Please post questions on the forums

Recently our team received several emails asking questions about Windows Azure Platform. We welcome your questions, and we’re glad to help you. But we’d like to state that before sending emails to our team, it is recommended to post the question on the forums. Below we’ll list several benefits you’ll get by posting the question…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Sample source code and updated live demonstration now available

We’re happy to announce the source code for the Azure + Bing Maps sample is now available on 1Code. You can download the C# version from http://1code.codeplex.com/releases/view/59639#DownloadId=201758, and the VB version from http://1code.codeplex.com/releases/view/59639#DownloadId=201818. Note to build and run the sample, you must provide your own account information, such as Windows Azure, SQL Azure, AppFabric, Bing…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Creating a Windows Phone Client

  This is the 12th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Introduction In our previous post, we created a Silverlight client which accesses our cloud service, and…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Creating a Silverlight Client

  This is the 11th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Introduction In our previous posts, we have created a complete web application, with a cloud service…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Federated authentication with AppFabric ACS and Windows Live Messenger Connect

  This is the 10th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Introduction After reading our previous posts, you can now store spatial data in SQL Azure, access…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Accessing OData Services from AJAX Clients

This is the 9th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Introduction The last post focused on the client side. We described how to display structured data with…

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A Common Scenario of Multi-instances in Windows Azure

A Common Scenario of Multi-instances in Windows Azure – A tiny simulative search engine using Lucene.Net. Introduction   In many scenarios, massive computing and storage capability is a must. Windows Azure has extremely strong computing and storage power. With its pay-as-you-go pricing model, we can run multi-instances in Windows Azure to meet the requirement of…

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How to use Lucene.Net in Windows Azure

How to use Lucene.Net in Windows Azure   What is Lucene Apache Lucene is a free/open source information retrieval software library, originally created in Java by Doug Cutting. It is supported by the Apache Software Foundation and is released under the Apache Software License. What is Lucene.Net Lucene.Net is a source code, class-per-class, API-per-API and algorithmatic port of the Java Lucene search engine to the C# and .NET…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Displaying structured data in rich HTML applications with jQuery Templates

This is the 8th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Introduction Our previous post described how to work with Bing Maps in a rich HTML application. A…

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Azure + Bing Maps: Working with Bing Maps in a rich HTML application

This is the 7th article in our “Bring the clouds together: Azure + Bing Maps” series. You can find a preview of live demonstration on http://sqlazurebingmap.cloudapp.net/. For a list of articles in the series, please refer to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windows-azure-support/archive/2010/08/11/bring-the-clouds-together-azure-bing-maps.aspx. Update: Now that Bing Maps AJAX SDK 7.0 is released, this post has been updated to provide…

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