Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mono Visual Studio Plugin

Ars has a great article on the up and coming visual studio plugin which will allow .NET developers to build code locally, deploy it to a Linux server, and debug the code executing (via Mono) on the Linux server. Has anyone out there made the jump to building apps on their Linux machine with Mono? Pros/Cons?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Azure Storage Manager

It looks like Cerebrata has created a useful web app for Azure developers. You can visualize your data (Tables, Queues, Blobs) in a great Silverlight interface. You will have to enter your storage account unique name, and Account shared key, but they once you logout, Cerebrata does not keep record of your account info. Check it out!

Access SQL Azure Tables via SSMS 2008 R2

If you have been trying in vain to connect to SQL Azure tables via SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (SSMS) there is hope! SQL Azure Team blog just announced that the R2 release of SSMS 2008 includes features to access SQL Azure in the cloud! Download is currently available for Technet and MSDN subscribers.