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Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. today announced a partnership that will enable customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software — including Java, Oracle Database and Oracl…
Miscrosoft has released the Windows Azure Training Kit April 2013. The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. The kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, de…
Microsoft has made available the Windows Azure Training Kit The Windows Azure Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that use Windows Azure. There are hands-on labs, demos…
The basic Azure Worker Role consists of a run method, an endless loop, and a sleep statement. Earlier this week, Magnus Martensson walked through implementing a more sophisticated wait object than the generic Thread.Sleep call. Which reminded me of a problem inherent in the basic Microsoft template. Every exit is a crash.
So lets say you're building a worker role for Azure, but started it out as a Console app for faster local debugging. It comes time to deploy it to Azure for the first time, but there's no option to convert a Console application to a Worker Role project.…
So what do you do when you have a nice little build lab with two implementations of an automated deployment pipeline that includes unit testing, automated interface testing, automated deployments, smoke testing, automated load tests, static analysis, warning tracking, and automated sort-of QA and production deployments? Take it to the cloud, of course.
The Microsoft Technet site has made available a bunch of ebooks in epub, mobi and pdf formats At this moment there are 11 books available, here is the list ASP.NET Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to a Hosting Provider using Visual Studio…
There's been a lot of buzz about the cloud over the past years, with a lot of that attention going to IaaS and SaaS platforms, but there's a revolution (or re-revolution) that is of even more importance, and that's PaaS. What PaaS brings us is the ability to scale horizontally and treat CPU, memory, and storage as pools of resources that are as deep as our checkbooks allow.
In yesterday's post A couple of things to be aware of when working with tables in SQL Azure I showed you some things to be aware of in regards to tables. Today let's talk about how to rebuild an index Let's say you have a table with a clustered index…
I was messing around with SQL Azure today and noticed a couple of things that are not supported compared to the regular version of SQL Server in regards to tables. I will list these in this post. All the code has been tested against the following ver…
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