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sponsor-aws-300x111Amazon Web Services has been beefing up support for Microsoft Windows as of late, and this week it released a new version of its .NET SDK that offers Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app developers the ability to connect their apps to the AWS service.

Similar SDKs were already available for iOS and Android in AWS. Windows developers will now be able to build a cross-targeted application on AWS, which also added support for the “task-based asynchronous pattern.” According to Amazon, this pattern “uses the async and await keywords and makes programming asynchronous operations against AWS easy.”

The newly-added support offers developers an alternative to Windows Azure for applications they want to host in the cloud. For more info, check out the company’s blog post on the update.

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