!


Tech.Ed Europe 2012 will be in the summer timeframe, and you will need an app for it!

Mark Your Calendars TechEdEU2012

The next Tech·Ed Europe will be held the week of June 25, 2012 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in the historical and picturesque city of Amsterdam.

TechEd 2012 is a free handy app for attendees of Tech.Ed 2012 Europe to be held in Amsterdam. This app in now available for download in the marketplace.
As TechEd 2011 in Atlanta comes close, this app allows you to start browsing the curriculum for TechEd 2012 Europe
tech.ed2011 Helper marketplace

  1. Browse recently updated sessions by timeslots
  2. Browse all Speakers, Tags and Tracks available
  3. Browse filtered sessions by Session Type such as Breakout, Hands-on-labs
  4. Browse filtered sessions by Levels such as Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
  5. Browse filtered sessions by Speakers and Tracks such as Architecture, Windows Phone, etc
  6. Browse filtered sessions by Tags and Audience categories
  7. Manage/Save your favorite sessions lists on the app for easier access later
  8. View details of each session including schedules, speakers, tracks, level, tags

The app uses:
* phone’s internet connection
to access the TechEd 2012 Conference Session OData feeds.

Note: The OData feeds dates are yet to be updated the reflect the June 25-29 2012 dates.