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Windows Azure Insider March 2014 – The Windows Azure Service Bus and the Internet of Things Part 2

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After an overwhelming number of email messages, feedback and comments based on our previous Windows Azure Insider column, this month Bruno and I continue the conversation around the Internet-of-Things and Windows Azure, incorporating a hands-on approach to using the Service Bus to control an Arduino device using a Windows Phone client. We had a lot […]

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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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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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Windows Azure Insider January 2013 – Windows Azure Web Sites

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For the Windows Azure Insider January 2013 edition, Bruno Terkaly and I talk about Windows Azure Web Sites, one of the newest services offered in the Microsoft cloud platform, allowing developers to rapidly deploy and scale applications based on ASP.Net, PHP or Node.js. I hope that you find it useful.

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