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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 Continue reading

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Comparing IAAS and PAAS: A Developer’s Perspective

In my previous article, I discussed the basic concepts behind Cloud Computing including definitions, characteristics, and various service models. In this article I will discuss service models in more detail, and in particular the comparison between IAAS and PAAS from … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Comprehensive Introduction to Cloud Computing

Introduction I’m aware that there many cloud computing introductory articles or papers out there, so why am I writing another one? As this my first article at A Cloudy Place, I’d like to start at the beginning and take a … Continue reading 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 Continue reading

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Uploading Big Files in Windows Azure Blob Storage using PutListBlock

Windows Azure Blob Storage could be analogized as file-system on the cloud. It enables us to store any unstructured data file such as text, images, video, etc. In this post, I will show how to upload big file into Windows … Continue reading Continue reading

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Uploading File Securely to Windows Azure Blob Storage with Shared Access Signature via REST-API

In many scenario, you would need to give somebody an access (regardless write, read, etc.) but you don’t want to give him / her full permission. Wouldn’t also be great if you could control the access on certain time frame. … Continue reading Continue reading

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“A Cloudy Place”– Blogging About Cloud Computing

I am glad to share that “a cloudy place” blog is finally up here: http://acloudyplace.com What is “a cloudy place”? A centralized blog focused on cloud technology exclusively for developers. If you’ve heard about SQL Server Central, it’s somewhat similar … Continue reading 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 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 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 Continue reading

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