Category Archives: Azure

Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 2)

We’ve seen the basic concept of Azure IaaS in my last article. This article will take a deeper look at how Images and Disks are being used in Windows Azure Virtual Machine. Later in the article I’ll bring you another … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Virtual Machine: A look at Windows Azure IaaS Offerings (Part 1)

This article looks at the journey Windows Azure has taken from when it was first launched as a PaaS, to the newly announced IaaS offerings. In the later part of this article, I’ll also provide a quick, hands-on tutorial on … Continue reading

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An Independent Review of Explorer Tools for Windows Azure Blob Storage

Windows Azure Blob Storage Windows Azure Storage is one of the core components in Windows Azure that offers a scalable, highly available, and competitively priced storage option. Amongst others abstractions in Azure Storage (Table Storage and Queue Storage), Blob Storage … Continue reading

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Debugging or Running an ASP.NET Application without Windows Azure Compute Emulator

Recently, one of my .NET developers who was involved in a Windows Azure Project came and asked me two questions: 1. Why does it take longer time to debug or run a Windows Azure Project than a typical ASP.NET project? … Continue reading

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Installing Third Party Software on Windows Azure – What are the options?

I have seen this question asked many times now: “How do I install third party software on Windows Azure?” This is a reasonably important question to address as Windows Azure applications often need to use third party software components. In … Continue reading

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Moving applications to the cloud: Part 3 – The recommended solution

We illustrated Idelma’s case study in the last article. This article continues from where we left off, looking at how a partner, Ovissia, would provide a recommended solution. Just as a reminder, Idelma had some specific requirements for migration including: … Continue reading

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Moving Applications to the Cloud: Part 2 – A Scenario-Based Example

In my last post, I discussed some of the key considerations when moving an application to the cloud. To provide a better understanding, I’m using a simple scenario-based example to illustrate how an application could be moved to the cloud. … Continue reading

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Moving applications to the cloud: Part 1 – What are the considerations?

Windows Azure provides many remarkable services that benefit its customers. Assuming that you’ve already decided to hop on Windows Azure, some questions you might be asking include: What are the key considerations when moving applications to the cloud? How do … Continue reading

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Managing session state in Windows Azure: What are the options?

One of the most common questions in developing ASP.NET applications on Windows Azure is how to manage session state. The intention of this article is to discuss several options to manage session state for ASP.NET applications in Windows Azure. What … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 2)

This is the second article of a two-part introduction to Windows Azure. In Part 1, I discussed the Windows Azure data centers and examined the core services that Windows Azure offers. In this article, I will explore additional services available … Continue reading

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