Assess your SQL Server to SQL Azure migration using SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment Tool by SQL Azure Labs

SQL Azure team announced today about the release of a new experimental cloud service, “SQL Azure Compatibility Assessment”. This tool is a created by SQL Azure Labs and if you are considering moving your SQL Server databases to SQL Azure, you can use this assessment service to check if your database schema is compatible with…


Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2012!!

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for all your support and comments!! You are the inspiration behind every article I write and post here. Looking forward for another year of great colloboration!! Regards, Avkash (@avkashchauhan)


Top 12 Articles on Cloud Services and Big Data on Windows Azure in December

Windows Azure Cloud Services Newly Designed Windows Azure Developer Center Article Tutorial: Running a Python Web Application in Windows Azure Article  Tutorial: Running the Mongoose Web Server in Windows Azure Article  Node.js in Windows Azure, To the Cloud and Beyond! Article  Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games Version 1.2.0 (beta) Released Article  Windows Azure: Hands on…


Windows Azure: Hands on Lab for Moving Applications to the Cloud

Windows Azure team created a detailed hands on lab to help everyone who wants to move their application to Windows Azure cloud. Each of the Hands-On Labs is separate and stand-alone so you can choose which ones you want to use, and you can work through them in any order. However, it is recommended that…


Windows Azure Resource: A Guide to Claims-Based Identity and Access Control, Second Edition – eBook Download

Map of the book: What is this book about: An Introduction to Claims explains what a claim is and provides general rules on what makes good claims and how to incorporate them into your application. It’s probably a good idea that you read this chapter before you move on to the scenarios.  Claims-Based Architectures shows…


Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java, December 2011 CTP is now available

Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java, December 2011 CTP is now available for public download at The December CTP is a major update to the Eclipse tooling that was last released last June. It introduces a number of impactful usability and functional enhancements. See the announcement: Download the documentation from the link below:…


Windows Azure Service Bus EAI and EDI – first public CTP availability

Windows Azure Service Team is proud to announce that the first public CTP of Service Bus EAI & EDI is now LIVE at You can see the official announcement here:   What is Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs: Windows Azure Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs provides integration capabilities for…


Windows Azure Libraries for .NET 1.6 (Where is Windows Azure App Fabric SDK?)

After the release of latest Windows Azure SDK 1.6,  you may have wonder where is Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.6? Before SDK 1.6 release, AppFabric SDK was shipped separate from Azure SDK.  However things are changed now and Windows Azure SDK 1.6 merges both SDK together into one SDK. So when you install new Windows…


Windows Azure Training Kit November 2011 Update is available to download now!!

The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform.  November 2011 Update The November 2011 update of the training kit includes the following updates: [New demo] Publishing Cloud Applications with Visual…