Head in the Clouds–Eyes on the Books

I normally post technical topics here on this blog, but I’m extending this post a bit to include a little professional development. Don’t worry; there’s some tech (and Distributed Computing tech, no less) in this post as well. I recently presented a few sessions on a “SQL Cruise” to Alaska (more on that here) and…

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SQL Azure Use Case: Shared Storage Application

This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization’s computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: On-premise data will be a part of computing for quite some time – perhaps permanently. Bandwidth requirements, security, or even financial considerations for…

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Windows Azure Learning Plan - Compute

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 the “compute” function of Windows Azure, which includes Configuration Files, the Web Role, the Worker Role, and the VM Role.   Videos, tutorials, overviews and offers for both .NET and…

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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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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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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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Windows Azure Learning Plan

 Note: On June 7th, Microsoft dramatically enhanced the Windows Azure Platform. I’m leaving this resource here, but an updated version is now here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2012/06/13/windows-azure-write-run-or-use-software.aspx   – Buck Because Windows Azure is a platform, like Windows or Linux, there are a lot of things to know about it. Whenever I’m faced with learning such a broad…

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