Setting up virtual servers, building new IT applications, and accessing stored data all become easier and more transparent when you transition to the cloud.
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Learn the basics of migrating PHP applications to Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure.
Discover the various options available in Windows Azure Storage that can be used to store Windows Phone application data.
Vipul Patel walks you through the basics of Windows Azure Recovery Services, Microsoft’s cloud offering to handle cloud backup and recovery scenarios.
Manoj Debnath shows you how to create RESTful web services, demonstrating with a sample application.
Based on your app’s function and your business model, different criteria may be important to you when choosing a cloud provider. Rob Wilson explores three universal criteria in more detail.
Microsoft and Azul systems announced a partnership to deliver an OpenJDK build on Windows Azure.
Learn how to identify a performance bottleneck on Windows Azure SQL Database using Microsoft System Center.
Learn how to use Microsoft Windows Azure SQL Database to deploy hassle-free relational database solutions on the cloud while realizing the benefits of a distributed data center that provides high availability, scalability and security.
When it comes to testing, what’s up with the cloud? Quality Assurance teams seem to have missed the boat, while enterprises and their so-called “QA Verified” software may be cloud-based, Test Management itself generally isn’t.
If you're looking for a strategy to follow to cloud enlightenment; you're reading the right article. Developers are in a unique position to educate and to capitalize on cloud opportunities.
.NET developers cannot ignore Microsoft Azure. June 2012 changes brought Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, performance upgrades, and significant cost reductions. As more Azure features unfold, some developers will soon be forced to justify "why not Azure" rather than "why Azure". Clearly .NET developers need to get acquainted with Azure.
Vipul Patel shares the steps a Windows Azure developer can take to increase the scalability of a Windows Azure based cloud application.
Microsoft has made it easier for mobile applications to connect to the Windows Azure based backend. This article provides an introduction to Windows Azure Mobile Services – the latest offering from Microsoft.
Leveraging public cloud resources is an excellent way to expedite the software development process. However care has to be taken to ensure that security is properly addressed.
Windows Azure supports running applications in a variety of frameworks. Vipul Patel shows you how to run Java applications on Windows Azure.
Discover how to get help, testing, marketing and more for your Cloud and other applications. Microsoft's Platform Ready program is free to use!
Christopher Frenz details the development of an early alert system that uses the Twitter search API to monitor the number of new Tweets, pertaining to a topic of interest, that occur each hour and record them in a database.
Developers targeting the SQL Azure platform should make sure their applications are secure. This article walks through the considerations developers need to keep in mind when designing SQL Azure applications.
Using a free pass, you can start using Microsoft Azure now. Discover how easy it is to set up an Azure account with these step-by-step instructions It is easy!
Windows Azure can seem daunting to many developers seeking to take their first steps into cloud computing. The perception that Windows Azure is too big and too different is a fallacy. This walk-through shows you just how easy it can be.
The Google Maps API V3 controls provide developers with a great deal of flexibility, both in how they are presented and whether they appear at all.
To get on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud computing bandwagon, you need to understand how to develop applications targeting the platform. Discover how to create your first “Hello World” cloud application.
What makes the new Spring Web Service 2.0 release the best Java stack for SOAP-based Web services?