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    Windows Azure Learning Plan

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    Note: On June 7th, Microsoft dramatically enhanced the Windows Azure Platform. I'm leaving this resource here, but an updated version is now here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2012/06/13/windows-azure-write-run-or-use-software.aspx ...
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    Designing for the cloud

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    With the advent of platform as a service (Azure and paradigms like it) it isn't enough to simply write the same code patterns as we have in the past. To be sure, those patterns will still function in Azure, but we are not taking full advantage of the...
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    The Top-Five Most Valuable Development Team Positions

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    In many organizations, there’s a push to save cost. “Cost” is an integral part of a profit-and-loss statement in the organization. Even if you work in a non-profit organization, cost control is central. Of course, you can take cost-control...
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    Windows Azure Learning Plan - Storage

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    This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here . This one deals with Storage for Windows Azure. Overview Overview and general information about Windows Azure Storage - what...
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    Database Testing Links

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    Yesterday at the SQL PASS 2010 Summit I did a presentation on database testing - I have two sets of links I mentioned there, one for the information I presented and the other for various tools I've tried. Enjoy: More information on Database Testing...
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    Setting up SQL Server Management Studio for Teaching or Demos

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    My friend Paul Randal posted a blog entry on how he sets up SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for demonstrations . I do a lot of teaching and presenting as well, and I’ve set up my environment in a similar way to help the audience see what I’m...
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    Windows Azure Security Links

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    Research shows that companies that are considering a “cloud” platform have various concerns, and that security is at the top of that list. I’ve put together a list of the resources I use for explaining our security posture, and the steps...
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    Quote of the Day: On Worry

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    Don't let worry be the default response to uncertainty. -Buck Woody
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    Microsoft User Experience Studies at PASS for SQL Server and Azure

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    One of the great things about attending the Summit Conference for the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) is that you can participate in studies that Microsoft conducts to find out how we create our next projects. My good friend Dr. Mark Stempski...
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    Quote of the Day: On Good Questions

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    "The only interesting answers are the ones that destroy the questions." - Susan Sontag
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