SQL Azure at Tech-Ed 2010

Important announcements and updates about SQL Azure  have been made at Tech-Ed: For more details, have a look to the SQL Azure Team Blog :SQL Azure at TechEd 2010


Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications

This is an interesting new whitepaper about Windows Azure security mechanisms as well as recommended patterns for building robust cloud applications based on Windows Azure. I would really recommend to spent some time to read it : Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications


Tribune Transforms Business for Heightened Relevance by Embracing Cloud Computing

Tribune Transforms Business for Heightened Relevance by Embracing Cloud Computing This case is a great example of how Windows Azure can help to redefine IT services as Business services.The agility provided by Windows Azure allows Tribune to dynamically  grow their IT capabilities without any limit : In Steve’s own words :  Adopting Windows Azure helps…


Microsoft passes the 10,000 customer milestone with Azure

Interesting interview with Doug Hauger, General Manager of Windows Azure.In that article,he describes the state of Windows Azure business : Microsoft passes the 10,000 customer milestone with Azure


Azure Deployment for your Build Server

Scott Densmore has published a useful post about how automatic deployments  can be done in Windows Azure and integrate that deployments in your ALM tasks: Azure Deployment for your Build Server.


AzureScope : Extreme computing group

AzureScope : This is a great resource about Windows Azure,I really recommend you to  invest some time and read the content it contains.You will find really valuable information about: Benchmark test cases and throughput reports Best practices on developing on Windows Azure. Code Samples. Hope that you find it useful. Additionally I would also recommend…


Maximizing utilization while reducing TCO

If you didn’t attend the PDC session The Business of Windows Azure: What you should know about Windows Azure Platform pricing and SLAs I would recommend you to watch it, it really helps to understand the pricing and license model. Additionally it also helps to understand the value of Cloud computing and being more precisely…


Auto-scaling in Azure.

A really complete example has been published on Windows Azure Dynamic Scaling Sample talking about this topic. If you are still interested on knowing how this requirement can be “manually” implemented,continue reading this post,otherwise I would recommend you to visit the Windows Azure Dynamic Scaling Sample   Combining the strengthens of the Windows Azure Diagnostics…

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Upgrading an Azure service

Continuing with the last post Update and upgrade domains, I wanted to give more details about the choices in Azure for upgrading a service. First of all, we can upgrade the service from two places: Using the Azure Developer Portal Using the Service Management API. The Service Management APIs are a set of REST services…


Update and upgrade domains

The Azure Fabric Controller (FC) is the service that automatically manages all roles and resources in Azure, is in charge of : Mapping declarative service specifications to available resources and allocate them Assuring system health and satisfies SLAs Performing application and OS updates Keeping in mind that, there are two concepts that are particularly important…