Microsoft extends Azure Hadoop, mobile app development functionality

An HDInsight addition lets users deploy, manage and use Hadoop clusters on Microsoft's cloud

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing

Microsoft has step-by-step widened Azure's mobile platform support outside of its own operating systems, starting with iOS and then two weeks ago Android was added with the arrival of the new Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services, which is available on GitHub under the Apache 2.0 license

Microsoft is also providing Dropbox integration. A Developer can now copy source files to the Dropbox sub-folder on their computer and press the "sync" button in the Windows Azure portal to deploy them. Windows Azure will automatically build sources as needed, according to Guthrie.

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