• Announcing The New SQL Azure Data Sync CTP Release – The Windows Azure Team announce the release of the next SQL Azure Data Sync CTP, now available for trial via the Windows Azure Management Portal and brings improved configuration and management, improvements to filtering and syncing and general availability with no additional registrations.
  • Released: RequestReduce 1.2 with Javascript merge and minify – Matt Wrock announces the release of RequestReduce 1.2, a tool for combining and minification of JavaScript and CSS resources used in your page to help improve page load performance. This release improved a number of aspects of minification and combining process including improved PNG support, expansion of @import directives and better error handling.
  • The C# Yellow Book gets a 2011 refresh… – Greg Duncan highlights the 2011 update to Rob Miles’ C# Yellow Book. This update is a minor one, with some corrections to existing content in the book.
  • Upcoming Mono Releases: Change in Policies – Miguel de Icaza shares some of the details of what’s new in Mono 2.11 and discusses the team’s release plans including a change in focus towards quicker feature development.



  • Meet the 10K Apart Winners – Jeffrey Zeldman highlights the winners of the 10K Apart competition where the challenge was to build a responsive and inspiring web application in under 10K of images, scripts and markup
  • The New Series of the Windows Azure Bootcamp UK Continues in London & Edinburgh! – Planky highlights the opening of registration for the next two Windows Azure Bootcamps to be run in the UK, in Edinburgh on Firday 11th November and London on Firday 25th November. These bootcamp events provide an excelent way to get up to speed on Windows Azure. Places are limited to register now if you are interested.