SAG Awards Drupal Website Moves to Windows Azure

The success of the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony was buoyed by the move of its Drupal-based website hosted on internal Linux servers to one hosted on Windows Azure. The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website running on Drupal. Hosting it on Azure provides a scalable, public cloud environment for SAG…


Open Source OData Tools for MySQL and PHP Developers

To enable more interoperability scenarios, Microsoft has released today two open source tools that provide support for the Open Data Protocol (OData) for PHP and MySQL developers working on any platform. The growing popularity of OData is creating new opportunities for developers working with a wide variety of platforms and languages. An ever increasing number…

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Beta of Windows Phone Toolkit for Amazon Web Services released

I am pleased to announce the beta release of the Windows Phone Toolkit for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Built by Microsoft as an open source project, this toolkit provides developers with a speed dial that lets them quickly connect and integrate Windows Phone applications with AWS (S3, SimpleDB, and SQS Cloud Services) To create cloud-connected…


Microsoft at Node Summit

We are excited to be attending and participating at Node Summit in San Francisco this week. Among those Microsoft staffers on site are Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie – who participated on a panel about Platform as a Service this morning and also gave a keynote address – and Gianugo Rabellino, the Senior…

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Windows Azure Libraries for Java Available, including support for Service Bus

Good news for all you Java developers out there: I am happy to share with you the availability of Windows Azure libraries for Java that provide Java-based access to the functionality exposed via the REST API in Windows Azure Service Bus. You can download the Windows Azure libraries for Java from GitHub. This is an early…