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The July CTP of the Windows Azure SDK and Tools was just released. Download them here. What’s new in the Windows Azure SDK? The Windows Azure SDK supports developing and deploying services containing multiple web and worker roles. A service must include at least one role, of either type, and may include zero or more web roles, and zero or more worker roles. The new PowershellRole sample hosts the Powershell runtime within a Windows Azure role. It demonstrates a simple remote console web role as well as a worker role whose implementation is a Powershell script. The host also includes the CloudDrive sample snap-in to provide access to Windows Azure Storage from script. What’s new in Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio New project creation dialog Support for developing and deploying services containing multiple web and worker roles. A service may contain zero or more... (more)

SQL Server Management Studio Support for SQL Azure

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer The long awaited build of SQL Server Management Studio with support for SQL Azure is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be generally available for the rest of the world as of tomorrow. The download page can be found here. This support is included as part of the November CTP release of SQL Server 2008 R2. This release not only includes SQL Azure support from within SSMS but a wealth of other SQL Server 2008 specific features. Check out this blog entry for more. 4th International Cloud Computing Expo attracted more than 50 sponsors and ... (more)

Microsoft To Release On-Premises Cloud Computing in 2010

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)

When Are We Going To Have an SLA for Microsoft Azure?

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... (more)

Microsoft .NET Services White Papers (5/8/2009)

Right on time for TechEd, Microsoft released a new set of .NET Services white papers, relevant to the March 2009 release of .NET Services (CTP).  What’s in the docs? An Introduction to Microsoft .NET Services for Developers. This overview paper introduces Microsoft .NET Services, each of its building block services, and how they fit together.  A Developer’s Guide to the Microsoft® .NET Access Control Service. This whitepaper shows developers how to use a claims-based identity model and the Microsoft .NET Access Control Service – part of the Microsoft .NET Services family – to im... (more)