Great Applications in the Windows Store to help with Sorting, Viewing, Finding Duplicates of Photos

Applications that help you manage your huge photo collections Over the last few weeks I’ve spent some weekend time developing some apps that are now in the Windows 8.1 store. Ultimate Photo Duplicate Finder   Ultimate Photo Duplicate Finder This application helps you find and process duplicate photo files. It will find duplicate files even…

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How to write to and read from Windows Azure tables within Web Applications

Overview In this module we learn about writing to *Windows Azure Tables (version 2.1). It will demonstrate simple insertions as well as batch oriented insertions. It will also explore reading from Windows Azure Tables using LINQ. Tables store data as collections of entities. Entities are similar to rows. An entity has a primary key and…

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How to upload publicly visible photos from a Windows Store Application to Windows Azure Storage version 2.1

Overview In this module we learn about uploading photos to Windows Azure Storage using the latest version of the Windows Azure Storage SDK (version 2.1).   Download Visual Studio Solution Using Pre-Release Windows Azure Storage SDK NuGet will be used to install the necessary assemblies and references. It represents the fastests and easiest way to…

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WCF Service Behaviors – How to Generate Service Metadata to simplify WCF Client Application Development

Overview This post is about extensibility, interms of the behavior of a service. We discussed Bindings in previous posts and in this section we want to discuss service behaviors, which is a runtime that sits on top of the channel layer. Service Behavior extensions enable the user to customize service or endpoint behaviors. You can…

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WCF Programming – How to write a client app that connects to a WCF Service

Overview This post is about connecting to a WCF service from a client application. The key takeaways in this post relate to understanding endpoints and how to connect to them. We will explore adding service references from client applications. We will also show you how client applications can pass data into a WCF service. The…

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WCF Bindings – How to Implement Reliable Messaging

Overview This post is about understanding some lower level details about endpoints. As we discussed previously, an endpoint has it’s ABCs. A is for Address B is for Binding C is for Contract Ultimately, Windows Communication Foundation is a framework for building services that process XML messages. The whole point of WCF is for applications…

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How to Migrate an On-Premises SQL Server 2012 Database to Windows Azure SQL Virtual Machine

Overview This next section is about migrating on-premises SQL Server database to the public cloud. Windows Azure SQL Server for VMs (IaaS) makes it possible for you to host your cluster in a Microsoft datacenter. The key advantage this public cloud-hosted option offers is a high level of compatibility with existing on-premises SQL Server installations….

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How to Export an On-Premises SQL Server Database to Windows Azure Storage

Overview This lab is about exporting the on-premises database as a bacpac file and storing the bacpac file in Windows Azure Storage as a blob. See my previous post here: How to create a Windows Azure Storage Account as a prerequisite for this lab. Exporting to Windows Azure Storage Once you create the bacpac file,…

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