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  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Line-of-Business HTML5 App – Part 11 Serving up JSON Using ASP.NET Web API

    For my line of business application to work, I need to get and set data from inside a Web service. I chose JSON to communicate between my Web page and the server. It will be a good choice for your mobile app and Windows 8 app too. In this post, we’ll combine several technologies to move data...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Part 6: How Azure Services Extends Your App Security

    Several Windows Azure services help you extend your application security into the cloud. Three services can help you in providing identity mapping between various providers, connections between an on premises data center, and abilities for applications (where ever they reside) to send messages to...
  • Blog Post: How to Choose Between Windows Azure Queues, Windows Azure Service Bus Queues

    One of the key patterns in building scalable applications is queues. Let’s say you have a Website or Web Service (in your Web Role) that responds quickly to a user request, but there’s another process that takes longer. It might be a long data base inquiry or video encoding or extensive calculation...
  • Blog Post: Server Side JavaScript Programming Comes to Windows Azure with Node.js

    A holiday update Windows Azure SDK for Node.js can help get you started with server-side JavaScript on Windows Azure . Node.js offers a server side JavaScript programming model ideal for building highly scalable and performant network applications whether on premise or in the cloud. One of its flagship...
  • Blog Post: Updated Developer Training Kit Integrates SharePoint, Azure, SQL Azure

    The developer training kit that show you how to combine the power of both SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure has been updated. SharePoint 2010 provides many ways to integrate with Windows Azure. From simple SQL Azure data-centric applications to complex workflow that leverages custom Azure services...
  • Blog Post: Second Service Pack Ties High Performance Computing to Azure

    The second ‘service pack’ (SP2) for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 focuses on providing customers with a great experience when expanding their on-premises clusters to Windows Azure, and we’ve also included some features for on-premises clusters. You can download the service pack at HPC...
  • Blog Post: Fujitsu Launches Global Cloud Platform Service On Windows Azure Appliance

    The first official production release of the Windows Azure platform appliance by Fujitsu running in Fujitsu’s datacenter in Japan coming in August. The Fujitsu Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. partnership allows Fujitsu to work alongside Microsoft providing services to enable, deliver and manage solutions...
  • Blog Post: Roadmap – Service Bus Enhancement, New Application Manager, Dev Tools Coming to Windows Azure AppFabric

    Windows Azure AppFabric has released enhancements to Service Bus as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP May release, and an upcoming release of the AppFabric Developer Tools and Application Manager as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP June release. Announcements were made on the team blog...
  • 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: Expose Data as OData Through Web Services

    WCF Data Services Toolkit has recently been released to make it easier to expose arbitrary data sources as OData services. Whether you want to wrap OData around an existing API (SOAP/REST/etc.), mash-up SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, re-structure the shape of a legacy database, or expose...
  • Blog Post: How to Move Your Line of Business Apps to Phone + Cloud

    Rob Tiffany has put together a series of blog posts describing how to move data to your Phone applications from the cloud. Issues for your apps include slow service connections. For device apps to be successful, they must pre-fetch the data they need and cache it offline so a user can keep working when...
  • Blog Post: Sample Code, Video Demonstrates Canonical REST Service

    Canonical -- conforming to accepted principles or standard practice. A new Canonical REST Entity Service sample code on MSDN code gallery demonstrates a REST Service built with WCF 4 that fully complies with HTTP specs for use of GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, and includes unit tests to test compliance...
  • Blog Post: WCF RIA Services Updated for Silverlight 4, VS 2010

    WCF RIA Services has been updated for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010. You can get the update from WCF RIA Services V1.0 for Silverlight 4 and Visual Studio 2010 . WCF RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure AppFabric Goes Live

    Windows Azure platform AppFabric April Release is now live. Windows Azure AppFabric provides a way for you to bridge between hosted, cloud, and on-premises computers. Windows Azure platform AppFabric was previously known as .NET Services part of the Windows Azure. In addition to improvements in stability...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure AppFabric Goes Commercial April 9

    Windows Azure platform AppFabric will be commercially available on a paid and fully SLA-supported basis on April 9. You can find our pricing for AppFabric here . You can also go to the pricing section of our FAQs for additional information as well as our pricing blog post . For more information, see...
  • Blog Post: Is Your Company Ready for S+S?

    Are you ready for Software+Services ? Have you been thinking about your S+S strategy? Software-plus-services is the next logical step in the evolution of software development and represents an exciting growth opportunity for independent software vendors. By leveraging the software-plus-services model...
  • Blog Post: Azure benefits through MSDN and BizSpark!

    On January 4 th , the Windows Azure Platform launched commercially (i.e., customers must begin paying for the service) in the following countries: Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland India Italy Japan The Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Singapore...
  • Blog Post: Special Offers, Promotions Help Bring Your App to the Cloud

    At the 2009 Professional Developers Conference (PDC09), Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie called the Windows Azure platform “a turning point for Microsoft and the development community” and “a game-changing set of technologies that will bring new opportunities to Web developers and business...
  • Blog Post: Apress Offers New Windows Azure Platform Book for Devs

    Master Microsoft’s brand-new cloud-computing technology with Windows Azure Platform by Tejaswi Redkar . You’ll learn how to utilize Azure’s four core components— Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services—both separately and together to build flawless cloud computing services. Purchase...
  • Blog Post: Take a Tour of Data Center in a Container

    Frank Arrigo takes you on a tour of what the cloud physically looks like by walking you through a container that was shown at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) . The container is similar to one that is placed in data centers that host your Windows Azure applications. Bruce D. Kyle ISV...
  • Blog Post: Share Real-time Premium Data with Codename "Dallas"

    Microsoft® Codename "Dallas" is a new service allowing developers and information workers to easily discover, purchase and manage premium data subscriptions in the Windows Azure platform . Dallas was announced at Professional Developers Conference (PDC09) . Dallas is an information marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Free Support for Windows Azure Early Adopters

    A new TechNet blog has launched for tech-savvy business decision makers at ISVs, web services and web design companies interested in Windows Azure Platform, Windows web platform and learning how to grow their business by partnering with Microsoft. The blog is Windows Azure Platform, Web Hosting and Web...
  • Blog Post: Get Your App in the Cloud with Front Runner for Windows Azure

    The new Front Runner program for Windows Azure is the best way to get ahead in cloud computing. It's designed to get your application compatible quickly and to market more effectively. Plus, you'll enjoy early access to new Microsoft products, one-on-one tech support from experts, training and special...
  • Blog Post: Join for Windows Azure Platform Training in Irvine

    Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team invites you to a Metro Instructor Led Training event for developers using Windows Azure . The free event is for Microsoft Partners and customers. The event is held in Irvine, CA from December 15 to December 17. Delivered through workshop style presentations...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 Betas Available

    Microsoft announced the public beta release of Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, Office Web Apps for business customers, and Office Mobile 2010.  You can download, use and develop on the public beta at Microsoft Office 2010 . You will also want to use Visual Studio 2010...
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