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Several announced were made about SQL Azure at TechEd North America this week.
Microsoft announced it will offer spatial data support and access to 50GB of SQL Azure Database capacity allowing for higher scalability, flexibility and easier management of applications and services. Further enhancements to management capabilities include the public preview of SQL Azure Data Sync Service, which provides more flexible control over where and how data is distributed and synced across multiple datacenters, and Microsoft SQL Server Web Manager, a lightweight and easy to use tool to help develop, deploy, and manage data-driven applications on the cloud.
Here’s some more details.
In the previous part in the series, we explored how you can select your element or attribute. But now, what kinds of things can you do with it?
You can change the structure of your HTML on the fly. It can be based on user response or to a query to your Web service. You can show, hide, animate, add, remove, fade, animate, change font weight, stylize using CSS. You can see all these live at Tutorials:Live Examples of jQuery.
In my own example, I’ll show how you can build out a wizard on a single HTML5 page.
By building out your data on a single page, you can do all kinds of things without having to move the current state of your user entry from page to page. Instead, you can keep it on a single page, and submit the entire data when the user is ready.
NoSQL databases are often employed in public, massively scaled Web site scenarios, where fast fetching of relatively simple data sets matters most.
NoSQL provide some or all of the following features:
This post describes the main features of NoSQL, provides some general guidance on when to use NoSQL, and how you can get started using NoSQL on Windows Azure. I’ll go in depth on how you can use MongoDB and sones GraphDB in your Azure application, and explain how you can get started with those technologies. I’ll also explain how two Azure offerings fit some NoSQL traits.
DPE’s Platform Evangelism team has just shipped the RTM release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Online Training Course on Channel9. This free resource is the online companion to the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit. Developers can now browse all of the presentations, demos, hands-on labs and videos included in the training kit online. You can download individual pieces of content, or download the entire training kit.
As with any technology, it’s good to understand where the technology has strengths and where it shines.
While writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azure application.
Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices:
Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8 helps you create Windows 8 Metro Style applications that can harness the power of Windows Azure. The idea is to connect your Windows application to data in the cloud.
If you haven’t registered for BUILD Windows Conference in Anaheim, CA, watch the B8 blog for details. BUILD is September 13-16.
Microsoft will be announcing the developer strategy for Windows 8 at the BUILD Windows conference.
Microsoft announced that the rollout for updates to the “Mango” release of Windows Phone has begun. The Windows Phone team shared that we started rolling out the update to customer handsets and shared lots of developer goodness and started rolling out RTM updates to dev devices.
And now the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 RTW release is now available on the Microsoft Download Center for immediate download and update.