Windows Azure Cache: Feature Comparison Matrix

You can find this blog, and lot of other interesting articles about Windows Azure on My Team Blog  Windows Azure offers three different Cache Offerings. 1. Cache Service Preview 2. In-Role Caching 3. Shared Caching Cache Service is the newest and is in Preview right now. Considering that Shared Caching is soon to be deprecated…

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One Thing You Must Do When: Service Endpoint is showing Offline in Azure Traffic Manager

You can find this blog, and lot of other interesting articles about Windows Azure on My Team Blog Recently I came across multiple scenarios where the Service endpoints were showing Offline/Degraded in Traffic Manager. Those endpoints were valid, accessible and respective service was running fine, but still the end point was showing offline in Traffic…

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Free E-book: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

Microsoft Press has recently released a new e-book on Windows Azure called “Introducing Windows Azure for IT professionals”. This book contains something for everyone who is either learning Windows Azure or is planning to move to Windows Azure in near future. Best part is this book is absolutely Free to download for everyone! Thank you…

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Consuming Service Management API from Web/Worker Role – Method 2

You can find this blog, and lot of other interesting articles about Azure on My Team Blog In my previous post about the same topic I mentioned there are multiple ways to enable your Web/Worker Role to consume service management API. Here is one more way where we will be leveraging the power of Azure…

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July Updates for Windows Azure

  There were some great updates to Windows Azure were released earlier today!  Some of them are SQL Databases: Support for Automated SQL Export and a New Premium Tier SQL Database option Traffic Manager: New support for managing Windows Azure Traffic Manager in the HTML Portal AutoScale: Support for Windows Azure Mobile Services, AutoScale rules…

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Consuming Service Management API from Web/Worker Role

Recently on our Team Blog, I posted about using Service Management API from code running in Windows. Reposting it here as well for easier access. My team blog It is not un-common to have the need of enabling your Web Role / Worker Role to consume the Azure Service Management API. Here is a step-by-step…

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Linking a resource to your Cloud Service? What does that mean

Some of the Azure developers/administrator often misunderstand “Linking a resource” to a cloud service. Many times I see people asking, I have linked a SQL Azure DB/Storage to my cloud service, still my data is not getting transferred. Most of you already know what really linking resources mean, but still I felt like giving this…

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‘Hello world’ for Windows Azure Blob Storage

  While learning various storage models for Windows Azure, I was looking for a simple ‘Hello world’ application which will only write to Blob Storage. It turned out that such simple application was not so easy to find on internet for a newbie, it was at least to me. So I am sharing one such…

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Cloudy.. everywhere…

Hello All, its been a while since I blogged about anything. Last year I entered into the Cloud Computing world here at Microsoft and joined this awesome team called Azure Cloud Integration Engineering. And its been a great journey so far. I am completely in love with this amazing new world! The transition from a…

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