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Privacy Policies with Windows Azure

In this second issue of Quick Hits, I want to share a couple of good posts on the topic of privacy policies for Windows Store apps. You may have heard...

0 replies - 2059 views - 02/06/13 by G. Andrew Duthie in Articles

DZone Links You Don't Want To Miss (1/25/13)

9 Uncomfortable Truths About Open Source  I wouldn't call them truths for sure, but this article is certainly a little sobering.  The author...

1 replies - 8025 views - 01/25/13 by Mitch Pronschinske in Articles

5 Strategies for Making Money with the Cloud

Everybody is hearing Cloud Computing on the television now. Operators will store your contacts in the Cloud. Hosting companies will host your website in...

0 replies - 5547 views - 01/23/13 by Maarten Ectors in Articles

Using the Azure VM Depot

 Yesterday, Microsoft Open Technologies announced a complementary service to Windows Azure VMs - the VM Depot. The depot is a community-driven catalog...

0 replies - 2927 views - 01/11/13 by Brian Swan in Articles

How to Create an Azure Cloud Service

 I’ve been investigating setting up a Worker Role to do something similar to a Windows Service and it seems that the Worker Role is best suited for...

0 replies - 2999 views - 01/09/13 by Phillip Haydon in Articles

Machine Learning Using Microsoft HDInsight on Azure

Introduction Our last post was about Microsoft and Hortonworks joint effort to deliver Hadoop on Microsoft Windows Azure dubbed HDInsight. One of the key...

0 replies - 5252 views - 01/02/13 by Istvan Szegedi in Articles

Windows Azure Websites and PhpStorm

 In my new role as Technical Evangelist at JetBrains, I’ve been experimenting with one of our products a lot: PhpStorm. I was kind of curious how this...

0 replies - 3038 views - 12/31/12 by Maarten Balliauw in Articles

SQL Azure Federations and Open Source Software

 One of the things that will be introduced in the next update to SQL Azure is a database sharding solution called SQL Azure Federations. Brian and I...

0 replies - 1254 views - 12/27/12 by Larry Franks in Articles

Store DB Connection Info in Windows Azure Web Sites App Settings

This post is really just a Pro Tip: Use app settings in Windows Azure Web Sites to store your database connection information. A question on Stackoverflow ...

0 replies - 2434 views - 12/27/12 by Brian Swan in Articles

Why I Switched to Windows Azure

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Principal Architect for Excolo Group, Casey Watson on how Casey recently made the switch from Amazon EC2 Cloud...

0 replies - 3643 views - 12/25/12 by Chris Koenig in Articles

A Deep Look Inside Windows Azure Virtual Machines

As I believe most people are aware that our application on Windows Azure is actually running on VM (Virtual Machine) that sits on top of Windows Azure...

0 replies - 4477 views - 12/25/12 by Wely Lau in Articles

Couchbase on Azure: Creating Virtual Machines

This is the third post of a walkthrough to set up a mixed-mode platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service application on Windows Azure using Couchbase and...

0 replies - 2805 views - 12/25/12 by Jim O' Neil in Articles

A Windows Kernel Dev Discusses Windows 8

In this 40-minute video, Greg Columbo discusses some underlying changes to Windows 8 and the impacts these have on performance and security.  The specific...

0 replies - 3688 views - 12/24/12 by Eric Genesky in Articles

December Cloud Links from Pie in the Sky

It's been crazy this week, trying to get everything done before people disappear for vacation. Here's some early December links for your weekend...

0 replies - 1942 views - 12/19/12 by Larry Franks in Articles

What Will Identity Look Like in the Future?

At the defrag conference recently, I took part in a few sessions that looks at the broader role of identity in a world were more and more people use...

0 replies - 3136 views - 12/13/12 by Ben Kepes in Articles

Microsoft at the End of the World: 2012 in Review

The end of the world must be coming. Not because the Mayan calendar says so, but because Microsoft is innovating more than Apple. It has been a crazy year,...

0 replies - 8933 views - 12/04/12 by Tim Murphy in Articles

Rumor: Microsoft to Manufacture Own Phone?

The interwebs have been stirring in the past few days with rumors that Microsoft is planning to manufacture and sell its...

0 replies - 4696 views - 10/04/12 by Allen Coin in Articles

What Web Developers Need to Know about IE10 Compatibility

New browsers introduce new ways of thinking. IE10 is no different. There are compatibility concerns to make your site look awesome everywhere. So where do...

0 replies - 13432 views - 09/27/12 by Jerry Nixon in Articles

Announcing the New Windows Azure Web Sites Shared Scaling Tier

Windows Azure Web Sites has added a new pricing tier that will solve the #1 blocker for the web development community. The shared tier now supports custom...

0 replies - 3591 views - 09/19/12 by Clint Edmonson in Articles

Getting Started With GitHub On Windows

Introduction Been a couple of months since I got around to writing a new post for this blog…busy times. Just got back from a company team building event...

0 replies - 9772 views - 09/16/12 by Christophe Geers in Articles