Archive for the ‘Web’ Category
Here’s a list of sessions using “cloud” tags, “Windows Azure Platform” tags and “Windows Azure” tags (there is a slight variance in what you pull up with each – I listed the sessions below using the “Windows Azure Platform” tag. I’ve also included a link to a very interesting session by James Hamilton
James is VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services where he focuses on infrastructure efficiency, reliability, and scaling. Prior to AWS, James was architect on the Microsoft Data Center Futures team and, over the years, has held leadership roles on several high-scale services and products, including Exchange Hosted Services, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2. James loves all things server related and is interested in optimizing all components from data center power and cooling infrastructure, through server design, to the distributed software systems they host. He maintains a blog at http://perspectives.mvdirona.com.Monday 3:30 PM
The Windows Azure platform provides a comprehensive set of services for building and running scalable applications targeted at the cloud. In this session we go on a coding tour of the Windows Azure platform. On this tour, see how web applications can use the scalable compute and storage services with Windows Azure, secure connectivity with Service Bus and Access Control Service, and a relational database with Microsoft SQL Azure.
Visual Studio makes it easy to quickly build web applications for the Windows Azure Platform by allowing you to leverage your existing skills as a .NET web developer. In this session, see how to use the new Visual Studio 2010 tools to build, debug, and deploy web applications that target the cloud. We use familiar technologies such as Microsoft ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server and call out the key considerations when targeting the Windows Azure Platform. Whether you’re just getting started with Windows Azure or if you’re already a pro, in this session learn new tips and tricks for using the Visual Studio 2010 tools to accelerate the development of cloud applications.
Jim Zimmerman in Lagoon F on Tuesday at 1:30 PM
There are so many ways to develop Facebook apps now in .NET. Come and learn how to build Facebook applications with the Facebook Developer Toolkit. Walk through several real-world Facebook web apps in Microsoft ASP.NET and see how to best structure your app. Social media applications require dynamic scalability so a highly scalable computing infrastructure is mandatory to deliver a consistent user experience. Learn how to leverage all the components of Azure to meet the needs of successful viral applications.
The Windows Azure platform has been built from the ground up with interoperability in mind, supporting multiples languages and development tools to build applications which run on Windows Azure and/or integrate with other cloud platforms or on-premises components. Come learn how to run your PHP and MySQL applications on Windows Azure using open source tools & SDKs while taking advantage of new Windows Azure features. This session will cover developing for Windows Azure using PHP, deployment choices, patterns and practices in building & scaling PHP applications using cross platform open source SDKs using a choice of development tools, including command-line tools and Eclipse.
Building big web apps requires unique approaches to storing data. In this session we share hard-won lessons from Azure early adopters on how they’ve combined Microsoft SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage to handle typical storage needs in the cloud. We discuss sharding and data partitioning approaches and how these can impact transaction throughput in SQL Azure as well as techniques to get the best out of "NoSQL" data stores like Azure Table Storage.
SQL Azure provides a highly available and scalable relational database engine in the cloud. In this demo-intensive and interactive session, learn how to quickly build web applications with SQL Azure Databases and familiar web technologies. We demonstrate how you can quickly provision, build and populate a new SQL Azure database directly from your web browser. Also, see firsthand several new enhancements we are adding to SQL Azure based on the feedback we’ve received from the community since launching the service earlier this year.
.toolbox is a free online training program from Microsoft for designers and developers that focuses on the design and UX aspects of Silverlight using Expression Studio, as well as on User Experience best practices.
This program will be helpful for your designers to ramp up in the use of Expression Blend and become Silverlight-ready, as well as for your developers who want to ramp up on design composition and best UX practices. .toolbox will guide them through 100 to 400 level training modules. The curriculum offers approximately 36 hours of training content around Expression Blend and Silverlight and approximately 12 hours UX principles training content making .toolbox a comprehensive learning program. People on your team will be able to study the modules at their own pace and schedule.
.toolbox is a structured curriculum-based program that features two core learning tracks with materials that increase in difficulty to build individuals’ knowledge and understanding.
· In Design Scenarios, designers and developers learn to create dynamically-rich Silverlight applications using Expression Studio. They learn to add code-free functionality to designs by following step-by-step tutorials that illustrate how to create interactive user experiences.
· In Design Principles, designers and developers learn fundamental UX concepts (e.g., choosing the right colors, alignment, grids) along with tips in how to apply them.
Badges are earned and accumulated in both tracks upon successful completion of the evaluation found at the end of each level.
To Get Started
1. Go to .toolbox and sign up using your Windows Live ID
2. Visit the School section and explore the curriculum.
3. Select a module, watch the videos, and follow along using the provided guide and assets.
4. Take the evaluation for a completed level to achieve a badge.
5. Broadcast your achievements by posting to Twitter and Facebook.
· .toolbox Website | http://www.microsoft.com/design/toolbox
· .toolbox Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/designtoolbox
· .toolbox Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/pages/toolbox/349923567926
· .toolbox YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/designtoolbox
· .toolbox Promo Video in YouTube | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5JNwiqpGqI
Day 2 at Mix2010 – IE9 Platform Preview is now available at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ the preview will be updated every 8 weeks. Some quick highlights.
- HTML 5
- SVG 1.1
- CSS 3
- Ecmascript 262
- Graphics and fonts JPEG-XR TIFF ICC Colors