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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.
Since the RTM of Windows 8 I am using Windows 8 on all my laptops. Also on the laptop without a touch screen and which I use for my daily work. I am very happy with the way Windows 8 works. It feels a lot faster and stable then Windows 7 did.
With the Windows Phone 7 came the Zune software to our PC’s. With this software (sometimes called the iTunes of Windows Phone) you could move music, photos and movies to your phone. Automatically the stuff on your phone was synced to your PC.
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.
Microsoft Office 2013 now completely complies to the Metro style. The parts of Office now look more like Visual Studio 2012 and they are better touchable.