Brian Hitney

developing on the microsoft stack

April, 2012

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    Debugging and Troubleshooting in the Cloud

    Thursday, April 5th, at noon, we’ll be having our second from the last @home webcast , this time focusing on debugging and diagnostics in the cloud.   While a lot of what we show is in the context of our @home app… … much of what we’ll be doing is fairly general in nature, especially some of the diagnostics material we’ll be covering this week.  From this week’s abstract: In this third webcast episode, we talk about debugging your application. We look at debugging locally and how the emulator...
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    Getting Started with the Windows Azure Cache

    Windows Azure has a great caching service that allows applications (whether or not they are hosted in Azure) to share in-memory cache as a middle tier service.  If you’ve followed the ol’ Velocity project , then you’re likely aware this was a distributed cache service you could install on Windows Server to build out a middle tier cache.  This was ultimately rolled into the Windows Server AppFabric , and is (with a few exceptions) the same that is offered in Windows Azure. The problem with a traditional...
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    Folding@home with the SMP Client in Windows Azure

    Want to run @home with Azure for another team or use a more powerful CPU? For the true geeks out there, running the Folding@home client involves tweaking, high performance computing, and knowing the difference between the GPU and CPU clients.  We heard from a couple of folks about maximizing their Windows Azure usage, and Jim made some changes to the client piece to accommodate.  In truth, we did a little of this last time we ran @home, but we didn’t draw much attention to it for fear it would just...
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    Windows Azure Trust Center

    The Windows Azure team recently posted about the Windows Azure Trust Center .   One of the most frequent conversations that comes up when discussing moving applications to the cloud revolves around security and compliance, and it’s also one of the most challenging conversations to have.  What makes it particularly challenging is the fact that the responsibility of compliance is typically shared between the hardware, platform, and software. The site has a few sections that in particular drill down...
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