Here’s the reading/news that we came across this week…
- NOW Available: Windows Azure Toolkit for Android: I loved Wade Wegner's comment on Twitter this week: "Yes, hell froze over. We shipped the Windows #Azure Toolkit for #Android yesterday..."
- Memcached in Windows Azure: Steve Marx announces two new NuGet packages and explains how they work.
- Cloud Tools for iPhone/iPad/iTouch: I haven't fully checked this out yet, but it looks interesting...Windows Azure management for mobile devices.
- Number of Roles Allowed in Windows Azure Deployments Increased to 25: The Windows Azure team announces an increase in the maximum number of roles allowed in a deployment (from 5 to 25).
- Accessing a Service on the Windows Azure Service Bus from Windows Phone 7: Michael Collier goes through the why and how of accessing a service on the Azure Service Bus from WP7.
- SQL Azure - Establishing a Linked Server to Azure: A walkthrough of the tricky task of setting up a linked server between a SQL Server 2008 instance and a SQL Azure instance.
- Why do I need a Clustered Index? An older post, but a good one for understanding why tables in SQL Azure needs clustered indexes.
- Windows Azure Scoped Library: No more navigating the MSDN maze for Azure-specific content - it's all made available via this scoped library.
- Importing and Exporting Data for SQL Azure: Buck Woody explores options for importing and exporting data to and from SQL Azure.
- Displaying a List of Blobs via your browser (Year of Azure Week 9): A quick tip that highlights REST access to Windows Azure blobs.