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Jeffrey Pollock’s new book “Semantic Web for Dummies” mentions the work that my team did on the IMM solution. Well, just a little bit. :-) see pg.391.
Microsoft: Try asking for the media Management software group. The group has used an embedded RDF database that runs on Microsoft SQL Server
Oh, well… we made it into a dummies book. I guess that make me officially a dummy.
The SQL Data Services team has finally publicly announced the new changes that are coming to the cloud API.
This has been rumbling around internally for awhile and a lot of rumors have been flying out there.
After talking to many customers and listening to developers, the SQL team went back to the drawing board and scrapped the SOAP and REST based Authority-Container-Entity(ACE) programming model in favor of a more traditional T-SQL and relational style programming model.
The goal is to make it a lot easier for developers to use their existing skills and knowledge, and make it as simple as switching a connection string to point an application to the cloud.
How they do this is through the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) which is a protocol that exists today in SQL. That means access to Table, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Views, Indexes, Ado.Net, and ODBC.
What about those developers who really like the property bag (triple store…) type of experience? Well, you are left with Windows Azure Tables.
What is really nice to hear is that they will not drop support for REST/HTTP. They will continue to support that model through ADO.NET Data Services.
Security will be provided by SSL encryption and SQL Authentication.
Keep on top of the latest SDS changes through MIX 09 via the MSDN Dev Center.
Found this nice post on Jim Nakashima’s site. It is an updated walkthrough of using the ASP.NET MVC RC2 in Windows Azure. I’ve been wanting to set up MVC on my own home server to play with, but I think I would rather get experience with Azure at the same time. Kill two birds with one stone…
Apparently MVC is not officially supported on Azure right now, but there is a sample app and a nice step through for the changes required to get it working.
Be sure to install the hotfix first.
It’s been a very busy week. I have not had a chance to post anything, so I thought I would at least put something simple out there…
Check out this nice little site by Chris Pirazzi that my MediaRoom friend Joel Schonbrunn pointed me to. Thanks Joel! Very handy.