BostonAzure.org now LIVE on Azure

Coordinator
Oct 4, 2010 at 4:13 AM
Edited Oct 4, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Just announced: http://twitter.com/#!/codingoutloud/status/26327908812

Been testing it out for a while and had some hairy DNS to get just right, but looks like we are good. The Azure version of the site is now primary at www.bostonazure.org, and the old site on traditional host is now legacy (still accessible for now at bostonazureusergroup.org - you can tell it is the legacy site since the home page will be frozen in time at Sept 23).

It should be MUCH easier to hack on since it is so much simpler and compact.

There is functionality missing from the new site (you'll see quickly, such as missing images in ALL EVENTS view), but it is good enough to make it our primary. It is using Azure compute services and Azure Blob Storage, but still a legacy SQL Server instance.

Who's ready to help migrate Event information to Table Storage? At the meeting this month Ben Day will talk about using Azure and Silverlight together - so this should help motivate some Silverlight front-ends to bostonazure.org functionality - what are some possibilities?