Simon Davies posted of running open source Ruby on Rails framework on Windows Azure, by using a combination of new features in November Windows Azure SDK. “One of these features enables Worker Roles to receive network traffic from both external and internal endpoints using HTTP, HTTPS and TCP. This new feature enables many new scenarios, one of them is ability to run existing applications that receive traffic over sockets in Windows Azure. Using these capabilities as a foundation we’ve shown ability to run various apps and technologies such as MySQL, Mediawiki, Memcached and Tomcat. Also provided a number of solution accelerators – which you can find here in order to make it more more straightforward to get up and running. There’re a couple of great PDC sessions here and here that demonstrate and explain how to get going with these technologies,” Simon explained.