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New revamped Windows Azure released and new Windows Azure SDK v1.7(JUNE 2012)

June 8, 2012 .NET, .NET Framework, All, AppFabric, ASP.NET MVC, Azure, Azure SDK, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, Media Services, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, SQL Azure, ToolKits, Visual Studio SDK, VisualStudio, VS11, VS2010, VS2012, WCF, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windowz Azure No comments

Microsoft has made significant changes to existing Windows Azure to make it more user friendly and customer friendly. The new Windows Azure was officially released in an online event Meet Windows Azure (MeetWindowsAzure.com) , in this event ScottGu(Microsoft VP)  has walked us through the new Windows Azure features.

You can have a quick look at ScottGu’s blog for interesting features available in new Windows Azure.

Visit http://www.windowsazure.com to have a quick look at the features of new Windows Azure website.

Development Tools and How to’s for different programming languages

You can download necessary tools for development at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/downloads/

Recommend reading Phani Kumar’s blog on Windows Azure http://allthingsazure.com/ ,  is a good repository of latest information on Windows Azure.

That’s all for now.

 

Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

January 10, 2012 .NET, .NET Framework, All, Azure, Gaming, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windowz Azure No comments

Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games

Image Courtesy: http://watgames.codeplex.com/ 

The Windows Azure Toolkit(WAT) for Social Games is a set of guidance, samples, and tools that helps developers quickly get started building a casual or social game on Windows Azure.

You can use use WAT for building Scalable Social gaming applications that utilizes the Power of Cloud – Windows Azure.

WAT for Social Games having the following features for Quickly building a Social Gaming application.

  • a set of Ready to use Architecture
    • Starting a Game
    • Playing a Game
    • Game Logic
    • Friends, Invites, and Notifications
    • Leaderboard
  • a set of Ready to use Server APIs
    • Authentication Service
    • Event Service
    • Game Service
    • User Service
    • Game Queue Blob
    • Game Blob
  • It also include a ready use Template for Building a Social Gaming application.
  • Source code of the Sample Game www.tankster.net , built using WAT for Social Games.

Download the latest release of the Toolkit here.

You can look through the following links for more information

http://watgames.codeplex.com/documentation

 

Informative blogs about How Tankster is built?, which will help you in formulate your own logic from the scratch.

Hope this was helpful.

 

Also you can checkout Windows Azure Toolkit’s for other applications.

 

Information Courtesy : DPE(Developer Platform Evangelism) – Microsoft, CodePlex.com

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update

June 3, 2011 .NET, All, AppFabric, Azure, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services, CodeName "Dallas", General, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, SQL Azure, ToolKits No comments

Hey tech world here is the new update for Windows Azure Platform Training Kit.

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and the Windows Azure AppFabric.

What is new in May 2011 Update?

The May 2011 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit contains a few updated hands-on labs. Some of the specific changes with this release of the training kit include:

  • [Updated] Building Windows Azure Application with Cache Service lab updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Rafiki demo updated to the production release of the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service
  • [Updated] Working with Drives exercise added to the Exploring Windows Azure Storage lab
  • [Updated] Caching Content from Hosted Services exercise added to the Windows Azure Content Delivery Networks lab
  • Applied several minor fixes in content and updated Service Bus labs to the new portal experience

Download Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – May Update (Microsoft Download Center)

Information Courtesy: Microsoft Download Center

Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7

April 17, 2011 .NET, All, Azure, General, Microsoft, Mobile-Development, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windowz Azure No comments

Today I was searching for good resources for Windows Phone 7 application development and I came across a cool set of libraries in Codeplex.com.

What is Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7?

The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.

The toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure, class libraries optimized for use on the phone, sample applications, and documentation.

You can get the latest version of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7  from codeplex @ <a href=”/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com” ” target=”_blank”>http://watoolkitwp7.codeplex.com/

Current version  of Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone 7 -v1.1.0, Mar 23 2011 Release

Released: Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Update & Other Updates

February 5, 2011 .NET, .NET Framework, ADO.NET, All, C#.NET, General, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, ToolKits, VisualStudio, VS2010, Windows, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone SDK 1 comment

There are few updates from Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools Update, Windows Azure, & Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers – RTM Refresh. Check it out.

Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

January 2011 Update to the Windows Phone Developer Tools providing bug fixes, a new emulator, and utilities. This update is composed of two installation files and includes the contents of the deprecated October 2010 Update.
HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK w/ SP1

The Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 SDK was designed to provide the tools and content necessary to write parallel applications for the Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 platform. The zip files are subject to the license terms for the SDK.
Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for Developers – RTM Refresh

This Windows Phone 7 Training Kit for developers will give you a jumpstart into the new Windows Phone world by providing you with a step-by-step explanation of the tools to use and some key concepts for programming Windows Phones.
Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.3

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes the Windows Azure SDK, extends Visual Studio 2010 to enable the creation, configuration, building, debugging, running, packaging and deployment of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure.
Windows Azure Platform Training Kit

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content to help you learn how to use Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric.
Web Camps Training Kit

Janaury 2011 release of the Web Camps Training Kit

Thanks to Microsoft Download Center