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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 include Silverlight controls, Microsoft Virtual Earth maps and IE Webslices and Accelerators in PHP web applications; as well as automatically generated a simple Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) PHP application from a table in SQL Server.” A Technology Preview of the PHP SDK for Windows Az... (more)

DMTF to Develop Standards For Managing a Cloud Computing Environment

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), announced that it has formed a group dedicated to addressing the need for open management standards for cloud computing. The “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to develop a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management. No specific standards currently exist for enabling interoperability between private clouds within enterprises and hosted or public cloud providers. DMTF’s Open Cloud Standards Incubator will focus on addressing these issues by developing cloud resource management protocols, packaging formats ... (more)

ASP.NET MVC For Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Released

Microsoft released ASP .NET MVC for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you can find the installer on CodePlex. Many of the new Visual Studio 2010 features intended to support the TDD workflow fit very nicely with ASP.NET MVC, which ScottGu will describe in an upcoming blog post. If you run into problems with the installer, try out this troubleshooting guide by Jacques, the developer who did the installer work and do provide feedback. You’ll notice that the installer says this is ASP.NET MVC 1.1, but as the readme notes point out, this is really ASP.NET MVC 1.0 retargeted for Visual Stu... (more)

Embed iPhone and iPod Touch Applications In Your WordPress Blog

As PcMagazine put it, “uQuery is to the App Store what Google is to the Web”. After allowing people to create an account and mark the applications they like or they own, today, even more good news: uQuery,  just released a WordPress plugin allowing you to easily display an iPhone/iPod Touch application details in your blog. It is easy to use, you just need to know the app store application ID, which you can find it on uQuery.com (the number in the URL when you go to an application page). If you don’t have a WordPress blog, you can still create a widget yourself, by clicking on “... (more)

Windows Azure Platform Launch Update

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer PDC 2009 is an exciting event the Windows Azure community. Microsoft will begin the Windows Azure platform transition from a CTP to business. For your planning purposes, this post maps out the key stages of that transition that you should be aware of. At PDC 2009, on November 17th, 2009, a number of new features in Windows Azure will be made available for the first time.  The CTP will remain open through December 31st, allowing you to experiment with the full feature platform and to give any final feedback. Beginning January 2010, new customers will have ... (more)