April Updates to the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse– Azure SDK 2.3, Tomcat 8, New Zulu versions, and more!

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., has now published the Azure Toolkit for Eclipse (by Microsoft Open Technologies) – April 2014 release. This update accompanies the release of Azure SDK 2.3, which is a pre-requisite. You will be offered the option to install it automatically when you create the first project after installing the toolkit. This release…

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The Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, July 2013 Preview is ready!

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc., has released a new update to the Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse. The July 2013 Preview includes a number of enhancements that make it easier for Eclipse developers to work with Windows Azure. July 2013 Enhancements For the July release, we’ve added an auto option for the Windows Azure Storage account…

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Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java – November 2012 Preview

I’m pleased to announce the availability of a major update to our Eclipse tooling, the “Windows Azure Toolkit for Eclipse, November 2012 Preview (version 1.8.0)”. This release accompanies the release of the Windows Azure SDK v1.8, as well as the AMQP 1.0 messaging protocol support in Windows Azure Service Bus, and exposes a number of…

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Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java – August 2012 Preview

Gearing up for back to school, the Microsoft Open Technologies Inc. team has been busy updating the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java. This August 2012 Preview update includes some feedback-driven usability enhancements in existing features along with number additional bug fixes since the July 2012 Preview. The principal enhancements are the following: Inside…

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Eclipse Plugin for Java Developers on Windows Azure

I’m pleased to announce the availability of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java (by Microsoft Open Technologies), June 2012 CTP. This has been the most ambitious and technically complex update we’ve had, focusing on improving the ease of creating projects, deploying apps to the cloud, and simplifying developers’ programmatic access to various services…

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Openness Update for Windows Azure

As Microsoft’s Senior Director of Open Source Communities, I couldn’t be happier to share with you today an update on a wide range of Open Source developments on Windows Azure. As we continue to provide incremental improvements to Windows Azure, we remain committed to working with developer communities. We’ve spent a lot of time listening,…


Windows Gets Eclipse Platform Improvements

Today, David Green at Tasktop posted a blog about the latest Eclipse platform improvements for Windows. As part of Tasktop’s ongoing partnership with Microsoft, they’ve been working hard to bring two more Eclipse platform improvements for Windows this year: Desktop Search and Glass. You can read more about both of these improvements here. We look…

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Building Java applications on Windows Azure gets easier with the new version of the Eclipse plugin

I’m pleased to announce that the June 2011 CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java is now available for download. As the project manager and designer behind our Java tooling efforts for Windows Azure,  I invite you to take a look at our latest release and share your feedback…

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New features in the April 2011 CTP the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java

In case you missed the previous announcement, the plugin adds to Eclipse a set of wizards and dialogs which guide the Java developer through the configuration of all relevant projects settings when targeting Windows Azure. The plugin builds on top of the Windows Azure Starter Kit for Java, which is primarily a command-line toolset based…

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Microsoft Interoperability at EclipseCon 2011

I’ve just returned from EclipseCon 2011, in wet and less than usually sunny Santa Clara California, and it’s been definitely a jam packed and busy event with a lot of things going on. Interoperability @ Microsoft was a Bronze Sponsor for the event and we also had a session, “Open in the Cloud:- Building, Deploying…

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