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Hakin9 Extra Magazine

Dear Azure Users, Hakin9 Extra Magazine is looking for people whou would like to contribute to the forthcoming issue concerning Honeypots/Honeynets. Please, drop me a line or two if you are…Continue

Started by Michael Wiśniewski in General discussions Jan 23, 2012.

The end of this User Group (and what to do about it) 2 Replies

You may have noticed that this group has not had a meeting in quite a while.  Essentialy the group is now defunct. Do not despair, however. There is a new group that has started up recently.  The…Continue

Tags: Group, User, Azure

Started by Bill Zack in General discussions. Last reply by Sean Kidd Jul 12, 2011.

Azure Solutions Architect Needed (can be located in Dallas or nationally) 1 Reply

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please let me know if you or anyone you know would be intersted in discussing further. Client Overview:Our client was founded in 2008 by Microsoft veterans…Continue

Started by Justin Bloom in General discussions. Last reply by Sean Kidd Jun 23, 2011.

Great read for starters 1 Reply

In the process of learning Azure from inside out I found this read somewhere on the web not sure how I reached this(alologies) but has been sitting on my drive for a few days. This is a collection of…Continue

Tags: article, starting

Started by Sujeet V in General discussions. Last reply by Sean Kidd Jun 23, 2011.

Dynamic scaling solution for Windows Azure

AzureWatch can start monitoring and automatically scaling your Azure applications in under 10 minutes flat and without any modifications to your code.We are…Continue

Started by Igor Papirov in General discussions Nov 10, 2010.

How To's (Videos)

How Do I: Troubleshoot and Optimize Query in SQL Azure?

This video demonstrates how you can troubleshoot and optimize queries in SQL Azure. The sample demonstrates the use of Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) to discover the poor performing queries.

How Do I: Work with Spatial Data in SQL Azure?

This video demonstrates how you can work with spatial data in SQL Azure. SQL Server 2008 supports two types of spatial data types- the geometry data type and the geography data type. These types support the methods and properties that allow the creation, comparison, analysis, and retrieval of spatial data.

How Do I: Work with Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket?

This video demonstrates how you can work with Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket. The sample creates a Windows Console application that retrieves data from the Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket cloud service.

Azure Monitoring and Diagnostics

In this screencast, we'll look at configuring Azure diagnostics, getting performance counter information, and even configuring the Azure applications using PowerShell.

Scaling Down Azure Roles

In this screencast, we'll demo how to get the most out of a web or worker role by multithreading. By using a simple but robust threading framework, each role instance can do more. This approach saves on hosting costs by consolidating resources.

Deploying Windows Azure Applications

In this screencast, we'll look at deploying a Windows Azure application, including deploying from a storage account, and comparing the staging and production slots.

Understanding the ServiceConfiguration File

In this screencast, we'll dive into the ServiceConfiguration and web.config files, and how to manage both effectively in the cloud.

How Do I: Deploy my first Azure application: Step-by-Step?

In this video, Max Adams will deploy a new Windows Azure Web Role Application to the Cloud in Azure Platform., Creating a new Azure Storage Service for the application’s data access, Creating a new Azure Hosted Application Service, Configuring and publishing the Web Role Application’s package and configuration, Deploying the application to Azure Staging and Production environments.

How Do I: Monitor Azure applications by persisting diagnostics data to Azure Storage?

In this video, Max Adams demonstrates how to add Trace diagnostics to an Azure application and then persist those logs to Azure storage.
Included in the video:
  • Create a Cloud application with a Web role and a Worker role, and configure them to use Diagnostics.
  • Demonstrate how to create diagnostics messages
  • Demonstrate how to persist the diagnostics to Azure storage

How Do I: Introducing the Windows Azure Content Delivery Network?

In this video, Max Adams will introduce the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN). This technology is designed to mitigate the problem of latency or lag when streaming large content from the Azure Blob container for a particular Azure application. The CDN, once enabled, will cache the Blob Container on edge CDN servers located all over the globe, and applications that use the CDN endpoint will automatically redirect to a cached version of Blob content.

Blog Posts

Managing APIs and SOA solutions in Windiows Azure

How do you manage APIs and SOA services in Windows Azure? Nevatech Sentinet™ platform provides unified design- and run-time SOA management infrastructure and tools with the focus on Microsoft technology and Windows Azure… Continue

Posted by Andrew Slivker on November 4, 2011 at 8:32am

Windows Azure - Custom Diagnostics and Logging with Loggly

Let me state the obvious, for any application you develop you need to log information, errors, exceptions etc that can help you and others know what’s going on with your application
When you create a new Windows Azure application using Visual Studio you will find the following snippet in your configuration file

Posted by Allan Rwakatungu on August 2, 2011 at 12:14pm

Microsoft Azure App Fabric Caching Service Simplified and Detailed out

Cennest Technologies is a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner focusing on development and Migration of .NET applications to the Cloud. 

Keeping a close eye on Azure developments , a very important release in the MIX 2011 conference which is bound to have a big impact in the way applications are architected/ migrated  in the future is the App fabric caching…


Posted by Anshulee Asthana on April 19, 2011 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

Private Cloud: Outsource or In-source?

In my last blog post, I wrote about some of the trade offs between a public cloud or private cloud.

Once a decision is made to go with a private cloud computing solution, the next decision is whether to outsource with private cloud…


Posted by Online Tech on March 4, 2011 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

Best Practices for Building Reliable SQL Azure Database Client Applications

This solution was implemented as a fully reusable framework for dealing with connection loss and failed SQL commands due to terminated sessions between a client application and a SQL Azure database.



Posted by Paul.Sorvik on June 30, 2010 at 12:18pm


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