#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 18th March 2011

clip_image00132222222Local Overview

Azure technology for those affected in Japan


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

clip_image001422222222Readiness & Resources:


  • Windows Azure

"How to" in Windows Azure - A comprehensive list

Windows Azure Use Case: Fast Acquisitions – Sunset, Retain, Extract or Integrate

Windows Azure Team Blog: Best Practices for the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network

Project Hawaii - Windows Phone 7 as the mobile platform and either Windows Azure or IIS

  • SQL Azure

Twitter Data on SQL Azure


Case Study:


  • EcoView can view, manage, and reduce resource use




clip_image001622222222 In the news:

General news:


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.

Windows Azure:



  • 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



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