Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 3) Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 Apps – ASP.NET Web API

Abstract: Back for part 3 in their series for “Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 apps”, Peter Laudati, Brian Hitney and Andrew Duthie show us how easy it is to host services built with the ASP.NET Web API using the new Windows Azure Web Sites feature. Check out the full article…

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Windows Azure Mobile Services releases HTML5 client!

Windows Azure Mobile Services is a service platform that is part of Windows Azure. The team focuses on delivering valuable services to mobile app developers, on any platform. Their services include: 1. Easy server side data storage with service side logic/code 2. Easy schedule script execution on server side 3. Integration into cross platform Notification…

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Bing Maps Mashup in Dark Skies

I’ve gotten a few requests about how to do a mashup in Dark Skies … so, thought I’d do a blog post on how it was put together.  First, what’s a mashup?   A mashup is an application that combines data from multiple sources into what is, hopefully, a more useful or interesting way to view…

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Many Windows Azure Updates

The great thing about becoming a devices and services company is that we can now engineer in monthly intervals instead of yearly intervals. In the old days, when you had to ship software on plastic disks, we would plan on ship cycles that take years to finish, most typically a three year cycle for major…

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How the cloud could have saved SimCity, and what you can learn from it

Let’s get this part out of the way. I am a big SimCity fan! SimCity 1 was the first boxed game I  ever bought for a computer. Prior to this I had purchased some games at the local Radio Shack that were packaged in freezer bags. My friends and I would huddle around the computer…

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Announcing Android Support for Mobile Services

I’m extremely excited to announce the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services. Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging(GCM) and more in the form of a native Java SDK. This SDK joins the Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, and iOS…

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Compressing as Individual Files in Folder

Let’s see how long it takes Jim Christopher to jump in with a better PowerShell solution.  🙂 I had a directory full of .avi files that contains RAW, uncompressed data at 60fps from a camera (for astroimaging).   Even capturing just a few minutes of data amasses  over 10GB of data:       No wonder…

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