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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure autoscaling now built-in

    One of the key benefits that the Windows Azure platform delivers is the ability to rapidly scale your application in the cloud in response to fluctuations in demand. Up to now, you had to write custom scripts or use other tools like Wasabi or MetricsHub in order to enable that. Last week during //Build...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with Windows Azure Storage transient faults

    Preamble When an application uses a service, errors can occur because of temporary conditions such as intermittent service, infrastructure-level faults, network issues, or explicit throttling by the service. These types of error occur more frequently with cloud-based services, but can also occur in on...
  • Blog Post: Transient Fault Handling Application Block (Topaz) updates

    Oct 9 Update Topaz now supports the new Task-based async pattern using TPL. Aug 29 Update We removed the hard dependency on the Windows Azure Shared Caching core assembly (Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Core, Version=101.0.0.0). This was causing build/deployment issues for users who...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

    People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness”...
  • Blog Post: CloudCover Episode on Autoscaling

    A couple of weeks ago, while catching up on twitter late at night, I saw a tweet from Wade Wegner: Tomorrow is the last @ cloudcovershow and the first time I've ever had a guest cancel the night before. The nerve! — Wade Wegner (@WadeWegner) March 28, 2012 I stepped in and offered to talk about Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Autoscaling Block BETA is out

    The Windows Azure Autoscaling Application Block (WASABi) is now available as a beta release. As before, you can get the block via NuGet . There are two packages – one with binaries and one containing the source. The beta includes a sample application for hosting the block and for exploratory testing...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Azure Autoscaling Block preview

    Just in time for the //Build/ Conference , we have released a preview of the Windows Azure Autoscaling Application Block (WASABi) . It’s available via NuGet . There are two packages – one with binaries and one containing the source. This preview includes a sample application for hosting the block and...
  • Blog Post: Autoscaling Windows Azure applications

    As I have previously announced , my team has been heads-down working on the new Windows Azure Integration Pack for Enterprise Library . Autoscaling came as one of the top-ranked stories for the pack (it is a frequently requested feature from the product group and it gathered a lot of votes on our backlog...
  • Blog Post: Vote on the stories for the EntLib Azure Integration Pack!

    After several weeks exploring the Azure development space and consulting with the field and internal product groups, we’ve identified several opportunities for the Windows Azure Integration Pack for Microsoft Enterprise Library. They are posted as stories via Uservoice . They are grouped in the following...
  • Blog Post: EntLib vNext teaser

    We have started exploration and experimentation on a new project -- Windows Azure Integration Pack for Enterprise Library. Our product vision is: For .NET developers, architects, testers, and IT/Pros building, extending and maintaining LOB applications powered by Windows Azure-hosted or...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library on Windows Azure

    Windows Azure Guidance project investigated capabilities and limitations of Enterprise Library 5.0 in terms of use within .NET apps designed to run on Windows Azure platform. Check out a sample app that uses EntLib blocks migrated to Azure and a white paper summarizing the analysis at http://wag.codeplex...
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