This morning, i got an invite from Google to try out App Inventor. I was personally very excited because, you do not need to be a developer to use App Inventor and develop Android Apps. Google App Inventor runs through a Web browser. Using this tool you can visually design Android Applications, and use blocks to specify the app’s behavior.

You can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required. It also lets you extend your existing on premises SQL Server database to the cloud.

The Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool (erstwhile Akshara) is now available for developers to use in their websites. By including a bunch of scripts, web developers would now be able to accept Indic Input for their websites. This transliteration feature helps in places where we need to capture information in the local language without having the respective keyboard.