Air Jordan is a brand divison of Nike Inc thought of an innovative idea to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

They wanted an innovative web-app which will allow Jordan fans to upload their photos with their favourite Air Jordan shoes which shows thier style/personality type etc. They named this web-app a Social mosaic.

This application is built on Windows Azure using Silverlight with deep-zoon feature, running s on Windows Azure allows the application to be scalable for traffic, as photos were continusously uploaded, and do automatically do all other activities to keep this web-app working.

You can visit this web-app here http://www.jumpman23mosaic.com/

If you hover mouse on the image shown on the home-page (as above) and start rotating your mouse wheel in forward direction then you will see the Deep-zoom taking effect and you will start seeing something like this.

Where your data lives on Azure

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Azure - (0 Comments)

Data on Azure lives in PODs (Performance Optimized Data-center) and these PODs are securely placed in various Microsoft Data centers.

Microsoft have multiple data-centers located in USA (Chicago & San Antonio), Europe (Dublin & Amsterdam) and in Asia (Singapore & Hongkong)

These Data-centers are huge in size anywhere from 300,000 sq ft to 470,000 sqft or more.

 

Features of Windows Azure

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted by Vidya Vrat in Azure - (0 Comments)

Some of the features which makes life so easy when any organization/ISV create applications for Azure

1- Pay as you go model, so you pay what you or your customer uses.
2- Commissioning and de-commissioning of servers are easy and cost-effective
3- Server management is taken care by Microsoft.
4- Database management is taken care by Microsoft
5- You can scale the application as per the demand.
6- You are charged separately for peak and off-peak time.
7- It’s fully compatible with applications running on-premise.