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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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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Drupal 7 Is Out. Runs On Windows Azure, Windows Server, & MS SQL Server!

Earlier this month, Drupal 7 was released.  Drupal 7 is a "friendly and powerful content management platform for building nearly any kind of website: from blogs and micro-sides to collaborative social communities” (from the Drupal site).  Over the past couple of years, through collaboration with the Drupal community, Microsoft has worked to help enable support…

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David Chou Shares How To Run Java With GlassFish in Windows Azure

Most of the developer talk around Windows Azure seems to be focused on .NET-based applications.  However, Azure is open to running all sorts of different application platforms. On the Connected Show, Dmitry and I have dedicated quite a bit of air time to running PHP within Azure.  Last year, we had an interview with the…

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