Windows Azure IaaS Host OS Update Demystified

Special thanks to Sri Harsha for reviewing this post!!  In this post we will look at: Why Windows Azure updates the host OS? How does the host OS update take place? What are availability sets? How does creating availability sets make your application highly available? Resource to help you create and manage highly available applications…

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Windows Azure Learning Resources

Microsoft has loads of resources to help you learn, understand and leverage Windows Azure cloud platform. This is our effort of listing the resources that are available to help you learn about the Windows Azure architecture, security, features and implementation.   Architecture          Inside Windows Azure: The Cloud Operating System          Introduction to Windows Azure:…

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Staying updated with all things Windows Azure

  Windows Azure is an ever evolving Microsoft cloud platform. You may find it tough to stay updated with all the latest features, current news and technical know how’s. To help you stay updated with all thing Azure, we have put together a list of websites, blogs and other resources that you can follow to…

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Why does an Azure storage account have two access keys?

If you are using Windows Azure you might be familiar with the storage access keys. These storage access keys are used in authentication for accessing the storage account.  When you create a storage account you are provided with two storage access keys i.e. Primary and Secondary access keys. You might be wondering, what is the…

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