Windows in the Cloud: Azure

The platform has just been announced by Ray Ozzie at PDC 2008.

From the official site: “The Azure Services Platform provides a wide range of internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the internet.”

Tim Anderson has written a good post on it.

Click here to read the official announcement.

New Web Services features in Silverlight 2 RTW

The Silverlight Web Services Team has posted a great article about the new features available in the RTW release.

The article gives details about:

  • SOAP Headers
  • SOAP Faults
  • Reusing existing types in “Add Service Reference”
  • Duplex Services
  • Support for ChannelFactory<T>

Delphi Prism: a plug-in for Visual Studio

As referenced by Delphi product manager Nick Hodges at SDN in Netherlands,  this new project will enable developers to use the Delphi language for building .NET 3.5 applications with technologies like WinForms, WFP, Silverlight, ASP.NET, WCF, LINQ.

More details can be found on the Marco Cantù’s blog.