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  • Blog Post: Videos and Training on Windows Azure IaaS from TechEd New Orleans

    I’m catching up on a bunch of features, functions, updates and more learning from the TechEd Event in New Orleans recently. In fact, videos, Windows Azure documentation, and of course blogs are the new way to keep up – books are just too slow to produce to handle the pace. I thought I’d...
  • Blog Post: Link List: Becoming a Data Professional

    Whenever I present at a conference, I try and make sure to include references to the topics I discuss in the session. That means you either need a lot of handouts, or I need to wait for you to take lots of notes. While note-taking is essential, writing out web links (especially long ones) is not a good...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Azure Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Windows Azure Training Kit (WATK)

    Windows Azure is a platform that allows you to write software, run software, or use software that we've already written. We provide lots of resources to help you do that - many can be found right here in this blog series. There are two primary resources you can use, and it's important to understand what...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure End to End Examples

    I’m fascinated by the way people learn. I’m told there are several methods people use to understand new information, from reading to watching, from experiencing to exploring. Personally, I use multiple methods of learning when I encounter a new topic, usually starting with reading a bit about the concepts...
  • Blog Post: Plan for Diagnostics in Cloud Computing From the Git-Go

    “Git-Go” is something we say in the South that means “right at the start”. I’ve seen several applications for on-premise systems that don’t have much in the way of diagnostics - the developers rely on a debugger, the event logs on the server and client workstation, and most of all, the ability to watch...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: High-Performance Computing (HPC)

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx   Description: High-Performance Computing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: Hybrid Applications

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx   Description: Organizations see the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: Web Applications

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx   Description: Many applications have...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: New Development

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: Computing platforms evolve...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: Agility

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx   Description: Agility in this context...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure and SQL Azure Use Cases

    The key to effectively leveraging “Cloud Computing” or more accurately, Distributed Computing architectures like Windows and SQL Azure is to implement them where they make the most sense. This is actually good advice for any computing paradigm, but some folks believe that a particular tool...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Use Case: Elastic Scale

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx   Description: “Elastic Scale” is a...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - Compute

    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 the "compute" function of Windows Azure, which includes Configuration Files, the Web Role, the Worker Role, and the VM Role. Videos, tutorials, overviews and offers for both...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - Other Features

    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 the Application Fabric for Windows Azure. It serves three main purposes - Access Control, Caching, and as a Service Bus. Overview and Training Overview...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - Architecture

    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 what an Architect needs to know about Windows Azure. General Architectural Guidance Overview and general information about Azure - what it is, how...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - SQL Azure

    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 SQL Azure. There are a series of videos here you can use for a complete overview: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - Security

    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 Security for Windows Azure. General Security Information Overview and general information about Windows Azure Security - what it is, how it works,...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan - Storage

    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 it is, how it works, and where you can learn more...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Learning Plan

    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 - Buck Because Windows Azure is a platform, like...
  • Blog Post: Database Testing Links

    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 and Testing methodologies: http://www.agiledata.org...
  • Blog Post: Links for Patterns and Practices for the Data Professional

    I spoke at a meeting last evening in Richmond, Virginia (thanks everyone there for being such a great group) about "Patterns and Practices for the Data Professional". Here are the links I mentioned in that class: Links for Patterns and Practices I delivered a “Patterns and Practices for...
  • Blog Post: Presentation Links: SQL Server Performance Tuning (Quest)

    I worked with a team of folks brought together by Quest software, and we presented multiple sessions on SQL Server Performance Tuning. Here are the links I mentioned during those presentations: Blitz! SQL Server Takeovers (Brent) You're minding your own business in your corner office - well...
  • Blog Post: Data-tier Applications in SQL Server 2008 R2

    I had the privilege of presenting to the Adelaide SQL Server User Group in Australia last evening, and I covered the Data Access Component (DAC) and the Utility Control Point (UCP) from SQL Server 2008 R2. Here are some links from that presentation: Whitepaper: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server for the Oracle DBA Links

    I do a presentation (and a class) called "SQL Server for the Oracle DBA". It's a non-marketing overview that gives you the basics of working with SQL Server if you're already familiar wtih how Oracle works. This class and these links DO NOT help you with "Why should I use Oracle/SQL Server instead of...
  • Blog Post: Consolidation Strategy References

    I have a presentation that I give on SQL Server Consolidation Strategies, and in that presentation I talk about a few links that are useful. Here are some that I’ve found – feel free to comment on more, or if these links go stale:   Consolidation using SQL Server: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us...
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