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The Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft
data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually
or together. Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new applications to run from the
cloud or enhance existing applications with cloud-based capabilities. Its open architecture gives developers the
choice to build web applications, applications running on connected devices, PCs, servers, or hybrid solutions
offering the best of online and on-premises.
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CodePlex is Microsoft's open source project hosting web site. Start a new project, join an
existing one, or download software created by the community.
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program designed to accelerate the success of early stage Startups.
BizSpark provides entrepreneurs fast and easy access to current full-featured Microsoft development tools
and productions licenses of server products, with no upfront costs and minimal requirements.
A Microsoft community site used to promote conversations among Microsoft's customers targeted
at Microsoft Windows users and developers. Channel 9 features video channels, podcasts and screencasts
including interviews with Microsoft developers about their products, discussion, and a wiki, which
has been adopted by various Microsoft teams as a way to aggregate feedback and respond to issues.
MSDN Magazine is the publication to read for up-to-the-minute, comprehensive coverage of Microsoft
technologies for the desktop, the Internet, and devices on the go. As part of the indispensable MSDN
family of developer resources, MSDN Magazine brings you solutions to the real-world problems you face
every day. If you are in the U.S., MSDN Magazine is a free benefit of your MSDN subscription
(low "postage only" rates are also available for MSDN subscribers worldwide).
The newspaper for software developers.
Since 1991, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been Microsoft’s premier gathering
of leading-edge developers and architects. Attend the PDC to understand the future of the Microsoft
platform and to exchange ideas with fellow professionals. You’ll learn about upcoming products, meet
Microsoft’s leaders and top engineers. View the sessions from PDC, interviews from Microsoft’s leaders
and top engineers, blogs, and find information on new and upcoming technologies and products in the world
It turns out that Microsoft understands the need to offer functional developer tools for free. These are the Express
editions. This is a great place to get a friend to start programming without a big investment.
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Find tools, lessons, and resources for beginning web developers on MSDN.
OBA Central is intended as a vibrant and active community that brings together Microsoft, Microsoft OBA ISV,
services partners and customers, and makes it easy to connect, and find solutions and services that address their business
and technical needs. Office Business Applications (OBA) are an emerging breed of application that leverages the power of the
Office Business Platform, that is, the clients, servers, services, and tools that comprise the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
Office Business Applications allow users to increase productivity by providing a seamless and integrated end to end user experience.