Cloud Computing Conference 2009 – Overview of the Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform

Luis Martins, Architect Advisor from Microsoft Portugal Buzz Words Cloud Computing Cloud Services IaaS – Infrastructure as a Services PaaS – Platform as a Service Microsoft’s Strategy in this case is “Software + Services” that can be more prepared here http://www.davidchappell.com/blog/2008/06/what-is-software-services.html by David Chappell and in this whitepaper paper. Why do we need the Cloud Computing? Increase happiness by easing the IT problems Sample: Think about an Expense Reporting processing system in the Cloud Challenges Building Applications How can I handle peak loads? How do I provide high availability? What are the upfront investment capital needed? Platform Choices On-Premises Servers … Continue reading Cloud Computing Conference 2009 – Overview of the Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform

Cloud Computing Conference 2009 – Cloud – Revolution or a Natural Evolution

Professor Pedro Veiga from FCCN FCCN is shifting from Computing to Network computing like Grid Computing and Cloud Computing also Something like 100 servers and each with 8 to 10 cores each This will be announced to be available for another institutions Challenges Carbon footprint Deal with an heterogeneous world Oss Grid Computing Cloud Computing and other paradigms Security Very important when thinking about the cloud

Cloud Computing Conference 2009 – Cloud Identity

   Today and tomorrow it will take place in ISEP at Porto the first edition of Cloud Computing Conference organized by IPP and will have several international speakers since this is an International event, and the agenda is very interesting and has like Nat Sakimura NRI Japan and OpenID Foundation, that is an expert on Identity, as well as other companies that are in the cloud like Microsoft, Amazon, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Salesforce, Citrix, Wyse, Switch, Ozona, EMC, 3Com. There are also some other companies that are present showing their experiences like InfoAnchorage, WeBreakStuff and a very interesting company that … Continue reading Cloud Computing Conference 2009 – Cloud Identity

MIX’09 – Reviewing – Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics

Seema Ramchandani Overview < 1 year from Silverlight 2 release Scenarios: Customer adoption blockers Ease key customer pain points Engage in the enterprise space Continue media momentum Final Release will be at Summer 2009   In order to work in the “Customer adoption blockers” Microsoft defined 3 elements to be worked that were: Effects Projection Hardware (GPU usage)   How we draw or how is Silverlight is Drawing elements Threads UI Thread User defined Code Control Code Animations Layout Non-UI Thread Frame Rasterization Media Decoding GPU work Draw loop By default happens 60 time a second Elements (in Loop) Event … Continue reading MIX’09 – Reviewing – Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics

MIX’09 – Reviewing – What’s New in Silverlight 3.0

Joe Stegman – Group Program Manager   Silverlight 3.0 Tooling Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Beta and RTM Include improved XAP Compression 10-30% decrease in XAP size Interactive designer In next Visual Studio release See Visual Studio 2010 session for details Expression Blend 3 Preview Final Release “later this year” See Blend session for details   H.264/AAC/MP4 Silverlight 3 supports H.264/AAC/MP4 Industry standard format: Hardware decoders on most devices YouTube, iPhone, Flash supported format Base format for QuickTime and iTunes Silverlight 3 H.264 vs VC1 DRM (only available for VC1) Windows Media Server (only available for VC1) GPU Acceleration Opt-in … Continue reading MIX’09 – Reviewing – What’s New in Silverlight 3.0