Windows Azure + Node.js => anode : An Experiment

I just saw a pretty cool video posted up on Channel 9. Elad Ben-Israel and Saar Yahalom from Microsoft Israel have been cooking up an interesting experiment in their development lair.  They have built an experimental platform for rapidly prototyping web apps on Windows Azure using node.js. They are calling it “anode”. You can watch…

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Get Started with Node.js + Windows Azure: Resources

I previously posted the recordings of a Node.js + Windows Azure presentation I gave at the NY Alt.NET user group in January 2012. As a follow-up, here is a bookmark-able post of Node + Azure resources. Want to get started with Node.js on Azure yourself? First, go NOW and get a free 90-day Windows Azure…

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Windows Azure + Node.js at NY Alt.NET

On January 25, 2012, I gave a presentation at the NY Alt.NET user group about running Node.js on Windows Azure.  It was the first time I’ve given a presentation on Node, so I was a little concerned the talk might be a little rough around the edges.  Luckily I managed to escape without any tomatoes…

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New Developer Centers on WindowsAzure.com

On December 10, 2011, a new version of WindowsAzure.com went live.  There are many improvements and a ton of new things to check out.  My teammate Jim O’Neil recently covered a key improvement in getting started with The New, Improved No-Risk Windows Azure Trial.  (Do read it as a step 1 to this post!)  In…

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OneNote + SkyDrive + Windows Phone == Migraine Cure?!

I don’t watch TV that often. But when I do, it’s usually via a DVR where I skip through the commercials.  So, I’m normally oblivious to whatever the trendy ads are that people are talking about at the water cooler.  There’s one exception to my advertising avoidance:  Football.  The only ads I ever see on…

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Joomla Day NYC 2011 Re-Cap

Joomla! Day NYC 2011 was hosted in the Microsoft NYC office over the weekend of October 21st through October 23rd. A Joomla!Day is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community. It is like a “code camp” for those interested in learning about, or contributing to, Joomla!. The New York event was one…

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Java on Windows Azure from Jazoon 2011

Note: This post is a bit delayed (been sitting in my drafts folder for WAY too long!) but I’ve had a few folks requesting my slides from my talk at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, so here it is… Back in June, I had the privilege of speaking at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Jazoon…

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Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge On A Mac

Last week, I announced the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament with $5000 at stake for first prize. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is a coding contest in which you develop a “bot” to play the game of Rock Paper Scissors against other contestants’ bots.  The RPA Challenge also gives you an opportunity to learn more…

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Scaling PHP on Windows Azure with new SDK and Sample Kits

I’m currently attending the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, Illinois this week with a couple of my Microsoft colleagues, including Craig Kitterman, Mark Brown, and Brian Prince.  Tek is a conference where great minds from the PHP community come together to share some great content. One of the common themes I’ve been witnessing across many…

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Cory Fowler, a Windows Azure MVP, on Installing PHP on Windows Azure

Just caught wind of a great blog post by Cory Fowler, a Windows Azure expert and one of our Windows Azure MVPs, posted to the Port 25 – Canada blog.  It is “Part 1” of a multi-part blog series on, "Installing PHP on Windows Azure leveraging Full IIS Support". Cory is a new contributor for…

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