Running .NET4 Windows Workflows in Azure

This blog reviews the current (January 2011) set of options available for hosting existing .NET4 Workflow (WF) programs in Windows Azure and also provides a roadmap to the upcoming features that will further enhance support for hosting and monitoring the Workflow programs. The code snippets included below are also available as an attachment for you…

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Running ActiveMQ on Windows Azure: One Man’s Search for a Full Featured Messaging Broker Option in the Cloud

  I’ve always enjoyed building systems that utilized flexible messaging platforms. Before joining Microsoft, I was a member of a small ISV team that built a commercial .NET based ESB product (a rare creature in and of itself) that was primarily a WCF based messaging system. We had a number of capabilities that were useful and…


SQL Azure and Entity Framework Connection Fault Handling

  A number of customers are choosing to use Entity Framework with Microsoft SQL Azure, and rightfully so.  Entity Framework provides an abstraction above the database so that queries are developed using the business model or conceptual model and queries are executed using the richness of LINQ to Entities.  SQL Azure is a cloud-based database…

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Hybrid Cloud Solutions With Windows Azure AppFabric Middleware

Abstract (updated version) Technical and commercial forces are causing Enterprise Architects to evaluate moving established on-premises applications into the cloud – the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. This blog post will demonstrate that there are established application architectural patterns that can get the best of both worlds: applications that continue to live on-premises while interacting with…

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