#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 18th March 2011
Disaster response portal/ Maps/ Aid
Moreover our Microsoft colleague Hiroshi Tokumasu let us know that through Nihon Microsoft: activities were in place for supporting areas of East Japan earthquake disaster:
- Web Site development and migration for emergency information sharing by using the cloud
- WEB Site development and migration using the Windows Azure™ Platform
For example, there was support to build and mirror WEB sites (particularly high load WEB sites) on the Windows Azure™ Platform.
Finally the Microsoft development support team supplied technical support and tools for developing web sites
Readiness & Resources:
- Windows Azure
Windows Azure Use Case: Fast Acquisitions – Sunset, Retain, Extract or Integrate
Project Hawaii - Windows Phone 7 as the mobile platform and either Windows Azure or IIS
- SQL Azure
- Windows Azure Jump Start Videos
- Crowd-Sourcing Public Sector App for Windows Phone, Azure
- Cloud and Service Bus Explained for Normal People
- EcoView can view, manage, and reduce resource use
- Security isn't a barrier - it’s the liquor license for a restaurant
- Cloud Leaders Face a Changing Tide
Development in LightSwitch is done using model-driven tools with apps written using XAML while use of WCF RIA Services makes apps web-ready - hence the ability to deploy to Azure.
- A Windows Phone 7 app that explores the outer atmosphere
- A new and improved Windows Azure AppFabric Silverlight Portal released!
- SDK 1.4 up and out there! Updates across the platform (e.g. CDN support for web roles)
- Windows Phone 7 + Cloud Services SDK Developer Preview is now Available
- Azure ISV Acceleration Labs on for 29th-31st March (run by Catherine Eibner)
- Readify DevDays - 10th May Introduction to Windows Azure
- Cloud Summit - Adelaide March 22nd and Perth March 24th
- “Integration Roadshow” – 4th April in Sydney, 7th April in Melbourne
- Become a fan: www.facebook.com/windowsazure (Azure Facebook Toolkit)
- Want answers? See the forums
- Add yourself to my Azure Australia Twitter list
- Watch CloudCast
- Coming soon: Azure Meetups!
Q: What the Windows Azure AppMarket about?
The Windows Azure Marketplace is designed to match data and application providers with end users and developers. The AppMarket is designed to connect you with finished framework applications, tools and training providers. More Details
Q: How is this different from PinPoint?
A: Microsoft Pinpoint is used in the application marketplace and addresses finished services
Q: What can the marketplace help my customers with?
A: A quick search will help you identify by industry, business need or by related product what exists for or on Azure today
Q: Can I trust the applications, services and companies?
A: Submissions are scanned for quality and the marketplace allows customers to demo, find support and submit reviews