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March, 2012

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    Cloud Tip #3–Find good examples

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    Yesterday in Minneapolis we delivered the first Windows Azure Kick Start event of the series we’re running this spring to help developers learn and understand how to use the new tools and techniques for building cloud based applications. As part of that...
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    Cloud Tip #2–Finding Cloud Content that works for You

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    There are many ways to learn a new technology. Some of us prefer to read books, others like videos or screencasts, still others will choose to go to a training style event. In any case you need to have a reason to want to learn, whether it’s a new project...
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    Cloud Tip #1–How to set a connection string in Web.config programmatically at runtime in Windows Azure

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    The scenario is I’m migrating an application to the cloud. I’ve got a database connection defined in my web.config file which uses an on-premise SQL Server database and what I’d like to do is to move it to a Web Role on Windows Azure and use a SQL Azure...
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    Questions on Tuning SQL Queries

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    Sometimes I get questions about how to get better performance from a database. In working with SQL Server over the years and now SQL Azure this is not an uncommon question. In SQL 2008 and beyond the tools include a Tuning Wizard, which is great, but...
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    Announcing Windows Azure Kick Start Events

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    It’s spring and once again we’re back on the road to helping people explore the possible and see how to get started with Cloud Computing. Along with the webcast series I’ve been doing ( http://benkotips.com/s2nCloud ) we’ll be on the road to bring the...
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    Get Started with Cloud Computing and Windows Azure

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    This is the first part of a series of blog posts I’m working on as part of the companion webcast series “Soup to Nuts Cloud Computing” in which we look at what it takes to get started with the tools and setup things you need to begin building Cloud applications...
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