xmlns:fb='https://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml'> Joomla blog posts from around the web (1/12)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (1/12)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 1: • New Features in 2.5 - Windows Azure support• New Features in Joomla! 2.5• 30% Discount New Year Coupon• The bamboo working bee bamboo • Resizing images with Zentools • 10 Joomla headlines you won't see in 2012 • Joomla 2.5 - new features and version system

New Features in 2.5 - Windows Azure support
Written by Sudhi Seshachala
The artcile New Features in 2.5 showcases several new features in Joomla 2.5. In addition to supporting MS SQL Databases covering SQLServer 2008 and SQLAZure, Joomla 2.5 supports Azure Storage CDN and Azure deployment. Windows Azure is the Cloud platform from Microsoft. To learn more, please visit Windows Azure. Sign up here for a Windows Azure Free Trial account. This article covers a use case to deploy new Joomla site on Windows Azure. I will follow up with another use case where we will cover migration of Joomla 2.5 site (Windows Server and SQLServer Database) to Windows Azure. Migration will require customizations to Joomla Scaffolder framework.
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New Features in Joomla! 2.5
Written by Andrea Tarr
Joomla 2.5, due out in January 2012, will have a host of new features including new search functionality, multi-database support, and update notification. The following article describes these features. Many people in the community have contributed to making these features possible, some of whom are listed here. Moving from 1.7 to 2.5 can be done with the one-click upgrade within Joomla and most extensions that run on 1.7 should also run on 2.5.
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30% Discount New Year Coupon
Written by Myra
Joomlatools welcomes 2012 with a bang! Announcing the Joomlatools Member Center New Year promo!  Get 30% off for a Joomlatools Member Center 12-month subscription by using the coupon code HAPPY2012.
Give and receive the gift of a Joomlatools Member Center subscription and start the year right with the 30% New Year discount.  Get access to DOCman 2.0, FILEman, LOGman and even more Joomla extensions throughout 2012. This is another reason to celebrate the New Year for Joomla users worldwide.
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The bamboo working bee bamboo
Written by  Anthony Olsen
While I recognise that most of the visitors here are more than likely facing winter at the moment, Australia has just started to warm up and that generally means getting out into the garden and cleaning up some of the debris that has built up over the last few months - (well more than a few months if I'm honest). 
Cleaning up ...
I'd like to extend the summer vibe to all of our Joomlabamboo members and enlist your help to clean up the debris here at Joomlabamboo. I tend to be an enthusiastic typer - often using more letters than needed for a word - and while the spell check on OSX works ok, I sometimes miss crucial typos in the rush to hit the publish button.
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Resizing images with Zentools
Written by  Anthony Olsen
The Zentools module uses our own image resizer that can be found in the JB Library plugin and the Zen Grid Framework plugin. It is a powerful resizing tool that has the ability to resize and cache images and is used extensively in the zentools module.
Resize Options
The resizer resizes and caches the images in the module based on the following optiheightons and resizing methods:   
* Image height
* Image widthImage Image
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10 Joomla headlines you won't see in 2012
Written by  Anthony Olsen
The year that was ...
With the rise of Joomla template frameworks and Joomla CCK's, a new release cycle, two new Joomla versions, and download numbers hitting a staggering 27 million, Joomla's position and reach in the competitive open source CMS market hit new heights and the Joomla ecosystem itself became richer and even more diverse.
What's not in store for 2012 ...
So in the spirit of predicting and forecasting for the year ahead - here are ten Joomla headlines that you are not likely to read on blogs and press releases in 2012.and
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Joomla 2.5 - new features and version system
Written by Tuva
As you know, we've just welcomed the release of Joomla! Version 2.5, And I know when you read my first line, many questions related to this problem will come to mind, such as:
* Why a Joomla! Version upgrade so quickly?
* What happens if we don't upgrade to the latest version?
* Should we consider upgrading to Joomla! 2.5?
* What new features have been added to Joomla! 2.5?

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