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As announced by Scott Guthrie recently, Windows Azure Web Sites now supports the .NET Framework 4.5. Some awesome ASP.NET features are now available to web developers who want to host their ASP.NET applications on Windows Azure following the web sites offering getting support for .NET 4.5. One feature I’m especially excited about is Entity Framework Spatial support. Only available in .NET 4.5, EF Spatial is something that gives developers who want to build location-aware applications the ability to easily save and retrieve location data without having to invent crazy solutions using SQL code. I’ve implemented the Haversine formula using a SQL stored procedure in the past, and I can speak from experience when I say that EF Spatial is about 10,000 times easier and more logical. Don’t take my word for it, though. Take a look at the sample code I’ll show you in this blog post, which demonstrates how you can develop a location-aware API using ASP.NET Web API, EF Spatial, and host the whole thing on Windows Azure Web Sites.
Up next in the new set of samples being produced by the Windows Azure Evangelism Team is the MyPictures sample. This sample uses Web API jQuery to post images to a Web API site running in Windows Azure Web Sites, where the images files are stored in Windows Azure Blob Storage and their metadata is stored in Windows Azure Table Storage.