Creating a LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) from BitNami on Windows Azure

Introduction In the previous post, I’ve shown you how to create a WIMP stack (Windows, IIS, MySQL, PHP) on a Windows Azure virtual machine. In this post, we’ll be creating a more traditional LAMP server, but we won’t build things from scratch. I’ll be using the excellent image provided by BitNami which provides a complete…

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Creating a WIMP Stack (Windows Server, IIS, MySQL, PHP) on Windows Azure

Introduction In this post, I’ll take you through how you can create a WIMP stack (regardless of the name!) onto a Windows Azure VM really easy. I’m a guy who likes to configure things graphically, so although you can already create a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a Linux VM on Azure pretty…

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Windows Azure Notification Hubs: Tags and creating a breaking news app

This is part 2 of a 3 part series where we will get to know how Notification Hubs work and why they are a cool feature of Windows Azure. You can get the source code of the projects in this blog post here: http://github.com/sabbour/breakingnews Recap In the first part of this blog series, we created…

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August 2013 online training

The invitation is public, so feel free to distribute it. In Accordance to our effort to deliver deep technical training to our partners and developers community, we are resuming the Triple Play training sessions for developing apps and solutions on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows Azure.     Date:   Thursday, 29th of…

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Interview With Allan Rwakatungu.

  1. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Allan Rwakatungu. I am founder of intelworld which is a software solutions company – we are focused on enabling              all types of businesses to accept mobile payments.  I have a background in telecom – I worked with MTN…

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Creating a Facebook app using ASP.NET MVC Facebook Templates and hosting them for free on Windows Azure Websites

Introduction If you haven’t checked out the ASP.net and Web Tools 2012.12 release, you should! It is a tooling refresh of Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web, that extends the existing ASP.net runtime with a lot of exciting new features including: New Web API functionality (OData endpoints, tracing and automatically generated…

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Meet Windows Azure #MSKenCamp presentation

Hello friends, you’ll find my presentation “Meet Windows Azure” presented  at the Microsoft Kenya Developer Camp on Skydrive below: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=a41c4b916c22d07e&id=A41C4B916C22D07E!107#!/?cid=a41c4b916c22d07e&id=A41C4B916C22D07E%21107 Feel free to reach out to me by commenting on this blog or mentioning me on twitter @Sabbour Note: This post is cross posted to my new blog at http://sabbour.me/

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Hosting an Express Node.js website on Azure

I’m writing this post from Kenya, where I’m presenting Windows Azure this week at the #MSKenCamp. Be sure to follow the hashtag and @AfricaApps for updates on our whereabouts. Introduction In this post, we are going to deploy an Express Node.js on Windows Azure websites using GIT, and we’re going to do that using Windows Azure…

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