Server Side JavaScript Programming Comes to Windows Azure with Node.js

A holiday update Windows Azure SDK for Node.js can help get you started with server-side JavaScript on Windows Azure. Node.js offers a server side JavaScript programming model ideal for building highly scalable and performant network applications whether on premise or in the cloud. One of its flagship qualities is that it leads you down a…

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ISV Video: Quark Brand Manager Goes Global in the Cloud on Windows Azure

Quark Brand Manager provides distributed sales and marketing teams the opportunity to easily create, customize and deliver brand-compliant marketing materials on-demand. Quark chose Windows Azure for this new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. Marketing manager for Brand Manager Nick Howard and engineering manager Amit Nayar talk with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle about how they chose Windows…

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ISV Case Study: Cloud Storage Gateway Provides Backup into Windows Azure

Whitewater automates enterprise backup to the cloud. The product from Riverbed is a gateway that combines data de-duplication, network optimization, data encryption, and integration with Windows Azure storage services through a single, virtual, or physical appliance. No longer do enterprises need to use tape and move the files from disk to disk. Nor does an…

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ISV Case Study: Add Geo-location with iLink GIS Framework on Windows Azure

By Suresh Warrier Frameworks are pre-built code libraries and well defined business processes that are designed to facilitate software development and implementation of business processes. Developers can use frameworks to speed up the development of solutions and products. iLink Systems provides solution frameworks that are nearly complete solutions of pre-built code that can be used…

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PhoneGap Features Support Windows Phone 7.5

All the features of in the new version of PhoneGap version 1.3 are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in need of a programming environment allowing them to easily deliver the same mobile experience to their users across the various existing and prominent…

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ISV Case Study: Security-Enhanced, Cost-Effective Hybrid Storage with Windows Azure Storage

Enterprises need cost-effective primary storage for a SharePoint, Fileservers, and Virtual machines. And they are turning to a combination on premises storage solutions with Windows Azure storage. StorSimple’s appliance dramatically reduces storage and maintenance costs while helping organizations simplify data storage environments. The Problem How do you store the data you need most often so…

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New December Windows Azure Developer Training Tools, Kits Shows How to Get Started

The new Windows Azure  tools and training kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. The kits support multiple languages and environments such as .Net, Node.js, Java, PHP, and others.   Developer Tools The new Azure site that launched this week includes the Visual Studio tools,…

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New Azure Release Supports Open Source Libraries Node.js, MongoDB, Hadoop, Solr, Memcached

The December release of Windows Azure brings many cool new features including extensive support of open source libraries. An overview of the support was announced on Port 25 on Openness Update for Windows Azure. The announcement includes: We are releasing the Windows Azure SDK for Node.js as open source, available immediately on Github. See Windows…

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New Features, Node.js Support Highlight December Release of Windows Azure

A number of updates and improvements have been unveiled today for Windows Azure that will help you to more easily access Azure and unlock the value of cloud computing as a development platform. Join us tomorrow when senior Microsoft leaders will  how easy it is for developers to get started with Windows Azure in detail…

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Silverlight 5 Released with New Features for Developers

Silverlight 5 has been released. Silverlight 5 adds a ton of new features over what we had with Silverlight 4. These are non-trivial features like a full 3d stack, parsing performance improvements, tons of enhancements to binding and much more. My favorite features have to be Implicit Templates and the XNA-Compatible 3d Stack. The official…

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