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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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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Windows Azure SDK for PHP features Open Source Libraries

Windows Azure SDK for PHP version 3.0 has been released. This Open Source SDK gives PHP developers a “speed dial” library to take full advantage of Windows Azure’s coolest features. On top of many improvements and bug fixes for this version (see the list from Maarten Balliauw’s preview), we’re particularly excited about the new service…

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Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 Available for Download

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains significant fixes and improvements in publishing, in the SuperPreview feature, in file management, extensibility, and in other areas of the program. Visit this site for more information/download Issues that are resolved in this service pack: Fixed several issues to improve product stability. PHP include statements now…

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Expression Web Service Pack Supports HTML5, CSS 3, Expanded PHP, IE9

Microsoft Expression product team has announced Microsoft Expression Web Professional Service Pack 1 (SP1). Many of the enhancements came from customer requests ensuring our technology is keeping pace with current web standards and fully supports new technologies like Internet Explorer (IE) 9. Expression Web 4 SP1 1 provides complete support for HTML 5 in the…

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New Windows Azure and PHP Tutorials

If you’re a PHP developer and new to Windows Azure, here are some updated tutorials and links to several tools.  New Tutorials posted on http://azurephp.interoperabilitybridges.com/, Offloading work to PHP Worker Roles on Windows Azure By craigkitterman Quicksteps to get started with PHP on Windows Azure by jassand Windows Azure tools for PHP updated to align…

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Join WebMatrix Launch Online at CodeMash Thursday

Microsoft is holding the inaugural launch for a new product, Microsoft WebMatrix at the CodeMash event in Sandusky, Ohio on January 13, 2011. Register to attend the event online at http://web.ms/enter About Web Matrix Microsoft WebMatrix is a new web development tool that makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site. Start…

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Tutorial Helps You Target PHP Apps to Windows Azure Using Eclipse

Microsoft Interoperability Technical Strategy team is shipping a new Community Technology Preview (October 2010 CTP) of the Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse for PHP. This Eclipse plug-in provides PHP developers using Eclipse with tools to create and deploy web applications targeting Windows Azure. Brian Swan has developed a complete tutorial “Using the Windows Azure Tools…

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New Tools, SDKs Expand Choices for PHP Developers Targeting Windows Azure

A new set of developer tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs) make it easier for PHP developers who want to build applications for Windows Azure. The new tool named, Windows Azure Companion, was among other tools that integrate with Eclipse and Windows Azure. The tools and SDKs were announced at the Open Source India conference,…

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Opportunity to Provide Feedback to the SQL Server PHP Team

The PHP team in the SQL Server Connectivity team is looking for feedback. By providing feedback to the team they can review your collective priorities. The team received a significant amount of feedback in the October 2009 survey.  The team responded by delivering a PDO driver in v2.0. The survey should take less than 10…

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