Azure Cloud on Ulitzer
Microsoft just released a tool to help you figure out how much money you can
save by switching to Windows Azure from your on-premises solution.
The tool will provide you with a customized estimate of potential cost
savings you (or your company or organization) may achieve by building on the
Windows Azure Platform. Upon completion of the TCO and ROI Calculator profile
analysis, you will be presented with a detailed report which shows estimated
line item costs for an accurate TCO and a 1 to 3 year ROI analysis for you or
your company or organization.
You should not interpret the analysis report you receive as a part of this
process to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft makes no
guarantees regarding the accuracy of any information presented in the report.
You should not view the results of this report as a substitute for engag... (more)
Alin Irimie's Azure Blog
After more than two “azure” months, with lots of new stuff to learn, a
whole new alphabet soup to digest and a dozen or so Microsoft evangelists
trying to navigate us through the plethora of “cloud services” that seem
to pop up every day from Microsoft’s software-making machine, I believe
something is not right with with the way the information is presented to the
public or with the overall Microsoft strategy. Let me explain.
First of all, everybody is using nowadays “cloud” to describe anything
that runs on the web. Cloud is the new buzzword, and Microsoft... (more)
Today Microsoft announced the first Azure Services Platform Developer
Over the next two months, developers will have the opportunity to show off
what they can do on the Azure Services Platform
There are a couple of surprise twists to this challenge. The first twist is
this contest will have three winners – best .NET application, a top PHP
application, and one more we’ll talk about in just a bit. For the .NET
application category, you should build a .NET application running on Windows
Azure using ASP.NET or Silverlight to incorporate additional Azure services
such ... (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
different object ... (more)
Microsoft released a preview of the Windows Azure Service Management API to
help you manage your deployments, hosted services and storage accounts. This
is a REST-based API which users can code against in their toolset of choice
to manage their services. You can find the documentation (along with the
rest of the Windows Azure documentation) here.
This is a REST-based API which uses X509 client certificates for
authentication. Users can upload any valid X509 certificate in .cer format to
the Windows Azure developer portal and then use it as a client certificate
when making API re... (more)