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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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Windows Azure Insider April 2013 – NoSQL Data in the Cloud with Windows Azure Tables

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This month, in the Windows Azure Insider column for MSDN Magazine, Bruno and I talk about the current NoSQL data landscape, explain how it’s affecting the design of new solution architectures, and take a deep dive into Windows Azure Tables. We start by showing developers how to perform basic operations (insert, query data), while fully […]

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PowerPoint presentations from the Azure OSS Summit in Argentina (Spanish)

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We have published the PowerPoint slides from the Azure OSS Summit in Argentina, presented last week. They include the following topics (in Spanish, unless otherwise stated): 1. Introducción a Windows Azure. 1a. Microsoft GFS Datacenter tour (English only). 2. Arquitecturas Híbridas de Nube. 3. Desarrollo OSS en Windows Azure (PHP, Java, Python) 4. Motores de […]

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PowerPoint presentations for the Windows Azure OSS summits in India

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For those who attended the Windows Azure OSS Summits (Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore) in India, we just uploaded the PowerPoint presentations used during the different sessions, including: 1. Windows Azure Overview. 2. Building Hybrid Cloud Architectures 3. The OSS Developers Story 4. The OSS Data Story 5. Windows Azure and node.js They can be found here: […]

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Mark your calendars! Windows Azure OSS Summit in Argentina, March 2013

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Now is the turn for Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we will be talking about the integration between Windows Azure and Open Source technologies. Don’t miss the Python, PHP, Java and node.js sessions, while we show you how to take advantage of multiple database engines – including Azure table storage, MongoDB, neo4j and Cassandra – for […]

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Windows Azure Insider March 2013 – Real-World Scenarios for Node.js in Windows Azure

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For the March 2013 edition of the Windows Azure Insider column in MSDN Magazine, Bruno Terkaly and I talk about node.js, the javascript server-side programming language that it’s taking the world by storm (for the right use cases). We show you how to create a basic HTTP server, as well as how to use it […]

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