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…


3500 Code Samples at Your Fingertips

Code samples are developers’ favorite asset.   In partnership with MSDN Samples Gallery team, we just released a new Sample Browser applications –  a new way for developers to search, download and enjoy 3500 code samples at their fingertips. The 3500 code samples are from MSDN Samples Gallery, including 800+ Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework samples, 480+…


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…


Code Walkthroughs Show How to Write Interactive Graphics in HTML5, SVG, JavaScript

If you are interested in seeing how gaming applications are written in HTML5 and JavaScript, take a look at these two posts. Each post includes an overview and code walkthrough. Dan Catuhe has written a couple posts that shows how you can use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build graphically interactive applications. Game App Using…


Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit Updated

Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit has been updated. The toolkit offers developers additional controls for Windows Phone application development, designed to match the rich user experience of the Windows Phone 7. The kit includes: Complete C# source code Open Source Microsoft Public License Components in the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit GestureService/GestureListener ContextMenu DatePicker TimePicker…

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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…


‘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,…


SharePoint 2010 Guidance, Examples, Reusable Library, Reference Implementations

A white paper, Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010, contains guidance documentation, detailed examples, and a reusable class library. These resources help solution developers and architects make the right decisions and follow proven practices when designing and developing applications for Microsoft SharePoint 2010. The guidance focuses on the building blocks that every developer needs to understand…


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…


Upgrade Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server

With modern features like state-of-the-art version control, integrated bug tracking and flexible build automation, Team Foundation Server 2010 ensures the delivery of quality software faster. The reality of Visual SourceSafe (VSS) is that it fails to meet many of these modern requirements and has clearly reached the end of its evolution. No new VSS versions,…