Posts tagged Azure
Windows Azure Websites are very handy to get a website quickly available. You can choose from a gallery of products. This gallery contains Blogs (WordPress), Content management systems (DotNetNuke), Wiki’s etc. And if you look closely their not all .NET based. Some need SQL Server database and others need MySQL. No problem at all. With a few clicks your website is up and running.
Windows Azure SDK 1.8 for .NET is released. The SDK is available for Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012. You can install it via the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. Type “Windows Azure” in the search and the necessary stuff pops up
In a previous post I told about the enhancements on the Windows Azure portal. Also the status during starting of instances is more clearer and better. At a status change the portal will be refresh automatically.
If you create a Role (Web, Worker of VM) on Windows Azure, the machine always gets a generated Computer name. This name always starts with RD followed by a number. RD stands for Red Dog, which was the codename of Windows Azure.
Like it supposed to be in a Cloud environment, with steady updates come new features and updates to the Windows Azure portal. Since today new updates and features are added to the Windows Azure portal. Here is a small summary.
On Windows Azure (almost) everything is possible. You are not limited to just .NET applications. But alos Java, PHP, NodeJS and many more languages are very usable on the Windows Azure platform, Windows Azure Websites and Windows Azure Virtual Machine.
The preview Windows Azure management portal is updated since yesterday. A number of wishes of users is wrapped in this update.
Today Microsoft announced, there will be a Build Conference from 30 October t/m 2 November 2012. This conference, one week after Windows 8 will be general available, will be held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Besides Windows 8 also Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and many more will be there. More >
The two biggest questions of Customers about Windows Azure are: what about the costs and how about legal. More >
A few days ago I was playing with Windows Azure Websites. I had a Windows Azure Cloud project with a WebRole. The project was rather simple, in fact just a normal MVC 4 website with no direct refs to Windows Azure. So this one could be deployed as a Windows Azure Website. Very interesting because with a MSDN account a number of site are free (later more).