Django now available on Windows Azure

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Django is now available in the Windows Azure Web Application Gallery. Once you are logged into the Management portal, you will need to create a new site “from gallery” as shown below You can find the entire tutorial here. Enjoy!

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Eight Reasons C# is the Best Language for Mobile Development

The statisticians behind the Popularity of Programming Languages (PYPL) index have named C# the language of the year for 2012. Their data shows that C# popularity grew by 2.3 percent in 2012, more than any other programming language during the same period. What accounts for the growth of C# in 2012? Well, the launch of…

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Series of Posts on Azure Security

My colleague Bruce Kyle has put together a view into how you can secure your application in Windows Azure. He’s pulled together information from hundreds of pages to provide you with a how-to guide on developing your application in a secure way on Windows Azure. This six-part series describes the threats, how you can respond,…

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Just Released: Windows Phone 7 Guidance – patterns & practices

Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of: A case study for Building Advanced Windows Phone Applications Building Testable Windows Phone Applications Developing a Windows Phone Application using the MVVM Pattern Resources: >> Go to Patterns & Practices: Windows Phone Guidance Home on MSDN >> On Codeplex: http://wp7guide.codeplex.com

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Openness Update for Windows Azure

What an exiting release it is! The December release of Windows Azure brings many cool new features including extensive support of open source libraries like Node.js, MongoDB, Hadoop, Solr, Memcached. You can find an overview of the support was announced on Port 25 on Openness Update for Windows Azure. We understand that there are many…

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Windows Azure 12/12/11 Announcement

Earlier yesterday, Microsoft announced a number of updates and improvements to Windows Azure that will help developers to more easily access Windows Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Additionally, today, senior Microsoft leaders will participate in a broadcast event: Learn Windows Azure to demonstrate how easy it is for…

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Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Read the announcement here. For years the Enterprise Library application blocks have helped developers address the typical cross-cutting concerns of enterprise development (such as diagnostic logging, data validation, and exception handing). With over 3.5 million downloads, they take a prominent place in the toolbox of a modern .NET developer. The good news is that most…

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Improved Developer Experience, Interoperability, and Scalability on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure team has announced multiple updates to Windows Azure that improve ease of use, interoperability, and overall value. From the post: Key Highlights: New Developer Experience and Enhanced Interoperability—Access to Windows Azure libraries for .NET, Java, and Node.js is now available under Apache 2 open source license and hosted on GitHub, a new…

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Silverlight 5 Released

Silverlight 5 has been released. Silverlight 5 adds a ton of new features over what we had with Silverlight 4. Silverlight is part of a rich offering of technologies from Microsoft helping developers deliver applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Download Silverlight 5, a free plug-in less than 7 MB in size that…

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Learn Windows Azure Event

Join us LIVE from the Microsoft Redmond Campus to learn how to get started building applications for the cloud from Microsoft technical leaders Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich. The entire event is being streamed live by Channel 9. The event begins at 9 am Pacific (noon Eastern) on December 13. Register for Learn…

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