Sometimes it can be a challenge to stay on top of the latest news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. That’s why we’re launching the Windows Azure Community News Roundup series on this blog. Every week, I will post a snapshot of the freshest community-driven content and resources from the previous week. In this first post, I’ve covered the past two weeks worth of interesting articles, posts and tweets.
- Windows Azure Gets Node.js Update by Mathew Weinberger, talkincloud.com, (posted Jan. 6).
- Traffic Manager, SQL Azure and BizSpark: Next Vancouver Windows Azure Meetup Group on Jan. 18, (thanks to @jbueza for the tweet).
- Windows Azure Discover Event in New York on Jan. 24, (thanks to @SanjayJain369 for the tweet).
- Microsoft Codename "SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment" Tutorial, (updated Jan. 5). (thanks to @benjguin for the tweet).
- Mobile & Global in 7 Steps with HTML5, MVC & Windows Azure blog post by David Pallmann, Windows Azure MVP and Practice General Manager at Neudesic, (posted Dec. 26).
- What you need to know today about Windows Azure: Free Seminar in Basingstoke, UK on Feb. 7, presented by Microsoft Gold Partner, @ICSSolutionsLtd.
- Solving Access Control in the Cloud – from WIF to ACS: Next Boston Azure Cloud User Group Meeting on Feb. 23, with @BrockLAllen (thanks to @DevelopMentor for the tweet).
- How Cloud Computing is Changing Many Jobs by @joemckendrick, Forbes.com, (posted Dec. 27)
- Forecast: Cloudy Windows Azure Caching Strategies by Joseph Fultz, MSDN Magazine, (Jan. 2012 edition).
- Automating PHP Unit Tests in Windows Azure by Brian Swan, Senior Programmer at Microsoft (posted Jan. 3).
- Windows Azure Trial Account Spending Limit by Jim O’Neil, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft - Northeast US (posted Dec. 28).
- Geographically Distributed High Availability by Jack Greenfield, Principal Architect at Microsoft (posted Dec. 26).
I hope these weekly roundups help you stay on top of the latest community-driven content about Windows Azure, and related topics. We want to make these roundups as useful as possible, so we need you to help by telling us:
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I look forward to hearing from you!
Himanshu Kumar Singh