Tuning Windows Azure Performance, more thoughts

As a follow up to my previous blog post, Tuning Windows Azure Performance, a brief introduction I would like to share some more thoughts about tuning Windows Azure performance. Affinity Groups If different components of your Azure solution is deployed to different Azure data centers (DC) there’s a big chance that you will have to deal…


Tuning Windows Azure Performance, a brief introduction

One common reason we go for cloud computing is the ability to scale, as much as needed. This usually means an increase in the overall performance of our application. However in certain cases we might face a decrease in performance with cloud computing. I will try to explain the most common reasons that I came…


Microsoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure CTP

You can now download Microsoft Endpoint Protection (MEP) for Azure CTP from the below link. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29209  It’s worth noting that for most of the usage scenarios you don’t really need an endpoint protection software for Azure. Yes, your web and worker roles are actually VMs but all of the components on those VMs are secured…


Microsoft is again a leader in Gartner BI magic quadrant

According to the latest BI magic quadrant from Gartner Microsoft is once again positioned as a leader. I’m glad to see the praise for Microsoft’s “BI in the cloud” strategy 🙂 One common complaint I heard was the lack of metadata capabilities and this will be resolved in SQL Server 2012. I have never been…


New SQL Azure Pricing

SQL Azure price reduces more than %50 at some cases. For more information please visit http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/details/#database  


Cloud Computing and Global Economic Growth

A recent study from London School of Economics (LSE) says Cloud Computing could be key to global economic growth. History almost always proved that increase in productivity creates more jobs and helps grow the economy. So what LSE says makes a lot of sense to me. For more information please check http://cloudtimes.org/london-school-of-economics-study-says-cloud-computing-could-be-key-to-global-economic-growth/


Tips on migrating your apps to Azure

For some very simple tips on migrating your apps to Azure, you can visit http://weblogs.asp.net/shijuvarghese/archive/2012/01/29/tips-and-important-steps-for-migrating-apps-to-windows-azure.aspx


BizSpark to Offer Startups $60,000 in Cloud Services on Windows Azure

After a few years of break I decided to blog again. Well, let’s see how it goes this time. BizSpark Plus, an extension of the BizSpark program, provides higher value offers to startup accelerators around the globe. How cool is that? For more information please visit http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/01/30/microsoft-bizspark-to-offer-startups-60-000-in-cloud-services-on-windows-azure.aspx