I got started with Windows Azure back in when it was still in beta, which from memory was late 2009. Since then I’ve been collecting a number of RSS feeds to keep me on top of the most recent developments, common issues raised etc. Tracking the news distributed via these feeds over the course of a few weeks will demonstrate how rapidly Microsoft is expanding it’s cloud computing services.
I’ve grouped the feeds into two groups; “Great” and “Just Okay”. All of these feeds, except the “Cloud Cover Show”, are straight up news articles and posts. The noted exception, the “Cloud Cover Show”, has some incredibly useful hour or so long videos that Microsoft’s team push out on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
- AppFabric.tv – AppFabric.tv covers the latest in Windows Azure AppFabric, Windows Server AppFabric, etc (Channel 9)
- Cloud Cover Show – Cloud Cover is your eye on the Microsoft Cloud (Channel 9)
- David Pullmann’s Blog – HTML5 and Windows Azure
- David Chappell’s Blog :: Opinari – Helping IT professionals understand, use, and make better decisions about enterprise software
- Extemporaneous Mumblings – A blog by Ryan Dunn, former Windows Azure Technical Evangelist
- Cloud Computing | guardian.co.uk – Articles published by guardian.co.uk Cloud technology
- IUpdateable from Eric Nelson – Head in the Clouds, feet in the .NET Framework, hands on a gaming mouse
- Steve Marx – Cloud Development Blog – A blog by Steve Marx, Windows Azure Technical Evangelist
- the David Aiken – One of Microsoft’s Windows Azure Technical Specialists
- Wade Wagner – A blog by Wade Wagner, Windows Azure Technical Evangelist
- Windows Azure – The official Windows Azure blog
- Above the Cloud – A view of cloud services and the Azure platform
- Azure Feeds – All your Azure feeds in one place
- Matias Woloski
If you want a good reliable news aggregator then I’d recommend Google Reader. It’s great for organising your feeds and ties in well with a lot of other apps that you can run off your iPhone, iPad, etc. And best of all it’s free!