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Miami 311: Built on Windows Azure
This is a cool use of Azure. The city of Miami tool their “311” data around potholes, trash pickup issues, recycling issues, broken sidewalks and the like and put that data in Azure. The next step is that they leveraged Bing Maps and Silverlight to visualize those issues spread on a map of the city. The solution takes advantage of virtually unlimited storage and processing power, provides the ability to quickly address service requests and implement updates even during peak times such as hurricane ......

Posted On Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:50 AM

Microsoft Contributing More to OSS
I’m all excited – Microsoft has signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement. You can read about that on the official Joomla! blog – Microsoft signs the Joomla! Contributor Agreement. There’s a couple of fairly momentous things about that statement. Read more at Microsoft Contributing More to OSS | Josh Holmes ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:57 AM

Microsoft UX Kit
Have you ever wondered what was possible with Silverlight, WPF or any of Microsoft’s User Experience (UX) technologies? Well, Christian Thilmany has answered that question in the form of the Microsoft UX Kit. Read more at Microsoft UX Kit | Josh Holmes ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:57 AM

Creating a Simple PHP Blog in Azure

In this post, I want to walk through creating a simple Azure application that will show a few pages, leverage Blob storage, Table storage and generally get you started doing PHP on Azure development. In short, we are going to write a very simple PHP Blog engine for Azure.
To be very clear, this is not a pro blog engine and I don’t recommend using it in production. It’s a » read more.

Posted On Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:22 PM

Easy Setup for PHP On Azure Development
I just got back from the JumpIn Camp in fantastic Zurich, Switzerland. I’ll blog about that whole experience shortly. In the meantime, however, I thought I’d get some resources out here that would have been useful last week. Specifically in this post, I thought I’d tackle the Windows Azure 4 Eclipse tooling setup. There are two major things that we need to do. First is to get the » read more ......

Posted On Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:21 PM

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