Here’s what was up in the Windows Azure Cloud last week (February 6 – February 12):
New This Week
- Windows Azure Extra Small Instances – Public Beta
- Windows Azure AppFabric CTP – February Release
- Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V2.0 CTP – February Update
- Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets
- Windows Azure Native Code Virtual Lab
Things To Try
- Follow along Put Stuff In Your Windows Azure Trunk – Repository Base to learn how to use the three storage mediums – Table, Blob, and Queue.
- Windows Azure MVP Cory Fowler (@SyntaxC4) walks through installing PHP on Windows Azure – Installing PHP on Windows Azure leveraging Full IIS Support: Part 1
- Continuing the theme of interoperability with PHP and Windows Azure, try this MSDN Virtual Lab – Building Windows Azure Services with PHP
- More PHP – Love WordPress? WordPress can run on Windows Azure too. Here’s how – Host WordPress on Windows Azure
- Finally, a directory of Windows Azure code samples – AzureSamples.com. This is a must for all Developers (.NET, Java, PHP, and others)!
Windows and SQL Azure Development
- Learn more about what’s new with the latest release of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP (@AppFabric) in this deep dive by Wage Wegner (@WadeWegner) – Windows Azure AppFabric CTP February, Caching Enhancements, and the New LABS Portal.
- Lynn Langit shows differences between SQL Server and SQL Azure – Getting Started With SQL Azure Development
- Learn how to use the cmdlets to script out your deployments and upgrades by reading through the Windows Azure Service Management CmdLets How-To Guide
- Need a solution to the “Not Found” error when uploading large data to your Windows Azure web application? Windows Azure Tips & Tricks has a solution.
- Cloud to cloud synchronization, on-premise to cloud, and cloud to on-premise is possible with SQL Azure Data Sync. Get an overview of SQL Azure Data Sync.
- Watch an introduction to SQL Azure Reporting Services, the next addition to the SQL Azure stack to enable reporting functionalities in your Cloud applications.
General Windows and SQL Azure
- Hear from Bob Anderson and Mike Olsson as they share with what the Cloud means to senior business leaders from around the globe – TechNet Radio: What Customers are telling Microsoft IT about Cloud Computing
Find something interesting on Windows Azure this week? Share via comments below or let’s discuss on LinkedIn.