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Windows Azure Insider November 2013 – Migrating Database Workloads to the Cloud

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In the November 2013 issue of the Windows Azure Insider column for MSDN Magazine, Bruno and I talk about the different techniques and technical requirements that you should keep in mind when migrating SQL Server databases from on-premises to the cloud, providing guidance for Virtual Machine specifications and tools. The article can be found here: […]

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Windows Azure Insider September 2013 – Hadoop and HDInsight: Big Data in Windows Azure

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For the September edition of the Windows Azure Insider MSDN magazine column, Bruno and I write about Big Data, the benefits of the MapReduce model, and HDInsight, the Windows Azure component that offers Hadoop-as-a-Service in the public cloud. We also show how to perform simple analytics against a public dataset using Java code and and […]

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Windows Azure Insider July 2013 – Meter and Autoscale Multi-Tenant Applications in Windows Azure

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This month, for the MSDN Magazine Windows Azure Insider column, Bruno and I follow up on the topic of creating multi-tenant solutions in the cloud, particularly focusing on metering and auto-scaling, which are crucial tasks for properly maintaining applications that serve multiple resources sharing compute and storage resource. The full article can be found here: […]

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Windows Azure Insider June 2013 – Architecting Multi-Tenant Applications in Windows Azure

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One of the biggest challenges that companies face when migrating applications to Windows Azure is going from a single to a multi-tenant approach, which means that some of the compute and data resources are shared by their customers. We take a look at four different areas affected by this process: – Identity and security – […]

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PowerPoint presentations for the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp in Denver, CO April 2013

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PowerPoint presentations used last April, during the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp in Denver, CO USA, can now be downloaded from this Skydrive location. The following files are included: – GWAB Denver Intro. – Windows Azure Platform overview. – Windows Azure Compute overview. – Windows Azure Storage overview. – Windows Azure Messaging overview. – Windows Azure […]

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Windows Azure Insider May 2013 – Geo-Protection for Video Blobs Using a Node.js Media Proxy and MongoDB

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For the May 2013 edition of the MSDN magazine Windows Azure Insider column, Bruno and I cover a common scenario that developers and companies face when trying to distribute video files around the world: protecting content from being accessed in specific countries. The solution is based on a Node.js server running on Windows Azure Web […]

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The Windows Azure Training Kit April 2013 update is now available

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The April 2013 version of the Windows Azure Training Kit is now available for download. You can find it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396 Content Updates: • New Presentation: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android • New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Android • New Lab: Windows Azure Mobile Services and Windows Phone • New Presentation: Introduction […]

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