June 2010 Blog Posts (10)

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.

ref http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlazure/archive/2010/06/07/10020947.aspx

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 http://www.sqlazurelabs.com



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 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=413E88F8-5966-4A83-B309-53B7B77EDF78&displaylang=en

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

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