Enabling HTTP Compression and HTTP 304 Caching (through ETag?) with Windows Azure CDN

When you try enable HTTP compression (gzip) and HTTP 304 Caching via ETags on Azure CDN, you may not get both working together. For example if you enable HTTP Compression for CSS and JavaScript resources in Windows Azure CDN along with ETag based HTTP 304 caching, you might experience that “HTTP 304 – Not Modified”…

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Serving web resources (AXDs) with HTTP Compression through Windows Azure CDN

With Windows Azure CDN you must pass the QueryString parameter containing a compressible filename type (.js, .cs etc) or you are requesting a file by its original name (jquery.js, site.css, etc.) otherwise Accept-Encoding HTTP header will not be passed. For example when using an AXD resource handler (WebResource.axd, etc.) only, the HTTP compression will not…

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Windows Azure Management using Burp (Java based GUI tool) and REST API

Burp is a great tool to use REST API directly in the GUI. I have written this blog to understand how to configure Burp to Manage Windows Azure subscription and services using REST API. You can download the tool below:http://portswigger.net/burp/proxy.html After you start the tool first step is to setup the PFX certificate which you…

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Downloading Windows Azure Publish Settings (Subscription Configuration) file

Time to time I need to use my Windows Azure Subscription Profile information however when I want I could never find and searching the link over internet could never get me the configuration file immediately so I created this blog.   To get PublishSetting profile visit the link below: https://windows.azure.com/download/publishprofile.aspx A publishsettings file will be…

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Request Filtering, URLScan With Windows Azure Web Role

As you may know URLScan feature is deprecated from IIS7 and Within IIS 7, all the core features of URLScan have been incorporated into a module called Request Filtering, and a Hidden Segments feature has been added. Windows Azure instances for Web Role use IIS7.0 so there is no URLScan to use by default. More…

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Multicast Communication in Windows Azure

In Windows Azure we can consider two types of multicast communication: Application/Service level Multicast Messaging between multiple roles:Multicast Messaging between multiple roles which is Inter-Role communication between multiple role facilitated through Service Bus and described below: A Video Introduction about Multicast with the .NET Service Bus Implementing Reliable Inter-Role Communication Using Windows Azure Service Bus,…

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