Introduction To Windows Azure Media Services

Windows Azure Media Services is a web service which can store, transcode and distribute client’s video. The video storage is backed by Windows Azure Storage Blob Storage. A typical use case is CMS ( content management system). Using Windows Azure Media Services, CMS may be able to manage large amount of videos just like texts….

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How to be a good web service? Globalization

Web service globalization is a barely touched topic in academia. Yet it is highly interesting from business perspective because globalized web service can be scaled to different countries with relatively low cost. Having gone through a few web service globalization projects myself, I feel relieving while writing this blog.  A. What needs to be globalized?…

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How to be a good web service? Especially when things go wrong!

How to be a good web service? To be a good service means the service has good SLA with very little or no downtime, quick response to request, etc.  In addition to these common knowledge, in my opinion, to be a good web service also means when something goes wrong, the service fail gracefully. Here…

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Jenkins on Windows Azure, the missing manual -- Slave

Create a VM from Windows Azure Portal, remote desktop into that machine. Login as Administrator Turn Off IE enhanced security by going to Server Manager -> Local Server In command line windows, Install .NET 3.5 using the following command Dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename:NetFX3 From Windows Control Panel, create a new account : yourloginname, grant…

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FAQ : Microsoft Windows Azure PHP SDK

This list is growing, if you have any question regarding Windows Azure PHP SDK, please feel free to let me know.  General  Q: Do I need a Windows machine to use Windows Azure PHP SDK? A: No, Windows Azure PHP SDK is platform independent, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, you name it. However, if you want…

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