Monthly Archive: January 2009

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WEBCAST FOLLOW UP: Discover the Windows Azure Services Platform

Thanks to all of those who attended my MSDN webcast entitled “Discover the Windows Azure Services Platform” that I delivered on January 28th (click here to see a reply of the webcast).  I had a pretty lively audience who asked some great questions! There was one question in particular that was asked by an attendee around and issue he was experiencing with .NET Services that I promised to get an answer to by pinging some...

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COOL SAMPLE: Wikipedia Explorer built on WPF and Windows Azure

Dot Net Solutions recently released a new version of its Wikipedia Explorer application built on top of Windows Azure. The project is about visualizing relationships between documents within Wikipedia and features a cool user interface built on Windows Presentation Foundation. To learn more about this great sample application, head over to Dot Net Solutions’ website.  You can actually download and run the application (via ClickOnce) here.

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Azure Issue Tracker Sample Application (Standard Edition) Released On CodePlex

The Azure Issue Tracker application is a sample application that allows users to capture and track various types of issues. This sample demonstrates a real-world SaaS architecture and scenario using the Azure Services Platform to perform federation and multi-tenancy. Technologies used include the Access Control service (part of .NET Services) as well as SQL Data Services (part of SQL Services). This sample is being released in two versions: Standard and Enterprise. The Standard version allows...

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President-Elect Obama’s Inauguration to be streamed online using Silverlight

powered by  What great news!  The historic inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama will be streamed LIVE using Silverlight, our online Rich Internet Application (RIA) and media platform, via the Presidential Inaugural Committee website on January 20th.  For those of you who followed the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, you witnessed first hand and what our Silverlight technology can do in the online media arena!  This is a great time for our country and a very exciting...

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Updated Windows Azure and Tools for Visual Studio SDKs Recently Released

The Azure Services Platform Team has recently released an update to the Windows Azure SDK and Visual Studio Tools. These latest releases are available here: Windows Azure SDK: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=130232 Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=128752 The updated SDKs include: Bug and performance fixes Improved integration with Visual Studio Performance improvements with execution and debugging scenarios Improvements to Storage Client and ASP.Net provider samples Added support to debug Silverlight in a web role

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