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  • Blog Post: Partners Offer Data-as-a-Service, Open Source Applications, Linux on Windows Azure

    Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc . has been working closely with the Windows Azure team to explore openness and taking interoperability to a new level. Gianugo describes several announcements in his Port 25 blog post : You can now use software from a new set of data services such as MySQL, CouchDB...
  • Blog Post: PhoneGap Features Support Windows Phone 7.5

    All the features of in the new version of PhoneGap version 1.3 are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in need of a programming environment allowing them to easily deliver the same mobile experience to...
  • Blog Post: Samples, Tool Helps You Convert SQL Lite to SQL Server Compact for Phone Apps

    A database conversion tool help you convert you SQLite database to SQL Server Compact. The tool and examples combined with previous extensive guides (for Android , iPhone , and Symbian Qt ) to accelerate your ramp up time and improve your experience in porting apps to Windows Phone from iPhone and Android...
  • Blog Post: Symbian Devs Get Started on Windows Phone with New Microsoft, Nokia Tools

    Microsoft and Nokia have announced guidance, training, and technical mapping for Nokia Symbian developers to learn Windows Phone and have built a great package to help developers get started. This package contains the following tools and documentation to help along the path to learning Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Bind Windows Azure Storage Data Using Java Persistence API

    jpa4azure is an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that binds java objects to Azure Tables, making it very easy for Java developers to leverage Windows Azure Storage from on-premise or cloud applications. Any intermediate Java developer can take an object model and with some simple annotations be on their...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Supports NIST Standards Acceleration for Cloud Computing

    Microsoft is participating in the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) initiative to jumpstart the adoption of cloud computing standards called Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing, (SAJACC) .The goal is to formulate a roadmap for adoption of high-quality...
  • Blog Post: CTP for Single Sign-On Extends Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 for SAML 2.0

    Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol enables .NET developers to build applications for the enterprise and government that require SAML 2.0 Protocol support and interoperate with identity services on a wide variety of platforms. The community preview was announced...
  • Blog Post: WebSockets Prototype Updated in HTML5 Labs, Works with Firefox, Jetty

    Today the Interoperability team released the fourth update to the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site, bringing the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 07 Protocol Specification . This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based...
  • Blog Post: Tool Helps iPhone Developers Move to Windows Phone

    A new “API mapping tool” to help iPhone developers port applications to Windows Phone 7 . For current mapping, we started with three popular categories (Network / Internet, User Interface and Data Management) and mapped them to Windows Phone 7 API. Don’t expect a mapping for all...
  • Blog Post: How to Get Started with Java, Tomcat on Windows Azure

    Step-by-step instructions on building a Java application in Eclipse and installing it on Windows Azure have been published in the Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center. The post by Ben Lobaugh shows how you can take advantage of the high availability and scalability of the Windows Azure cloud using...
  • Blog Post: W3C Moves HTML 5 Standard to ‘Last Call’

    Earlier this week the W3C announced that it had extended the charter of the HTML Working Group , including clear milestones for HTML5. HTML 5 is the next version of the platform-neutral HyperText Markup Language standard used worldwide for rendering Web pages, and the cornerstone of W3C's Open Web Platform...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure and PHP Tutorials

    If you’re a PHP developer and new to Windows Azure, here are some updated tutorials and links to several tools.  New Tutorials posted on http://azurephp.interoperabilitybridges.com/ , Offloading work to PHP Worker Roles on Windows Azure By craigkitterman Quicksteps to get started with PHP on Windows...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Labs

    The technologies around HTML5 are still under active development and people need a better way to differentiate between the more experimental parts of HTML5 and the parts ready for use in mainstream sites.  The recent issue around WebSockets offers an example that developers and consumers will face...
  • Blog Post: WS-I Completes Interoperability Standards for Web Services

    After nearly a decade of work and industry cooperation, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) has successfully concluded its charter to document best practices for Web services interoperability across multiple platforms, operating systems and programming languages. The final three...
  • Blog Post: New OData Tools Feed Windows Phone 7 App from Windows Azure Platform

    A new OData Client for Windows Phone 7 makes it easier to consume feeds from a Windows Phone7 application. Starting today, you can access several new feeds from sources like EBay and Twitpic. Finally, we’re making available a set of libraries to make creating custom OData feeds easier on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Java Developers Get New Tools for Windows Azure at PDC10

    The Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team announced a new set of tools based on Eclipse and updated client libraries (SDK) for Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference 2010 (PDC 10). This means that you can now choose to upload the Java environment of their choice and run it...
  • Blog Post: Tutorial Helps You Target PHP Apps to Windows Azure Using Eclipse

    Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview (October 2010 CTP) of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP. This Eclipse plug-in provides PHP developers using Eclipse with tools to create and deploy web applications targeting Windows Azure. ...
  • Blog Post: New Tools, SDKs Expand Choices for PHP Developers Targeting Windows Azure

    A new set of developer tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) make it easier for PHP developers who want to build applications for Windows Azure. The new tool named, Windows Azure Companion , was among other tools that integrate with Eclipse and Windows Azure. The tools and SDKs were announced...
  • Blog Post: New PHP Drivers for SQL Server Support Improved BI, Connection to SQL Azure

    Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 are now available. The new drivers adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO) and supports integration with SQL Server business intelligence features and connectivity to SQL Azure. The driver, called, PDO_SQLSRV, enables popular PHP applications to use the...
  • Blog Post: PHP on Windows Training Kit Updated

    The PHP on Windows Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. This release includes: PHP & SQL Server Demos Integrating SQL Server Geo-Spatial with...
  • Blog Post: PHP Command-Line Tool Eases Azure Deployment

    A new Windows Azure Command-line Tools for PHP Community Technology Preview (CTP) helps you easily package and deploy PHP applications to Windows Azure using a simple command-line tool, without any Integrated Development Environment (IDE).  These tools also allow the creation of new applications...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Data to Customers via OData, Code-name “Dallas”

    Two announcements at MIX10 provide technologies to get your data to your end users. Microsoft has released an SDK for OData . The second CTP has shipped the information marketplace called Microsoft code-named “Dallas” using OData. The technologies enable you to build immersive, cross-platform...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Team Working on HTML 5

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team is working with the members of the W3C on the future of browsers, particularly with HTML 5. In a posting on the IEBlog , Working with the HTML5 Community , the team shares what is happening. Providing feedback on HTML5 Testing HTML5 Ensuring new specifications enable...
  • Blog Post: Guide Explains How to Build On-Premises, Cloud Identity Aware Apps

    Windows Identity Foundation (previously known as “Geneva” Framework) makes federation and claims-based identity first-class citizens in the .NET Framework. Developers can now rely upon a single, consistent model for creating identity-aware applications on ASP.NET and WCF. We just published a guide that...
  • Blog Post: How to Run Ruby on Rails on Windows Azure

    Simon Davies has put together a post on Running Ruby on Rails on Windows Azure . One of the new features in Windows Azure announced at Professional Developers Conference (PDC) enables Worker Roles to receive network traffic from  both external and internal endpoints using HTTP, HTTPS and TCP. This...
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