Facebook Azure Toolkit Released

Looking for a great (and highly scalable) way to host your Facebook applications? Want to develop them in .NET? Check-out this new toolkit built by Thuzi in collaboration with Microsoft to give the community a good starter kit for getting Facebook apps up and running in Windows Azure. Facebook applications hosted in Azure provide a…


Updated Tailspin Travel demo shows off ASP.NET MVC 2

An updated version of the Tailspin Travel demo has been released that is focused exclusively on showing off some of the new features in ASP.NET MVC 2. Tailspin Travel is a sample travel booking application, this version highlights the benefits of ASP.NET MVC 2, including DataAnnotations for Validation, Client-side validation, and use of ViewModels. At…


Connecting PHP to Microsoft Excel and LINQ with PHP

Peter Laudati & Dmitry Lyalin host the edu-taining Connected Show developer podcast on cloud computing and interoperability. Check out episode 22 “PHP LINQ Fest”.  Peter interviews Maarten Balliauw (Microsoft ASP.NET MVP) from Real Domen about two PHP-related open-source projects he has been working on: PHP LINQ & PHP Excel. PHP LINQ is set of PHP…


SEO Improvements in ASP.NET 4

Looking to increase your web site’s "discoverability" on the web to ultimately drive more traffic to your site? ASP.NET 4.0 has a few new features coming to help you improve the SEO aspects of your web site: Page.MetaKeywords and Page.MetaDescription properties One of the nice improvements with ASP.NET 4 Web Forms is the addition of…


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,…