Branch-Node Sync Part 2: Service Based Sync

In February’s issue I take a further look at the Sync Framework using Services in Windows Azure to sync corporate databases lets you scale to many more end nodes than are possible with direct-to-database synchronization.

Branch-Node Synchronization with SQL Azure

The latest installment to my column is available at  It is a primer on architecture and code using Sync Framework and SQL Azure.  Look for February’s installment to delve into data synchronization using web services in Windows Azure.

Integrating SharePoint and Windows Azure Storage

Check out my latest column about pushing content from SharePoint up to Azure Storage and providing a working link still in SharePoint:

Sample Solution for for Azure Web Role Caching

It isn’t, by any measure, the prettiest code or cleanest code in the world, but I’ve published a sample solution that contains the code used to upload blobs, fetch and cache them to a web role LocalResource, and subsequently serve them as requested via web pages.  This is related to several recent posts, but comes…

Using BLOB Storage: Updated Sample Code

I made some changes to my sample code after receiving some feedback (thanks Aleks) on best practices and ways that I could better write the code that I had used as a sample for the upload piece in the post Using BLOB Storage: Azure Storage and GAE Blobstore.  I thought that I might be useful…


Using BLOB Storage: Azure Storage and GAE Blobstore

[Updated Azure Storage Sample Code: the code used for Storage in this post has been scrubbed and updated and posted]    Anyone that has read my recent posts, or posts by many others out there, can see examples how to upload single and multiple files into Azure Storage (Storage).  Likewise, there are a number of examples out there…

Migrating Windows Service to Azure Worker Role: Image Conversion Example using Storage

In my work with Symon Communications we had to move the pieces of their solution from their current Windows Services implementations to something that would work well in the cloud.  These services would run in the background to collect, transform, and prepare data.  This seemed like a natural fit for the use of a worker…


Caching to and Serving Files from WebRole’s Local Storage

UPDATE:  Sample solution now available on Codeplex.  It is under AzureFileCache.  It still has a lot of rough edges and needs work, but might serve as a good starting point.  I’ve been working with Symon Communications on a Proof-of-Concept for porting some of their applications to Azure in the simplest terms that means moving the SQL data to SQL Azure…


Implementing Join/Leave (part 3): The RESTful Services

This is the last of my posts on this topic and promises to be rather short.  The previous post covered the functionality to join or leave and the one before that covered determining group membership via EWS.  In this post I will cover the idea that I want to implement access to this functionality via…