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Alin Irimie

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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 Applications to Windows Azure - New Introduction to SQL Azure - New Migrating Databases to SQL Azure - New Building Your First SQL Azure App - New Introduction to the .NET Service Bus Building Hybrid Applications - New Presentations Azure Platform Overview What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure Stora... (more)

Windows Azure CDN Pricing

The Windows Azure CDN enhances end user performance and reliability by placing copies of data, at various points in a network, so that they are distributed closer to the user. The Windows Azure CDN today delivers many Microsoft products – such as Windows Update, Zune videos, and Bing Maps - which customers know and use every day. By adding the CDN to Windows Azure capabilities, this large-scale network is available to all Windows Azure customers. To date, this service has been available at no charge. Today, the pricing was announced for the Windows Azure CDN for all billing peri... (more)

When Are We Going To Have an SLA for Microsoft Azure?

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)

Windows Azure PHP Development Kit

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 ... (more)

SQL Data Services: Your Database in the Cloud

One thing in the Microsoft cloud I find really interesting is SQL Data Services and Huron/Data Hub - SQL cloud sync service, one of the “cloud” offerings I believe has lots of potential and will really make sharing of data in the cloud so much easier. I had the pleasure to sit down and talk about this subject with Liam Cavanagh, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, with the SDS/Huron team, and get some insights about the current state and the future of this remarkable new technology. In this article I’ll talk about SQL Data Services, and I’ll follow up with one about Data Hub/Huron... (more)