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.”
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The July CTP of the Windows Azure SDK and Tools was just released. Download
What’s new in the Windows Azure SDK?
The Windows Azure SDK supports developing and deploying services containing
multiple web and worker roles. A service must include at least one role, of
either type, and may include zero or more web roles, and zero or more worker
roles. The new PowershellRole sample hosts the Powershell runtime within a
Windows Azure role. It demonstrates a simple remote console web role as well
as a worker role whose implementation is a Powershell script. The host also
The Windows Azure Platform training kit was updated with new SQL Azure
content in the August release of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.
Many of the existing labs and presentations were also updated, in line with
recent developments of the platform.
The kit now includes:
Hands On Labs Building Windows Azure Services Windows Azure Native Code
Windows Azure and PHP Getting Started with Windows Azure Storage Using
Windows Azure Tables Building ASP.NET MVC Applications with Windows Azure -
New Building ASP.NET Web Form Applications with Windows Azure - New Migrating
Amazon Web Services announced today a limited public beta of Virtual Private
Cloud (Amazon VPC), a service that makes it possible for customers to create
their own logically isolated set of Amazon EC2 instances to connect to their
existing network over a secured VPN connection. With this, Amazon is taking a
major step in making its cloud computing services even more
enterprise-friendly than they already were.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels published a detailed blog post regarding this
service, in which he acknowledges that enterprises tend to find it
challenging to transition applicat... (more)
SQL Azure Migration Wizard helps you migrate your local SQL Server 2005 /
2008 databases into SQL Azure. The wizard walks you through the selection of
your SQL objects, creates SQL scripts suitable for SQL Azure, and allows you
to edit / deploy to SQL Azure.
The SQL Azure Migration Wizard (SQLAzureMW) will let you identify a SQL
Server 2005 / 2008 database that you want to migrate to SQL Azure or select
an existing SQL file that has the commands you want to execute against SQL
If your source is a SQL Server database, SQLAzureMW will walk you through the
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