clip_image00132222222 Local Overview :
2011 Excellence in eGovernment Awards – DEC

 

clip_image001422222222 Readiness & Resources:
Windows Azure: MSDN Article: How to Connect to SQL Azure through ASP.NET
How to Connect SharePoint 2010, Windows Azure
Rock Paper Azure under the covers
Whitepaper on NoSQL and the Windows Azure Platform
A Look Inside Windows Azure Billing
New Windows Azure Connect Features Add New Locations, Enhance Interface
Watch: Walkthrough of SQL Azure DataSync
Case Study: Tech start-up Social Blaze moved from Amazon Web Services to Windows Azure
Tools: SQL Azure Diagnostics Tool

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Walkthrough: Windows Azure Caching Videos and Code Samples
Tips on How to Earn the ‘Powered by Windows Azure’ Logo
Getting Started with the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS

clip_image001622222222 In the news:
General: How to integrate with the cloud Cloud computing ‘explodes’ the security perimeter
Microsoft: The next Microsoft in the cloud computing era is ...
Windows Azure:

Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service

Guthrie from the .Net developer platform to heading up the newly created Azure Application Platform team

HPCv3 SP2 Beta released today.  This latest version includes MPI support. (also VM role)

Windows Azure Guest OS 2.4 (Release 201103-01)

Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

clip_image0011222222222 Events:
Local: Lifehacker Meetup Week concludes
Global: 53 Cloud Computing and Online Services Sessions at TechEd North America 2011
Webinar: May 13, 2011: Windows Azure Deep Dive on Windows Azure Data Storage and Compute Services

clip_image001822222222 Community:
Like Azure? Mailing list for OzAzure
 

Become a fan: www.facebook.com/windowsazure (Azure Facebook Toolkit)

Add yourself to my Azure Australia Twitter list

Watch CloudCast - episode 3 coming soon

Coming soon: Azure Meet up (lets go singular) and potential for Windows Azure user group. Good interest so far!

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Q: What are the primary resources for Java on Azure?
A:

Of the Java tools these two are key:

AppFabric SDK for Java™ Developers

Windows Azure SDK for Java

Its continued to be updated - the latest release of Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse/PHP and new Tutorial are available here