Windows Azure Community News Roundup (Edition #64)

Posted on May 3, 2013

Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure.

Here is what we pulled together for the past week based on your feedback:

Articles, Videos and Blog Posts 

Global Windows Azure Boot Camp Recaps: (In local languages, use a modern browser to translate)

Windows Azure Service Bus 2.0

The Service Bus Explorer is a tool developed available on MSDN Code Gallery that allows developers and system administrators to manage, test, debug and monitor queues, topics, subscriptions and relay services running in a Windows Azure Service Bus namespace. The new version of the tool gets advantage of the new features introduced by Windows Azure Service Bus 2.0:

  • Shared Access Signatures at the connection and entity level
  • Authorization Rules
  • Metrics and monitoring support
  • Message browsing from queues, subscriptions and dead letter queues
  • Repairing and resubmitting messages
  • AutoDeleteOnIdle support for brokered messaging entities

See the notes on the MSDN Code Gallery page for more information on the new features.

Upcoming Events and User Group Meetings     

North America

  • May 15, 2013: Chicago Azure User Group Meetup - Downers Grove, IL
  • May 16, 2013: Scott Guthrie, AZGroups day of Azure - Scottsdale, AZ
  • May 17, 2013: Stir Trek: Darkness Edition - Columbus, OH
  • June 1, 2013: Pittsburgh TechFest 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA
  • August 16-18: Code on the Beach 2013 - Atlantic Beach, FL

Europe

Rest of World/Virtual

  • May 5, 2013: SharePoint 2013 Developer Boot Camp - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5-9, 2013: SELA Developer Practice - Israel 
  • May 25, 2013: SQL Saturday Sydney - Sydney, Australia
  • June 5, 2013: Windows Azure Community in Israel June Meeting: Windows Azure Service Bus – Israel

Interesting Recent Windows Azure Discussions on Stack Overflow