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Why do #Cloud Strategies fail? Applicable to #WindowsAzure, #AWS or #PrivateCloud
Introduction Lately I’ve been doing a lot of Cloud Strategies for different company sizes, from small to Large Enterprises with multi-billion dollar revenue. By doing that I’ve found a lot of common mistakes which make the Cloud Strategies to fail and...
Lessons Learned Building Secure and Compliant solutions in Windows Azure
In July I  decided to create a series of 3 posts about this topic. Those 3 posts are be: Introduction to Windows Azure Security Introduction to Windows Azure Compliance Lessons Learned Building Secure and Compliant solutions in Windows Azure In this...
Introduction to Windows Azure Compliance
In July I  decided to create a series of 3 posts about this topic. Those 3 posts are be: Introduction to Windows Azure Security Introduction to Windows Azure Compliance Lessons Learned Building Secure and Compliant solutions in Windows Azure In this...
Introduction to Windows Azure Security
Last Monday I presented on Windows Azure UK User Group a session about “Windows Azure Security & Compliance”. During that session I spoke about the base security elements that Windows Azure provides from an infrastructure standpoint and how important...
Lessons Learned: Taking the best out of Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Introduction Now that Windows Azure IaaS offerings are out and made GA a lot of new workloads can be enabled with Windows Azure. Workloads like, SQL Server, SharePoint, System Center 2012, Server Roles like AD, ADFS DNS and so on, and even Team Foundation...
Scheduler in Windows Azure
Windows Azure has been growing significantly and adding more and more services, but something that has always missed has been a Windows Azure Scheduler service. The windows azure just release one version of it that seems to have potential but still in...
How to choose the right Relational Database Service you should use in Windows Azure
Now with Windows Azure SQL Database as well as SQL Server inside a Windows Azure Virtual Machine an important question comes up, and that is, Which Relational Database Service should I use for my solution in Windows Azure? In order to help answering this...
IIS Express support for local development in Windows Azure SDK 1.7
Another new feature that was brought by the new Windows Azure SDK 1.7 was the way the Compute Emulator emulates the Web Roles, since it now uses IIS Express instead of Full IIS. You might be thinking that isn't very important, but it really is since...
Side-by-Side support in Windows Azure SDK 1.7
As you already seen Windows Azure SDK 1.7 brings a very interesting feature with the development tools that is the ability to run both version 1.6 and 1.7 side-by-side. You might be thinking about why this is so interesting, so let me help you with that...
Social Meet Up for ‘MEET Windows Azure’ on June 7th
So as you might already know, June 7th will be the ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event online where Scott Guthrie and other technologists from Microsoft will present the Windows Azure platform. This will surely be a great event and in order to make it even better...
Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Tips and Tricks on Architecting Windows Azure for Costs
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go and speak in Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas as it was scheduled, due to an illness that made it impossible for me to travel, and stay in bed for a few days. But even if I wasn’t there I would like to share with you some...
Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Architecture Best Practices in Windows Azure
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go and speak in Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas as it was scheduled, due to an illness that made it impossible for me to travel, and stay in bed for a few days. But even if I wasn’t there I would like to share with you some...
Lessons Learned from last week's Windows Azure Outage - Data Recovery
With last week’s Windows Azure Outage I’ve learned some lessons and I already talked about some in the previous posts, in this one I’ll focus on Data Recovery, since one of the important part of the outage is that we get scared of losing our data. Fortunately...
Lessons Learned from last week Windows Azure outage – Redundancy
As you might already know, Windows Azure had an Outage last week, and this generated a lot of “fuzz” around it, as well as when the same happened to Amazon last year, or even other providers. Based on these outages, lots of people are now saying that...
Visual Studio Live Orlando
This is a very interesting 5-day event on Microsoft Technologies that will be held in Orlando, and has tons of great sessions and speakers around topics like, Windows Azure, SQL Server, WCF, WF, Server AppFabric, MEF, Silverlight, WPF, Visual Studio,...
Windows Azure Best Practices
I was on Twitter and suddenly some remember that it would be interesting to write some Best Practices about using Windows Azure. Here are some of the ones I remembered: Get out of the way when you can. Send client directly to blob storage for static content...
Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie
For those of you interested in a good book about Microsoft Windows Azure Development you should really read the “Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook” in http://www.packtpub.com/microsoft-windows-azure-development-cookbook/book . Currently I’m...
Things to take into account when you deliver applications for Connected Devices – Windows Azure to the rescue (EN)
Currently one very important space is the development of Applications for Connected Devices like Windows Phones, Windows Slates and so on. One important elements is that we are currently going more and more to Wireless, and so it’s important to understand...
Windows Azure Security Essentials – Part 2/N – Cloud Threats and how Windows Azure handle them
   One of the very important part of security is to know you threats, and in Cloud it’s important to know what threads are different from the On-premise environments, and those are: Traditional threats, like: Cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL...
Windows Azure Security Essentials – Part 1/N – Security Overview
   Security is one of the very important parts of Cloud Computing, since we are in a completely new environment that the ones we are used to. When using Cloud Computing “The Platform is managed for us” rather, the “Us managing our platform”...
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