Thursday, June 3, 2010

The best Windows Azure Apps

Windows Azure has now 10.000 customers and you might think ok but do I really need to build an application myself or isn’t there some app available I just download the application package for an run it in the cloud? Yes, there is!

Microsoft Germany puts together a list of applications and tools a new Azure Gallery:
http://www.microsoft.com/germany/net/WindowsAzure/Gallery.aspx 

I have reviewed the apps and tools listed there and even added a few
of my own favorite ones:

a) Use Windows Azure Storage as an encrypted network drive with Gladient Cloud Tools
     http://gladinet.blogspot.com/2010/01/map-drive-and-backup-to-windows-azure.html 
     http://gladinet.blogspot.com/2010/03/secure-backup-to-windows-azure-blob.html

b) Run Wordpress on Azure
    http://wordpress.visitmix.com/

c) Get a Cash-Register for your business or home-business
    http://rentapos.com/ 

d) Use Windows Azure based MonitorGrid Solution to monitor your home server
   http://monitorgrid.com/

e) Use a Collaboration Software in the Cloud
    http://www.dreamfactory.com/

f) Search E-Books on Windows Azure
    http://docjax.cloudapp.net/home/index.shtml

g) Mapping Solution for Windows Azure
   http://visualfusion.cloudapp.net/

h) Find Friends via Bluehoo Mobile App
   http://bluehoo.cloudapp.net/

According to Microsoft also Umbraco now runs on Azure. I am waiting to get the download.

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