Partners Offer Data-as-a-Service, Open Source Applications, Linux on Windows Azure

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. has been working closely with the Windows Azure team to explore openness and taking interoperability to a new level. Gianugo describes several announcements in his Port 25 blog post: You can now use software from a new set of data services such as MySQL, CouchDB, and Apache Solr. Microsoft is partnering…

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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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Samples, Tool Helps You Convert SQL Lite to SQL Server Compact for Phone Apps

A database conversion tool help you convert you SQLite database to SQL Server Compact. The tool and examples combined with previous extensive guides (for Android, iPhone, and Symbian Qt) to accelerate your ramp up time and improve your experience in porting apps to Windows Phone from iPhone and Android. More information about the tool can…

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Symbian Devs Get Started on Windows Phone with New Microsoft, Nokia Tools

Microsoft and Nokia have announced guidance, training, and technical mapping for Nokia Symbian developers to learn Windows Phone and have built a great package to help developers get started. This package contains the following tools and documentation to help along the path to learning Windows Phone development: The “Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application…

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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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Windows Azure Supports NIST Standards Acceleration for Cloud Computing

Microsoft is participating in the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) initiative to jumpstart the adoption of cloud computing standards called Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing, (SAJACC).The goal is to formulate a roadmap for adoption of high-quality cloud computing standards. One way they do this is by providing working examples…

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CTP for Single Sign-On Extends Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 for SAML 2.0

Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) v3.5 Extension for SAML 2.0 Protocol enables .NET developers to build applications for the enterprise and government that require SAML 2.0 Protocol support and interoperate with identity services on a wide variety of platforms. The community preview was announced at Tech•Ed and on the team blog at Announcing the WIF Extension…

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WebSockets Prototype Updated in HTML5 Labs, Works with Firefox, Jetty

Today the Interoperability team released the fourth update to the WebSockets prototype on our HTML5 Labs site, bringing the implementation in line with the recently released WebSockets 07 Protocol Specification. This latest release updates both the server and client prototype implementations based on 07 specification. The majority of the changes in this update are around…

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Tool Helps iPhone Developers Move to Windows Phone

A new “API mapping tool” to help iPhone developers port applications to Windows Phone 7. For current mapping, we started with three popular categories (Network / Internet, User Interface and Data Management) and mapped them to Windows Phone 7 API. Don’t expect a mapping for all of the APIs, simply because the platforms are built…

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How to Get Started with Java, Tomcat on Windows Azure

Step-by-step instructions on building a Java application in Eclipse and installing it on Windows Azure have been published in the Interoperability Bridges and Labs Center. The post by Ben Lobaugh shows how you can take advantage of the high availability and scalability of the Windows Azure cloud using Java on Eclipse. The post will walk…

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