Windows Azure Enhanced Capabilities are Available: IaaS, WebSites, Virtual Network, OSS support …

If you have not yet taken the time to watch the keynote from the MeetWindowsAzure event, I encourage you to do it immediately. Some of the features presented and announced include: Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Virtual Machines give you application mobility, allowing you to move your virtual hard disks (VHDs) back and forth between…

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Microsoft Media Platform: Open Source Player Framework

While reading about Windows Azure Media Services, I stumbled upon this link. It’s an open source, robust video player framework for Windows 8, HTML5, Windows Phone, Xbox and other application platforms. The open-source Player Framework supports a long list of advanced features including: Adaptive streaming and advanced playback heuristics via the IIS Smooth Streaming Client…

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Running Hadoop on Windows Azure within minutes!

Today I came across a blog post featuring the process of how to deploy Hadoop environment onto the Windows Azure platform. For those who are not from the HPC (High-Performance Computing) world, Hadoop is an distributed computing platform, based on a Apache Foundation OSS project that supports data-intensive distributed applications. The Hadoop platform includes the…

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Windows Azure Gets Additional Open Source (OSS) Tools & Support

Yesterday some new great tools were just released that enable every developer to fully embrace and leverage the power of the Windows Azure Platform. What was released is a new set of Developer Tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) for PHP developers who want to build modern cloud applications targeting Windows Azure Platform: Windows Azure…

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