Windows Azure Store: New add-ons and expanded availability

Windows Azure Store is now available in 25 new markets, bringing the total count of supported markets to 36! The Windows Azure Store is the place to discover, purchase, and use premium data app services and data sets which help you to build amazing cloud applications. The new markets supported by Windows Azure Store are:…

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Field Note: Using Certificate-Based Encryption in Windows Azure Applications

Reposting from Windows Azure Field Notes Group post This is the first in a series of articles focused on sharing “real-world” technical information from the Windows Azure community. This article was written by Walter Myers III, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services. You can read the full post here.

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MEET Windows Azure

Για να το παρακολουθήσετε: Εγγραφείτε εδώ! Και για να το θυμηθείτε: Add to calendar

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Microsoft Patterns & Practices-Building Hybrid Applications in the Cloud on Windows Azure

This guide focuses on the common issues you will encounter when building applications that run partly in the cloud and partly on-premises, or when you decide to migrate some or all elements of an existing on-premises application to the cloud. It focuses on using Windows Azure as the host environment, and shows how you can…

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices

Excellent information from Bruce Kyle on Windows Azure Security: Part 1: The Challenges, Defense in Depth Part 2: What Azure Provides Out-of-the-Box Part 3: Identifying Your Security Frame Part 4: What Else You Need to Do

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On-premise storage sync with Windows Azure storage options

I went through the following offering from StorSimple that allows you to sync your on-premise data, stored in their storage, with Windows Azure BLOB one. This is very interesting and important for solutions that need to provide the following services: a. use Windows Azure as DR for their data; you can even encrypt your data…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Microsoft patterns & practices (a part of EPX Developer Guidance) is excited to announce the release of: Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure What’s in the Pack? Two new application blocks: Autoscaling Application Block ("Wasabi") to help you to automatically scale both web and worker roles in Windows Azure by dynamically provisioning/decommissioning roles…

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Windows Azure HPC Scheduler

(From Windows Azure team blog on MSDN): The Windows Azure HPC Scheduler includes modules and features that enable you to launch and manage high-performance computing (HPC) applications and other parallel workloads within a Windows Azure service. The scheduler supports parallel computational tasks such as parametric sweeps, Message Passing Interface (MPI) processes, and service-oriented architecture (SOA)…

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Windows Azure Jump Start

The Windows Azure Jump Start video series is for all architects and developers interested in designing, developing and delivering cloud-based applications leveraging the Windows Azure Platform. The overall target of this course is to help development teams make the right decisions with regard to cloud technology, the Azure environment and application lifecycle, Storage options, Diagnostics,…

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