Windows Azure Examples

It was brought to my attention today that there are a lack of “Examples” on Windows Azure Applications. This completely baffled me, as I know of many sites that offer Code Snippets and Full Windows Azure Applications. To address this issue I bring you the Windows Azure Examples Blog post as a follow up to my highly acclaimed Essential Resources for Getting Started with Windows Azure Post that I co-authored with John Bristowe.

Are there Example Applications for Windows Azure?

There are a number of great resources for Finding Windows Azure Applications to help model a Cloud Based Solution; no matter what Architectural Pattern.

Open Source Solutions

Microsoft All-in-One Code Framework
AzureFest (Open Source Presentation)
Smarx Role
DeployToAzure (TFS Build Activities)
MultiTenantWebRole (NuGet: Install-Package MultiTenantWebRole)

[Microsoft] Learning Resources

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit
Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) Training Kit
Windows Azure Tools
Hadoop in Windows Azure
Windows Azure Team Blog
SQL Azure Team Blog
Windows Azure Storage Team Blog
Windows Azure Code Samples
Windows Azure How-To Topics

[Community] Learning Resources

Windows Azure Samples
Windows Azure Storage Samples

I, For one, Welcome the new Canadian HTML5 Logo

Canadian HTML5 Logo

Big thanks to John Bristowe and Andrew Howell for sharing the new HTML5 logo that has been fully Canadianized. Well… I guess the only thing that’s missing is some Canadian Beer and possibly a Hockey stick.

This blog post is Angry Beaver Approved!

Talking PHP on Windows Azure

A while back I had the opportunity to talk to Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin of DotNetRocks. The Show focuses on how to run PHP applications on Windows Azure.

Check out DotNetRocks: Episode 651.

One of the things that I talk about during the show is the PHP SDK for Windows Azure. What I forgot to mention was all the hard work Fellow MVP Maarten Balliauw has put into the Development and Maintenance of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure.

If you’d like to find out how to install PHP to run on Windows Azure read my 3 part blog series:

Other great resources for PHP on Windows Azure:

If you’d like to see me continue some investigation of PHP running on Windows Azure, Please contact me on twitter.