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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

Added by Andrew Slivker on November 4, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

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

Added by Allan Rwakatungu on August 2, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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…


Added 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…


Added 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.



Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 30, 2010 at 12:18pm — No Comments

SQL Azure SU3 is completed

SQL Azure SU3 is completed

Microsoft just completed the rollout of SQL Azure Service Update 3 at 6 datacenters worldwide with the following promised features:

  1. 50 GB Database Support – You can now store even more data in a single SQL Azure database as the database size has been increased to 50 GB.
  2. Spatial Data Support – SQL Azure now offers support for the Geography and…

Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 28, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

SQL Azure Support for Spatial Data available next service update

SQL Azure will offer support for the Geography and Geometry types as well as query support in T-SQL. This is a significant feature and now opens the Windows Azure Platform to support spatial and location aware applications.


Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 24, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Data Sync Service for SQL Azure Announced !

Data Sync Service for SQL Azure allows for more flexible control over data by deciding which data components should be distributed across multiple datacenters in different geographic locations, based on the customer’s internal policies and business needs. Currently available in community technology preview at



Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 24, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Manage static Windows Azure Web Pages From Your Desktop (reduce hosting costs)

You can store your web pages in Windows Azure Blob storage. After that, you can map a DNS CNAME record to your Azure Blob storage endpoint URL so your web pages become available in a web browser. It is a good way to construct a web site without the fixed hosting cost. It is also a good way to service important documents through the Azure CDN(Content Delivery Network). This tutorial describes an easy way to manage your Azure web pages directly from your Windows…


Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 24, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Access 10 Support for SQL Azure (no release date yet)

Access 10 Support for SQL Azure offers native data connectivity support from Microsoft Office 2010 to SQL Azure. This new feature provides Access 10 Support for SQL Azure offers native data connectivity support from Microsoft Office 2010 to SQL Azure. This new feature provides an easy way to connect directly from Office applications to cloud-based relational databases, and more choices to integrate rich Office Business Applications that can connect directly to both on-premises or cloud…


Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 23, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications -June 2010 (REVISION 2) Released

This white paper focuses on the security challenges and recommended approaches to design and develop more secure applications for Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform. It is intended to be a resource for technical software audiences: software designers, architects, developers and testers who design, build and deploy more secure Windows Azure solutions.



Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Elevate your skills with Windows Azure in this online hands-on workshop!

There’s no cost to you to participate in this session; each attendee will receive a temporary, self-expiring, full-access account to work with Azure for a period of 2-weeks. … in addition to building an application that will leave you with a rock-solid understanding of the Azure platform, the solution you deploy will contribute back to Stanford’s Folding@home distributed computing project.



Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 19, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – June Update

Microsoft released the June update for the Windows Azure Platform training kit today, which can download from

Added by Paul.Sorvik on June 18, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Introducing CloudBerry Backup for Windows Azure Blob Storage

CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3…


Added by Andy on June 13, 2010 at 10:56am — No Comments

CloudBerry Explorer for Azure: Development Storage and $root container support

It has been awhile since we introduced CloudBerry Explorer for Azure Blob storage and now we are proud to announce a new release with new features among which Development Storage and $root container support. Those features turned to be the most requested by our customers and we would like to thank you those of you who brought it up.…


Added by Andy on May 27, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Windows Azure ASP.NET MVC 2 Role with Silverlight

This post was originally posted on my blog at: For more of my entries and how-to documents regarding Azure, please check out my blog. Thank! On to the entry.

I was working through some scenarios recently with…


Added by Adron Hall on May 24, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

CLOUD Computing Research

Hello I'm Marcy I am a Researcher and I am currently working on a White paper regarding Cloud Computing

to define the industry and determine trends and opportunities. I was hoping if anyone can help me with this list of questionnaire.If you have an Idea about Cloud Computing feel free to Click the Attache file…


Added by Marcy Ybanez on May 18, 2010 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

FREE Windows/SQL Azure pass via FREE Virtual Boot Camp III May 3rd to 10th

After the huge success of the Windows Azure Virtual Boot Camp I and II, here comes……


Added by Go Azure on May 4, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

scheduling in cloud computing environment

Many scheduling approaches and heuristic have already studied in the
context of Grid Computing. The concern here: "Are they also suitable in
the context of Cloud Computing"?? what kind of considerations are
needed to customize those earlier approaches ......

Added by Bhaskar on March 27, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments

TechDays 2010 (CLO305) : Windows Azure AppFabric

Vous trouverez sur le lien suivant les slides, le lien vers le webcast ainsi que les sources de la demo de la session CLO305.…


Added by Geoffrey DANIEL on March 15, 2010 at 5:56am — No Comments

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