Microsoft Azurelight: Product support in the cloud

Microsoft Azurelight: Product support in the cloud

Summary: A Microsoft architect is building a cloud-based product-support service he has dubbed "Azurelight." His plan is to deliver Azurelight, which builds on the Windows Azure OS, Silverlight and other Microsoft technologies, via the Microsoft Developer Network "sometime in the summer" of 2009.

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A Microsoft architect is building a cloud-based product-support service he has dubbed "Azurelight."

In a posting to his blog, Microsoft Architect Aleksey Savateyev announced his plan to deliver Azurelight via the Microsoft Developer Network "sometime in the summer" of 2009. He said he plans to release the full source code and documentation for free.

Here's how Savateyev described his project:

"'Azurelight' is an easy-to-use application for providing basic product support in the cloud, collecting feedback about products and exchanging opinions with other users. It's also intended to be used by developers as a reference application utilizing both Windows Azure and Silverlight for rich yet scalable and highly available business solutions."

Azurelight builds on top of a number of Microsoft technologies besides its Windows Azure cloud operating-system and Silverlight plug-in, he said. It also will make use of Microsoft's ADO.NET Entity Framework, ADO.NET Data Services (a k a "Astoria") and SQL Data Services on the back-end, Savateyev said.

According to the profile on his blog, Savateyev is an architect "working with Global ISVs on building software based on new and emerging technologies mostly in Web and S+S (Software Plus Services) space."

Topics: Enterprise Software, Browser, Software Development, Software, Operating Systems, Microsoft, Data Management, Data Centers, Cloud, Windows

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  • Aleksey seems to blog too fast

    The URL pointing on his (posthttp://blogs.msdn.com/ales/archive/2009/04/10/announcing-azurelight.aspx) is not available. Maybe he realize it was too early to speak about it. (or someone told him...)
    carolroy
    • MSDN blog problems

      Hi. I have been having a lot of performance issues with the MSDN blogs lately. Pages taking forever to load or not loading at all... I bet his post is still there, but we just can't get it to load. If not, here's the cached version:

      http://74.125.93.104/search?q=cache:yAWpr6KUjuwJ:blogs.msdn.com/ales/archive/2009/04/10/announcing-azurelight.aspx+http://blogs.msdn.com/ales/archive/2009/04/10/announcing-azurelight.aspx&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

      MJ
      Mary Jo Foley
    • Title changed, so URL changed

      Try http://blogs.msdn.com/ales/archive/2009/04/13/product-support-in-the-cloud-reference-implementation.aspx
      TeslaRoadster181
  • RE: Microsoft Azurelight: Product support in the cloud

    However, there is no mention of "AzureLight" name anymore on this new version of the post.

    Aleksey used a Microsoft brand "Azure" for a community project. So I think he had to change this.
    carolroy
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