Category Archives: Azure

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 1)

Windows Azure is the Microsoft cloud computing platform which enables developers to quickly develop, deploy, and manage their applications hosted in a Microsoft data center. As a PAAS provider, Windows Azure not only takes care of the infrastructure, but will … Continue reading

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Applying Config Transformation app.config in Windows Azure Worker Role

Background In many cases, we need to have two different set of configuration settings (let say: one for development environment and another one for production environment). What we normally do is to change the setting one by one manually before … Continue reading

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New Announcements on Windows Azure [12 Dec 2011]

What’s new? There’re several announcements that are made by Windows Azure team yesterday. Here’re the summary: Metro-style Windows Azure Home Page http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/ The site is more simplified now, the look-and-feel looks clean and comfortable. Windows Azure SDK for Node.js https://github.com/WindowsAzure/azure-sdk-for-node … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Storage Transaction | Unveiling the Unforeseen Cost and Tips to Cost Effective Usage

[update: the price for storage transaction is now $0.01 per 100,000] Background I was quite surprise when seeing the Storage Transaction bills 2000% more than Storage Capacity, and it’s about 40% of my total bill. Wow… How can that be? … Continue reading

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I am officially MCPD in Windows Azure

Due to bunch of busy stuff, I had not have chance to blog. Anyway, I am pleased to share that I am now officially MCPD (Microsoft Certified Professional Developer) in Windows Azure. Obtaining MCPD in Windows Azure requires three exams: … Continue reading

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Can We Install Custom Software on Windows Azure?

Recently, a few people asked me similar questions: Can we install custom software on Windows Azure? In a nutshell, I will yes, it is possible! Next, the question: How to do it? How complex it is? Before answering those question, … Continue reading

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Reviewing “Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook” by Neil Mackenzie

Introduction A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Packt Publishing to help on reviewing a book entitiled “Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook” by one of Windows Azure MVP, Neil Mackenzie. Although never meets Neil face-to-face, I know … Continue reading

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