Quote of the Day: On Being Deep

“There is no shortcut to the Profound.” – Jeremy Ashworth

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The Power of Goals

Every year we read blogs, articles, magazines, hear news stories and blurbs on making New Year’s Resolutions. Well, I for one don’t do that. I do something else. Each year, on January 1, my wife, daughter and I get up early – like before 6:00 A.M. – and find a breakfast place that’s open. When…

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The Proper Use of the VM Role in Windows Azure

At the Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC) in 2010 we announced an addition to the Computational Roles in Windows Azure, called the VM Role. This new feature allows a great deal of control over the applications you write, but some have confused it with our full infrastructure offering in Windows Hyper-V. There is a proper architecture…

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Windows Azure Learning Plan – Architecture

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with what an Architect needs to know about Windows Azure.   General Architectural Guidance Overview and general  information about Azure – what it is, how it works, and where you can…

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Quote of the Day: Learning from Questions

 “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” – Bruce Lee

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Online Password Security Tactics

Recently two more large databases were attacked and compromised, one at the popular Gawker Media sites and the other at McDonald’s. Every time this kind of thing happens (which is FAR too often) it should remind the technical professional to ensure that they secure their systems correctly. If you write software that stores passwords, it…

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Windows Azure Learning Plan – SQL Azure

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with SQL Azure.   There are a series of videos here you can use for a complete overview: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations with…

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Quote of the Day: On What to Remember

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble. -Arabic Parable

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Windows Azure Learning Plan – Security

This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with Security for  Windows Azure.   General Security Information Overview and general  information about Windows Azure Security – what it is, how it works, and where you can learn more. Security…

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