Load testing from Azure (summary) | Tests de charge depuis Windows Azure (résumé)

English Français In latest post, I explained in details what Stéphane Crozatier’s AzureLoadTest solution (download from here) does, and how to make it run. Here is a summary of the post. This solution automates the provisoning of Azure resources that Visual Studio 2010 can leverage to run load tests from a number of injecters. Dans…

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Load testing from Windows Azure | Tests de charge depuis Windows Azure

  English Français Stéphane Crozatier, a colleague of mine, built a solution to make it simple to use Visual Studio and Azure to stress test an application. Stéphane Crozatier, un de mes collègues, a élaboré une solution qui simplifie l’utilisation de Visual Studio Azure pour tester en charge une application. This post is about Stéphane’s…

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Authentification fédérée depuis une application de smartphone

  La fédération d’identité permet à des utilisateurs de s’authentifier en réutilisant un compte qu’ils ont déjà par ailleurs. Cela permet à l’application de ne pas avoir à gérer les utilisateurs directement; par exemple, le fait que tel ou tel utilisateur est administrateur peut être géré au niveau du fournisseur d’identité qui peut être typiquement…

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Synchronize Azure Data Today in Production–Synchroniser des données Azure aujourd’hui en production

  English Français A common requirement for Azure is the ability to replicate and/or synchronize data between SQL Azure and Windows Azure storages in different datacenters, but also with on premises SQL Server databases and files. Une besoin classique pour Azure est la possibilité de répliquer et/ou de synchroniser des données entre SQL Azure et…

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Microsoft’s middleware long term strategy–La stratégie Middleware long terme de Microsoft

  English Français There was a session at the WPC 2011 (Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, July 10-14, 2011) by Tony Meleg called “Microsoft Middleware Strategy and BizTalk Server Roadmap”. A summary of the session (as well as opinions) was posted by Richard Seroter. Une session de la WPC 2011 (Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, du 10…

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Azure VIP

  English Français A few days ago, it was announced on the Windows Azure blog that the Azure Virtual IP Address was now guaranteed to be maintained as long as a deployment is not deleted. Azure comes with a mechanism to help Blue Green Deployment: staging and production environments, for each hosted service, as well…

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A simple distributed App with Azure AppFabric Applications (part 2)–Une application distribuée simple avec Azure AppFabric Applications (2ème partie)

Let’s now deploy the application we developed and tested in a local environment (cf part 1) to the Azure deployment environment We have an Azure AppFabric Applications namespace where to deploy the application. Here is how to do so. Déployons maintenant l’application que nous avons développée et testée dans une environnement local (voir 1ère partie)…

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A simple distributed App with Azure AppFabric Applications (part 1)–Une application distribuée simple avec Azure AppFabric Applications (1ère partie)

English Français AppFabric Applications is feature that just arrived as a CTP in June 2011. It brings a same view of a distributed application model from development to operations, which is part of what is often called devOps. The MSDN documentation about that feature is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh239716.aspx An overview is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/appfabric/overview/ Let’s…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Applications, a few screen shots / quelques copies d’écrans

  English Français A recent blog post announced the long awaited (since last Professional Developer Conference in november 2010) AppFabric Applications CTP. Un billet récent vient d’annoncer la CTP attendue depuis la dernière conférence développeurs (PDC) de novembre 2010 d’AppFabric Applications. Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications It can be tested by requesting a namespace, but…

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Home Realm Discovery (HRD)–Découverte du royaume d’origine

English Français Home Realm Discovery (HRD) is a classical problem with federated identity. Many users may arrive to your web site, but you don’t know who they are before they authenticate so you have to ask them or guess. There are several techniques: 1/ ask them with a combo box or a list of links/buttons…

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