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  • Blog Post: Introduction To Windows Azure Media Services

    Windows Azure Media Services is a web service which can store, transcode and distribute client's video. The video storage is backed by Windows Azure Storage Blob Storage. A typical use case is CMS ( content management system). Using Windows Azure Media Services, CMS may be able to manage large amount...
  • Blog Post: How to be a good web service? Globalization

    Web service globalization is a barely touched topic in academia. Yet it is highly interesting from business perspective because globalized web service can be scaled to different countries with relatively low cost. Having gone through a few web service globalization projects myself, I feel relieving while...
  • Blog Post: How to be a good web service? Especially when things go wrong!

    How to be a good web service? To be a good service means the service has good SLA with very little or no downtime, quick response to request, etc. In addition to these common knowledge, in my opinion, to be a good web service also means when something goes wrong, the service fail gracefully. Here are...
  • Blog Post: Jenkins on Windows Azure, the missing manual -- Slave

    Create a VM from Windows Azure Portal, remote desktop into that machine. Login as Administrator Turn Off IE enhanced security by going to Server Manager -> Local Server In command line windows, Install .NET 3.5 using the following command Dism /online /enable-feature /all /featurename...
  • Blog Post: FAQ : Microsoft Windows Azure PHP SDK

    This list is growing, if you have any question regarding Windows Azure PHP SDK, please feel free to let me know. General Q: Do I need a Windows machine to use Windows Azure PHP SDK? A: No, Windows Azure PHP SDK is platform independent, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, you name it. However, if you want...
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