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
includes the CloudDrive sample snap-in to provide access to Windows Azure
Storage from script.
What’s new in Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio
New project creation dialog Support for developing and deploying services
containing multiple web and worker roles. A service may contain zero or more... (more)
Some time ago I wrote an article about Windows Azure. The reaction to the
article was mixed - some agree with the “cloud” confusion and the lack of
release dates, others (mostly Microsoft guys) asking for more time so the
technologies will evolve; and last but not least people trying to explain how
I don’t really understand Windows Azure and related technologies (to those,
actually that was one of the points of the article - too much confusion).
So I find myself after six months since the release of Windows Azure looking
at the same things as before. First, the “cloud” confusion. ... (more)
Buried under the buzz around Windows 7 RC release, here’s an important
update from Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate.
Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows operating system to be offered
for only 64-bit processors. And Windows Server 2008 R2 can now support up to
256 logical processor cores for a single operating system instance, including
enhancements in Hyper-V virtual machines which are able to address up to 32
logical cores in a single VM. These improvements not only guarantee more bang
for your server hardware buck, but also offer better reliability w... (more)
Microsoft announced the rebranding of SQL Services to SQL Azure. SQL Server
is the data platform of Windows Server so it made sense to align the name of
the relational database platform of Windows Azure, SQL Azure. SQL Azure is
built on the SQL Server technology foundation which delivers relational
database capabilities in the cloud. The next CTP of now SQL Azure will be in
August. You can, however, get started today with SQL Express. Over the next
days there will be more details about SQL Azure, including posting the first
round of SQL Azure Database documentation to MSDN. Also ... (more)
Until this week, using the Windows Azure CTP meant signing up and then
waiting a couple of days for an invitation code to arrive by email. No more.
You can now register for access and receive an invitation code right there on
the spot. No email, no waiting, no excuses.
Go register now and build something cool!
(Via Steve Marx.)
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