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  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    MSDN Magazine: Getting Started with SQL Azure Development

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    One of my Developer Evangelist colleagues from the west coast, Lynn Langit , published an article on Getting Started with SQL Azure in MSDN Magazine today.  Lynn’s article is thorough and does a great job of helping one get up to speed on working...
  • US ISV Evangelism

    Getting Acquainted with Node.js on Windows Azure

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    node.jsNode.js at its root is a command line tool that lets developers run JavaScript programs by typing node my_app.js.

    Node provides a JavaScript application programming interface (API) for accessing the network and file system. It works well to develop scalable networked programs where low response times and high concurrency are important.

    As with any technology, it’s good to understand where the technology has strengths and where it shines.

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  • US ISV Evangelism

    Getting Acquainted with NoSQL on Windows Azure

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    imageNoSQL 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:

    • Key-value stores.
    • Document stores.
    • Wide column stores.
    • Graph databases.

    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.

    ...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Practical Azure #24: Windows Azure Mobile Services

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    Well, this one went a bit longer than most, but only because Windows Azure Mobile Services has so many cool features that are relevant to just about anyone building mobile applications today - regardless of platform. Join me for this pre-Build 2013 session...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Connected Show #40 - Migrating World Maps to Azure

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    A new year, a new episode.  This time, the Connected Show hits 40!  In this episode, guest Brian Hitney joins Peter to discuss how he migrated the My World Maps application to Windows Azure. Fresh off his Azure Firestarter tour through the eastern...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Rock, Paper, Azure Deep Dive: Part 2

    In part 1 , I detailed some of the specifics in getting the Rock, Paper, Azure (RPA) up and running in Windows Azure.   In this post, I’ll start detailing some of the other considerations in the project – in many ways, this was a very real migration...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Adding Notifications to Your Windows 8 Game

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    Successful apps are sticky; they make us want to come back again and again, whether it’s to check in on Foursquare, send a Tweet, or get a quick answer from ChaCha. Of all the types of apps, games can be the stickiest – Angry Birds anyone? or in my case...
  • Jim O'Neil - Technology Evangelist

    Geek Art: Windows Phone, Azure, and Hyper-V Posters

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    As they say, a picture can be worth a thousand APIs (or something like that), so I’ve pulled together a few of the very cool posters ( Windows Azure , Windows Phone API , and Server 2012 Hyper-V ) that some of the product teams have come up with. Feel...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Can’t Lock() in RPA

    For security and performance reasons, we often review what bots are doing and review any rejected bots to see how things are going.   When a bot is rejected, it is typically easy to spot the exact reason when looking at the code, but sometimes...
  • MSDN Roadshows

    Azure and Phone … Better Together

    We had an excellent time presenting today’s Windows Phone Camp in Charlotte. Thank you to everyone who attended. Here are some resources and major points of today’s “To the cloud…” session. First, here is the slide deck for the presentation.  To...
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