Category Archives: Storage Service

Queries in the Windows Azure Storage Client Library v2.1

Windows Azure Storage has been a core part of the Windows Azure Platform since the public preview in 2008. It supports three storage features: Blobs, Queues and Tables. The Blob Service provides high-scale file storage – with prominent uses being: … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Developer Camps in Northern California

Satory Global is conducting two free one-day, instructor-led training events in the Windows Azure Developer Camps series put on by Microsoft. These events provide a great opportunity to get started with Windows Azure through a mixture of presentations and hands-on … Continue reading

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Overview of the Windows Azure Platform

In my day job at Satory Global I spend a lot of time educating people about the Windows Azure Platform and helping them develop applications on the platform. In my book, the Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, I provided instructions … Continue reading

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Affinity Groups in Windows Azure

UPDATE I published another blog post describing the status of affinity groups in July 2014. Windows Azure Datacenters Microsoft has built out 8 Windows Azure datacenters in 3 geographical regions across the World. They are located in: North America North … Continue reading

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Microsoft Silverlight 5 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration

Late last year I was looking for information on Silverlight and Windows Azure and came across a RAW (preview) eBook named Microsoft Silverlight 4 and Windows Azure Enterprise Integration written by David Burela (@DavidBurela) . The eBook looked to be … Continue reading

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Handling Transient Connection Failures in SQL Azure

This post is one of the recipes in my book Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook. The recipe describes how to use the Transient Fault Handling Framework to handle transient connection failures when using SQL Azure. The Windows Azure Customer Advisory … Continue reading

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Comparing Azure Queues With Azure AppFabric Labs Durable Message Buffers

UPDATE 6/9/2011 Durable Message Buffers have been replaced by Service Bus Queues and Topics as described here. This post is now out of date. The Azure AppFabric team made a number of important announcements at PDC 10 including the long-waited … Continue reading

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