Microsoft announced at TechEd India — a show running simultaneously with
TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, a new software development kit for people
interested in building apps in PHP for Windows Azure cloud.
The PHP SDK for Windows Azure, a.k.a. PHPAzure, is an open source project,
available for download from Microsoft CodePlex. The SDK provides consistent
programming model for Windows Azure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues).
Program Manager, Peter Galli, said Microsoft also is announcing “the launch
of a series of projects that offer samples and a toolkit that enable PHP
developers to include Silverlight controls, Microsoft Virtual Earth maps and
IE Webslices and Accelerators in PHP web applications; as well as
automatically generated a simple Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) PHP
application from a table in SQL Server.”
A Technology Preview of the PHP SDK for Windows Az... (more)
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), announced that it has formed
a group dedicated to addressing the need for open management standards for
cloud computing. The “Open Cloud Standards Incubator” will work to
develop a set of informational specifications for cloud resource management.
No specific standards currently exist for enabling interoperability between
private clouds within enterprises and hosted or public cloud providers.
DMTF’s Open Cloud Standards Incubator will focus on addressing these issues
by developing cloud resource management protocols, packaging formats ... (more)
Microsoft released ASP .NET MVC for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you can find
the installer on CodePlex. Many of the new Visual Studio 2010 features
intended to support the TDD workflow fit very nicely with ASP.NET MVC, which
ScottGu will describe in an upcoming blog post.
If you run into problems with the installer, try out this troubleshooting
guide by Jacques, the developer who did the installer work and do provide
You’ll notice that the installer says this is ASP.NET MVC 1.1, but as the
readme notes point out, this is really ASP.NET MVC 1.0 retargeted for Visual
As PcMagazine put it, “uQuery is to the App Store what Google is to the
Web”. After allowing people to create an account and mark the applications
they like or they own, today, even more good news: uQuery, just released a
WordPress plugin allowing you to easily display an iPhone/iPod Touch
application details in your blog. It is easy to use, you just need to know
the app store application ID, which you can find it on uQuery.com (the number
in the URL when you go to an application page).
If you don’t have a WordPress blog, you can still create a widget yourself,
by clicking on “... (more)
Azure Cloud on Ulitzer
PDC 2009 is an exciting event the Windows Azure community. Microsoft will
begin the Windows Azure platform transition from a CTP to business. For your
planning purposes, this post maps out the key stages of that transition that
you should be aware of.
At PDC 2009, on November 17th, 2009, a number of new features in Windows
Azure will be made available for the first time. The CTP will remain open
through December 31st, allowing you to experiment with the full feature
platform and to give any final feedback. Beginning January 2010, new
customers will have ... (more)