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A good friend and colleague of mine has put up a great tutorial that walks you through the process of creating a new "classic" ASP.NET Azure web application and converting it into a cloud-based MVC application. In addition, he shows you how to point your membership, profile, and role providers at Azure cloud storage instead of the default SQL Express. Great read, check it out here: ... (more)

Silverlight 2 - Adobe Flex Killer Is on Its Way!

First off, let me just say that I've been waiting for this day for almost a year now. When Silverlight 1.0 came out, I was terribly disappointed but I was also really eager as well. I saw potential in that JavaScript-only cross-platform runtime. When Silverlight 1.1 came out (which I think was actually only a few days after 1.0) as an alpha, I was even more intrigued and excited. Sure, it had no controls, no layout panels, and no data binding, and very little networking support - but it ran with a .NET CLR back-end, and it was cross-platform. I was writing C# code in Visual Studi... (more)

Microsoft Windows Azure Distilled

As I spend more time with the CTP I will be posting more detailed, in-depth walkthroughs of the technologies as well as code samples (hopefully I'll get approved for my Azure hosting account soon *hint* *nudge* *wink*!!). For now, I'm just going to do a high-level breeze-by of the main aspects of Azure. Windows Azure Put simply - Windows Azure is a technology that will allow developers to build applications in the cloud. The GUI for the application is in the cloud, the back-end processes that are running are running in the cloud, and the central data store for the application is i... (more)

Live Framework Developers Get Boned

I was just flipping through my daily RSS feeds when I stumbled on a gem from the Live team, which you can read here . This is a fairly confusing post, but this is basically what I've been able to interpret from it: What we know as the Live Framework, that many of us have been developing with for nearly a year (bits released PDC 2008) will be disabled/deactivated/removed as of September 8th, 2009 (6 days from today) The end user experience for Live Mesh will remain untouched. In other words, people who have been using Live Mesh as a distributed file share system will be able to c... (more)

Getting the ASP.NET Providers Working on the Azure Nov 2009 CTP

If you've been trying to get the ASP.NET providers working on the November 2009 CTP of Windows Azure then you may have run into a snag, or a couple snags if you're using Visual Studio 2010. First of all, if you're using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, then you're going to need to either up-convert the AspProviders project. For this, you want to go and grab the AspProviders (VS2008) sample from the Azure Code Samples home page. Once you've got it, you can either compile it in Visual Studio 2008 or, if you're coding in VS2010 Beta 2, you can either reference the compiled binary directl... (more)