Multi-Tenant Metering for Windows Azure Available on Codeplex

New source code has been published that lets you meter tenant-level consumption of various Windows Azure resources such as bandwidth, storage, SQL Azure, and compute. The Cloud Ninja Multi-Tenant Metering Block (CNMB) tenant-level meters, application level aggregates, rich query model based on OData, extensibility to implement customer meters.  It comes with out-of-box meter providers for…

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ISV Video: Social Media Goes Mobile with Glassboard on Azure

You can now share your private data with groups of your friends, coworkers, and those outside your work organization courtesy of a new free product, Glassboard, from social media company Sepia Labs. Users can connect with each other’s Windows Phone, Android, or iPhone. Soon users can connect from within a Silverlight part in Office 365….

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Bind Windows Azure Storage Data Using Java Persistence API

jpa4azure is an ORM (Object Relational Mapper) that binds java objects to Azure Tables, making it very easy for Java developers to leverage Windows Azure Storage from on-premise or cloud applications.  Any intermediate Java developer can take an object model and with some simple annotations be on their way to using Azure as a persistence…

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Sync Framework Toolkit Connects Phones, Desktops, HTML5 to SQL Server, SQL Azure

A new version of Sync Framework Toolkit lets you synchronize data between your Silverlight apps, Windows Phone 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded Handheld, Windows computers, iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Blackberries, and browsers supporting HTML5. The secret is that Sync Framework no longer requires a runtime on client devices. When coupled with use of…

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‘Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games’ Preview on Codeplex

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games allows you to quickly get started building new social games in Windows Azure. The toolkit includes accelerators, libraries, developer tools, and samples that you can use in your own .NET or HTML5 game. The toolkit also enables unique capabilities for social gaming prerequisites, such as storing user profiles,…

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SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone is Now Available

The SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone 7 adds a new SketchFlow template for Expression Blend* users that makes creating a prototype of a Windows Phone app quick and easy. You can download it from here (CodePlex) With this new template you can quickly mockup a Windows Phone app using all the SketchFlow features you already…

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How to Get Started with Software Modeling from Visual Studio 2010 Architecture Tooling Guidance

Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, which is focused on modeling tools, is available on Codeplex. This release includes common usage scenarios, hands on labs, and lessons learned from the community discussions. You can learn about how to architecture your application by either reverse engineering an existing application or starting a new application from…

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Better Together -- Build Phone + Azure Apps with New Toolkit

A new toolkit helps you join Windows Phone applications with Windows Azure. Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 helps ease the building Windows Phone 7 applications that use services running on Windows Azure.  The toolkit provides you with: Binaries for your Windows Phone 7 applications Project templates to optimize new phone application creation Sample…

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New Controls Added to Open Source Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. A new February 2011 update available on Codeplex now includes: TiltEffect PerformanceProgressBar Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Components AutoCompleteBox ContextMenu DatePicker GestureService/GestureListener ListPicker LongListSelector Page Transitions PerformanceProgressBar TiltEffect TimePicker…

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Expose Data as OData Through Web Services

WCF Data Services Toolkit has recently been released to make it easier to expose arbitrary data sources as OData services. Whether you want to wrap OData around an existing API (SOAP/REST/etc.), mash-up SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, re-structure the shape of a legacy database, or expose any other data store you can come…

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