Wikieexplorer running on Windows Azure

Dotnetsolutions, a Microsoft Gold partner from the the UK have just finished porting their “Wikieexplorer” application to run on Windows Azure. Behind the scenes, a set of Windows Azure background processes have re-organized the millions on Wiki entries from the Wikipedia database into a form which can be easily navigated by their explorer tool which is again powered by a set of Windows Azure processes.

By entering a term such as “England”, it will create a map off all the related terms which you could then navigate.


You can test out their application at

Comments (3)

  1. Kris says:

    Awesome. But why did they not make the app a Silverlight app instead WPF?

  2. neilhut says:

    Clearly there are advantages to using WPF in certain scenarios. Do you want to store information on the disk, do you want to run this as a stand alone application, do you want access to specfic 3D capabilities.

    In the case of they choose WPF as the solution, but I am sure that they could quickly support a SL version of the same application.