Windows Azure Guides in Japanese

I can’t read a single character (except maybe one), but it looks beautiful: http://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/library/ff898435.aspx

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A year’s balance–next project

A little bit late for a year balance since the year has already started, or so I’m told. Anyway, as we prepare for the next project, I reflected on my team’s work for the last 18 months. 18 months is more than a year, so you might wonder why am I doing a year balance…

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Claims Identity Guide samples updated

I’ve just uploaded to CodePlex updated samples for the Claims based Identity Guide. This have all been adapted to work on Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0 and MVC 2.0. See here for downloading the bits. From the release notes:                                    Required configuration changes for IIS, DevFabric and Windows Azure Both solutions 1-SingleSignOn and 5-WindowsAzure involve the…

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What’s next? Tailspin goes mobile…

Now that the Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 is “done” (Done = content is complete and production is taking place. Production = index, covers, PDF conversion, etc), our team is ready for the next adventure. Our fictitious ISV, Tailspin, is very innovative and wants to stay on the latest and greatest. Now they…

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 – Saving surveys in Tailspin

As I wrote in my previous post, different sites in TailSpin have different scalability needs. The public site, where customers complete surveys, would probably have need to scale to a large number of users. The first consequence in the design is the separation of this website into a specific web role in Windows Azure. In…

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 – Managing sessions

Session management is an important consideration for applications deployed to Windows Azure. In essence, the guidelines for “web farms” are all 100% applicable for Windows Azure. Some (most?) people rely on “in memory” session state and then tweak their network to have “sticky” sessions: users will be directed always to the same instance. This doesn’t…

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 1 – Live!

While we wait for the book to be published, we packaged the entire guide to be available online. We are using a very cool tool from our colleagues at ContentMaster which allows us to deliver a richer experience. Many of the diagrams in the guide are now “active”. When you hover with your over these…

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Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 – TailSpin Surveys – AuthN and AuthZ

Tailspin Surveys is a multitenant, SaaS solution, targeting many different customers. Some of these customers might be “enterprise” with “Big-IT” and are likely to demand advanced integration capabilities for identity (e.g. identity federation). Others, potentially smaller, are likely to not require these. Even smaller companies (e.g. someone working from home) might even want to reuse…

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Windows Azure Guidance – Yet another way of writing records to store and dealing with failures

These series of posts dealt with various aspects of dealing with failures while saving information on Windows Azure Storage: Windows Azure Guidance – Additional notes on failure recovery on Windows Azure Windows Azure Guidance – Failure recovery and data consistency – Part II Windows Azure Guidance – Failure recovery – Part III (Small tweak, great…

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