Migrating Applications to Windows Azure

Now that Windows Azure is released, many of you will be evaluating Microsoft’s cloud platform for both new development projects as well as targeting the Azure Platform for migration of existing .NET applications. Bob Familiar recently took his music web site which was based on SQL Server 2005, ADO.NET, WCF SOAP Services and Silverlight 2…

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Windows 7 and MinWin

If you’ve heard of Windows 7’s new kernel function called MinWin and are wondering if it is an enhanced kernel base or something else, check out this blog post here, or click the images below to find out more detail from Mark Russinovich’s insights. Technorati Tags: Windows 7,MinWin,Kernal Change,Mark Russinovich

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Azure Lessons Learned: Outback Steakhouse Facebook Application

Check out this Channel 9 Azure-focused episode with Jim Zimmerman, CTO of Thuzi where he talks about building their Facebook application for Outback Steakhouse that was hosted in Windows Azure.  https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/benriga/Azure-Lessons-Learned-Outback-Steakhouse-Facebook-App/ At the time this video was filmed, Thuzi had yet to go into production with the Outback Facebook application.  They launched in early November,…

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Moving to SQL Azure? It’s Easy

Don’t take my word for it. Take a look at this blog post by David Ramel of 1105 Media Inc.  In it David explains how easy it was to migrate an existing SQL Server database into SQL Azure running on Windows Azure and get an on-premise application talking to database in the cloud using the…

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Adventure-Works Database for SQL Azure

It is a delight to announce the availability of the Adventure-Works Community Sample Databases for SQL Azure.  You can download the scripts and data files from CodePlex. To install the databases on your SQL Azure server just follow the directions on the release page at CodePlex or in the ReadMe.htm file which is included in…

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Silverlight 4: Accessing the Web Camera and Microphone

Did you know that Webcams and microphones are now accessible from Silverlight 4 applications? Developers can enable video and audio sharing for real-time collaboration and interactive multimedia applications. This video (and code samples by Tim Heuer demonstrates how to utilize a user’s web camera and microphone attached to their computer via the browser. This demonstrates…

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MyChristmasCatalog featured on Silverlight.net

Still looking for that last minute Holiday gift?  Check-out the home page of www.Silverlight.net and you’ll see this month’s Silverlight showcase featuring www.MyChristmasCatalog.com.   This site, developed by Catalog Enterprises features innovative use of Silverlight 3 and Expression Blend and to deliver a truly unique one-stop, holiday shopping destination and user experience. And don’t forget to…

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PHP and IE8 Web Slices

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) shipped with a new feature for web users called Web Slices. You can learn more about web slices here. Essentially it lets you add enhanced links to your favorite bar that allow you to preview snippets of content from websites that you frequently visit without having to open up the page….

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IE8 And HTML 5

  In this post, you will see some of the features from the W3C HTML 5 Working Draft, from the W3C Web Applications specification, and from the ECMA Script-262 Language specification. While most of these specifications are still a work in progress, with Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft has started delivering support for several features…offering to…

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Dominos Pizza Hosts a Java/Tomcat Infrastructure on Windows Azure

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode 21 “It’s a PDC 2009 Pizza Party”.  Peter interviews Tim Wise from Dominos Pizza about how Dominos is hosting their Tomcat/Java based web-ordering system to Windows Azure to support peak traffic periods. Dominos anticipates this…

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