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Dream Up A Cool Windows Azure App And We'll Help Make It Happen (prizes possible too - enter by 22 May 2011)

Local legend and colleague  Shashank Pawar publishes  SQL Server as a Service/ SQL Server Private Cloud Offering

Shashank Pawar

clip_image001422222222Readiness & Resources:

Reading:

  • Windows Azure

Multi Entity Schema Tables in Windows Azure

Node.js, Ruby, and Python in Windows Azure

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Introduction: Tim Buntel's  WebDU 2011 Presentation slides (Nice!)

  • SQL Azure

MSDN Article: How to Connect to SQL Azure using PHP

Technet Wiki: SQL Azure Firewall

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Tools:

"testing Windows Azure and SQL Azure readiness "

"Migrate your existing applications to Windows Azure without writing any code"

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Microsoft:

Windows Azure:

The Traffic Manager supports various load balancing techniques for allocating traffic to hosted services.

  • failover
  • performance
  • round robin

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Q: Project Velocity and Windows Azure Cache - are they the same?

A: No, but they share some of the same "DNA" (More on Caching in Azure here)

Velocity was the code name for a distributed cache platform for in-memory caches spread across multiple systems. It is now incorporated as the caching element of Microsoft's AppFabric.
The Windows Server AppFabric is a free download I believe for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
General landing page
Developer guide to caching

 

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