Some time ago I wrote an article about Windows Azure. The reaction to the
article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of
release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the
technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying to explain how
I don’t really understand Windows Azure and related technologies (to those,
actually that was one of the points of the article - too much confusion).
So I find myself after six months since the release of Windows Azure looking
at the same things as before. First, the “cloud” confusion. Everything
running on the internet is now “cloud something”. I really appreciate
Microsoft’s job of starting the real cloud race (let’s be honest,
wasn’t a race until Microsoft came into play, it was more like a slow
march), but I still believe they should take the lead and clear the sky of ... (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)
Azure Session at Cloud Expo
Window Azure platform AppFabric has now been deployed to more data centers
around the world.
Previously, when you provisioned a service namespace, you were asked to
select a region from a list that contained only United States
Now, when you provision a service namespace, you have three more regions from
which to choose - United States (North/Central), Europe (North) and Asia
(Southeast). If your firewall configuration restricts outbound traffic, you
will need to perform the addition step of opening your outbound TCP port
range 9350-9... (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)
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
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