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Travis Brown
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Consultant at a software R&D company with 1-500 employees
As we become more distributed in our everyday lives, we must change our approach and view of how we build software. Distributed environments call for distributed software solutions. According to Wikipedia, a distributed system is a software system in which components located on networked compute… more »
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Wade Wegner
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CTO at a tech services company with 500-5000 employees
Today’s release marks a significant milestone for Windows Azure. To date, Windows Azure has been a platform that allows developers to build and run applications across Microsoft’s global datacenters – the key emphasis has been on “applications”. Windows Azure has not been a platform for providing… more »
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Alin RaduI totally agree with your review. My opinion is that Windows Azure is only a p… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Following the first two posts of the series “Windows Azure Basics” (general terms, networking) here comes another one. Interestingly enough, I find that a lot of people are confused what exactly is the compute emulator and what are these strange IP Addresses and port numbers that we see in the br… more »
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Richard Astbury
Consultant
Consultant at a tech vendor with 1-500 employees
Dec 05 2013
The Announcement Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Oracle which brings a number of Oracle technologies to the Windows Azure cloud. In short, they announced: Hyper-V (i.e. the virtualisation technology underpinning Azure) is now certified to run Oracle software. Virtual Ma… more »
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Anton Staykov
Real User
Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Oct 20 2013
I was recently asked whether I do have some cheat-sheet for migrating applications to Windows Azure. The truth is that everything is in my head and I usually go with “it should work” – quickly build, pack and deploy. Then troubleshoot the issues. However there are certain rules that must be obeye… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Oct 20 2013
Everybody speaks about recently announced partnership between Microsoft and Oracle on the Enterprise Cloud. Java has been a first-class citizen for Windows Azure for a while and was available via tool like AzureRunMe even before that. Most of the customers I've worked with are using Apache Tomcat… more »
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Nathan Lasnoski
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Director of Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
I’m been using Azure IaaS in a lot of enterprise deployments lately and I’ve noticed that there is some confusion regarding the different storage types available and provisioned for the virtual machines.  In many ways the capabilities associated with Azure storage is its greatest strength, b… more »
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Gaurav Mantri
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Head of IT at a tech company with 1-500 employees
UPDATE – 06-DECEMBER-2012 I originally wrote this post in September 2012. Recently at their re:Invent event, Amazon announced reduction in their storage prices by 24-28% (http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/amazon-s3-price-reduction-december-1-2012.html). Yesterday Microsoft announced similar p… more »
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Gaurav Mantri
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Head of IT at a tech company with 1-500 employees
In this blog post, I will talk about some of the best practices for building cloud applications. I started working on it as a presentation for a conference however that didn’t work out thus this blog post. Please note that these are some of the best practices I think one can follow while building… more »
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Mike McKeown
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Architect at a software R&D company with 500-5000 employees
The model of elastic self-service deployment of VMs and applications that come with the Azure public cloud are changing the way IT departments allocate servers. Rather than tying servers to a specific application, IT departments now look to provide a pool of shared and dynamically self-allocated r… more »
Operations Expert at a tech services company with 5000+ employees
How about having the Windows Azure experience locally on your datacentre? Microsoft is now enabling Hosting Service Providers to use Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 to deliver the same great experiences already found in Windows Azure. The first two of these finished services are … more »
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Mark Arteaga
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CEO at a software R&D company with 1-500 employees
With the recent release of Social Cloud, I asked the RedBit teamwhat are the top reasons for using Windows Azure Mobile Services and here is what we have. Easy Third Party Authentication Using the Identity feature of Azure Mobile Services allows developers to quick implement OAuth based aut… more »
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Nick Mulenos
Consultant
Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Windows Azure Backup was recently released as a preview feature in Windows Azure’s already comprehensive suite. This is a great feature, even in its current preview state. However, due to its recent release, it can be difficult to find helpful descriptions of features already available. In this b… more »
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Anton Staykov
Real User
Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Ever since Windows Azure Infrastructure Services were announced in preview I keep hearing questions "How to run Active Directory in Azure VM? And then join other computers to it". This article assumes that you already know how install and configure Active Directory Directory Services Role, Promot… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Disclaimer: What I will describe here is not officially supported by Microsoft and by Windows Azure Media Services. This means that if task fails you cannot open support ticket, nor you can complain. I discovered these hidden feature by digging deeply into the platform. Use the code and task pres… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Disclaimer: What I will describe here is not officially supported by Microsoft and by Windows Azure Media Services. This means that if task fails you cannot open support ticket, nor you can complain. I discovered these hidden feature by digging deeply into the platform. Use the code and task pres… more »
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Anton Staykov
Real User
Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Back in January Scott Gu announced the official release of Windows Azure Media Services. It is amazing platform that was out in the wild (as a CTP, or Community Technology Preview) for less then an year. Before it was RTW, I created a small project to demo out its functionality. The source code i… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
I was recently involved into interesting project, that was using the plain old ASMX web services. We wanted to migrate it to the Windows Azure Access Control Service and make use of Claims. The way we achieved that is to add additional Soap Header to the client requests that includes Simple Web… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
In my previous post on Windows Azure Basics, I tried to introduce you the cloud computing concept and explain the Windows Azure Platform with not so technical terms. It is time now to get over the networking. What is happening behind the scenes? What we can or cannot (currently) use? Lets first t… more »
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Anton Staykov
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
We live in dynamic times. Buzzwords such as cloud computing, elastic scale, reliability and their synonyms are taking more and more space in our daily life. People (developers) want to move to the cloud. They are often confused by all the new terms. In this part 1 of [we-will-see-at-the-end-how-m… more »
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Alex Melching
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Owner at a tech consulting company with 1-500 employees
Pros: SSO access Easy connect to On-Prem infrastructure GA of new features, such as Azure Backup and Mobile services, free websites and easy to manage pay-as-you-go model. Cons: Deprovisioning services is complicated. SLA is not competitive. While some prices have been lowered, some increas… more »
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systemad5157
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IT Administrator at a outsourcing company with 500-5000 employees
Pros: High availability rate anywherem, anytime. Periodic workloads options let me pay only for the time I have used it. It is easy to backup database via BCP program or tools available on codeplex site. It supports multiple languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby and PHP. Cons: Needs fast Inte… more »
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headeng398
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Head of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 500-5000 employees
Pros: 1) Windows Azure supports ASP.NET and Node.js, among other platforms. 2) Due to the Node.js supported library, Azure is capable of supporting the Map Reduce Infrastructure, Hadoop, for distributed data processing and number processing. 3) With the help of AppFabric Internet services, i… more »
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Senior Manager of Data Center at a integrator with 1-500 employees
Pros: The pros of using Windows Azure are- 1) Windows Azure Virtual Network which enables virtual private network creation for enterprise usage 2) Support for Python, PHP, JAVA, .NET 3) More focus on application deployment, rather than infrastructure 4) Provides an application interface built… more »
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teenajain
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Director of IT at a tech company with 1-500 employees
Pros: -Windows Azure is available in multiple data centers around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers. - Its enables you to use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. -Windows A… more »
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Engineer312
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Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1-500 employees
Pros: Yet another powerful and reliable product from Microsoft. Windows Azure is a very reliable cloud computing platform, coupled with Microsoft data centers. More positives are that it can be used with non-Microsoft based data centers. It is fast and secure. It stands first among all other cl… more »

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Ariel Lindenfeld
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IT Central Station
Jan 08 2014
By Ariel LindenfeldWindows Azure Overview Windows Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behi… more »
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