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…

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Windows Azure Supports NIST Use Cases using Java

We’ve been participating in creating a roadmap for adoption of cloud computing throughout the federal government, with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) , an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the United States first federal physical science research laboratory. NIST is also known for publishing the often-quoted Definition of Cloud…

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AppFabric ACS: Single-Sign-On for Active Directory, Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live ID, Facebook & Others

Until today, you had to build your own custom solutions to accept a mix of enterprise and consumer-oriented Web identities for applications in the cloud or anywhere. We heard you and we have built a service to make it simpler. Today at MIX11, we announced a new production version of Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control…


PHP with Microsoft’s OGDI via ADO.NET and REST (OData)

My last post, Microsoft, Interoperability at XML-in-Practice 2009 mentioned a project  called Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) which complements Data.gov by providing an SDK that allows you to easily access publicly available government data. It’s a pretty useful tool to quickly build applications on top of the datasets. I had a couple of questions on…

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New bridge broadens Java and .NET interoperability

[Update: more details from Noelios Technologies as well as a complete tutorial]  Much of the work that we have collaborated on in the past several months has been centered around PHP, but rest assured we have been focused on other technologies as well. Take Java, for example. A big congratulations goes out this week to…

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Viewing public government data with Windows Azure and PHP: a cloud interoperability scenario using REST

  This week Microsoft is participating in the first Gov 2.0 Summit produced by O’Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb in Washington D.C., to explore how technology can enable transparency, collaboration and efficiency in government. Today, we’re pleased to present a cloud interoperability scenario which takes advantage of the recently announced Toolkit for PHP with ADO.NET Data…

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A new bridge for PHP developers to .NET through REST: Toolkit for PHP with ADO.NET Data Services

[Update – March 16, 2010: the toolkit is now called “OData SDK for PHP“, and “ADO.NET Data Services” is now called “WCF Data Services”. Check related posts on OData ]  Today, I’m excited to announce that we are releasing a new project that bridges PHP and.NET. More precisely, we are releasing today the Toolkit for PHP…