Alin Irimie's Azure Blog
After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a
whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists
trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem
to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I believe
something is not right with with the way the information is presented to the
public or with the overall Microsoft strategy. Let me explain.
First of all, everybody is using nowadays “cloud” to describe anything
that runs on the web. Cloud is the new buzzword, and Microsoft jumping on the
bandwagon doesn’t make things any better. Before Windows Azure release, it
was simple to explain “the cloud” to any CEO - we had Amazon with storage
and computing power, we had Google with their app engine and some other
smaller “cloud computing” offerings. Everything else wa... (more)
It was inevitable, and I just missed the release by a few months, however,
Microsoft is working hard on releasing the “Private Cloud”, your own
on-premises cloud computing software.
With the Microsoft cloud strategy, organizations can now move towards cloud
computing models with the confidence that their existing investments in their
datacenter are safe, and can be leveraged in this new paradigm. Existing
applications and services will be able to move to the private cloud without
the need to learn unproven technologies or introduce unnecessary complexity.
The Microsoft Private Cl... (more)
Under the pressure from Windows Azure release in a week, Amazon unveiled
today a new AWS SDK for .NET Developers providing .NET developers the
libraries, code samples, and documentation needed to build an AWS-powered
application using any programming language capable of making .NET calls
including C#, Visual Basic, Windows PowerShell, and other compliant
languages. .NET developers get a special treatment with a dedicated .NET
Forum and a special Windows & .NET Developer Center.
The SDK includes:
The AWS .NET Library - This library provides a set of developer-friendly APIs
that ... (more)
OK, I admit it: I’m looking forward to VMworld like a kid looks forward to
camp. But for exactly the opposite reason: VMworld marks the end of summer
and the beginning of the fall tradeshow season. Summer, despite its
all-American goodness, is an odd time for our industry—no less busy due to
fall preparations, but devoid of the big moves, vision and ideas that make it
exciting. That’s saved for the fall, when everyone is back from the beach
and ready to listen.
So, if you’re ready to listen, you’re likely to hear the following themes
emerging at VMworld 2010:
From cap ex to op... (more)
Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with
TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people
interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud.
The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project,
available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK provides consistent
programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues).
Program Manager, Peter Galli, said Microsoft also is announcing “the launch
of a series of projects that offer samples and a toolkit that enable PHP
developers to ... (more)