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Windows Azure Migration Scanner (WAMS) Desktop Tool Available on CodePlex

Microsoft’s Hanu Kommalapati and David Pallmann, Windows Azure MVP from Neudesic built WAMS focusing on streamlining app migration to the Cloud.

WAMS scans application code and identifies potential Windows Azure migration issues needing attention. WAMS works by scanning source files and looking for matches against a rules file. The rules file specifies text regular expression patterns that suggest areas requiring attention. For e.g., if a C#/.NET application makes references to the System.Messaging namespace, that flags a warning that use of MSMQ needs to be converted to Windows Azure Queue Storage.

While WAMS can’t identify all migration issues using this technique, it’ll give you a heads-up on many migration issues. Since the rules file is extensible, you can add new rules and even support new languages by adding your own definitions.

WAMS Desktop too

There’re 3 ways to use the Azure Migration Scanner:

  1. WAMS Desktop Tool: wams.exe, a WPF-based desktop GUI tool
  2. WAMS Command Line Tool: wamscmd.exe, a console command
  3. WAMS Library: wamslib.dll, the WAMS library that you can invoke from your own code

Download From CodePlex: WAMS

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