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    Pie in the Sky (February 15, 2013)

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    It's Friday again, did you have a happy Valentine's Day this week? Here's some non-romantic reading for your weekend: Ready, set, go download the latest release of the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java : New release of the Eclipse plugin...
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    Pie in the Sky (February 22, 2013)

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    Wow, Friday already. This week sort of flew past. Here's some links for your weekend reading: Node v0.8.20 released : Another week, another Node.js release. Enabling Remote Desktop on Ubuntu in Windows Azure : Not an SSH person? More...
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    Pie in the Sky (March 1, 2012)

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    This week has been crazy busy. I'm really surprised I had time to find this many links. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Cloud New Add-ons in the Windows Azure Store : Blitline, Cloudinary, PubNub, and VS Anywhere are now available in the store...
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    These ARE the Androids you've been looking for!

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    On Monday Scott Guthrie announced Windows Azure Mobile Services support for the Android platform. You now have a choice of 4 client platforms that can use Mobile Services to make use of Windows Azure as a cloud data store: Windows Store Windows...
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    Pie in the Sky (March 8, 2013)

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    It's almost the weekend, so here's some links for your Friday reading: Cloud Windows Azure Mobile Services adds Android support and extends availability to East Asia : There’s a new Mobile Services SDK for Android developers, and the service...
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    Ruby on Rails: ActiveRecord with SQL Database

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    Just a quick note that I've udpated a previous blog post ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/silverlining/archive/2011/09/14/using-active-record-with-sql-azure.aspx ) on connecting to SQL Database from ActiveRecord. It should be current as of 3/12/2013 using Rails...
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    Pie in the Sky (February 10, 2012)

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    A busy week for Larry and I, but no so busy that we couldn’t do some reading. Here’s this week’s collection of what we found interesting… Get Started with Node.js + Windows Azure: Resources :List of Azure/Node resources...
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    Pie in The Sky (February 17, 2012)

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    Just a few links this week. It's been super busy here for both of us as we prepare to present a session on Open Source at the MVP Summit. Hopefully we'll have more time next week to work on the blog. Big Data and SQL Server: Disruption or Harmony...
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    Windows Azure Storage and Concurrent Access

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    A lot of the examples of using Windows Azure Storage that I run across are pretty simple and just demonstrate the basics of reading and writing. Knowing how to read and write usually isn't sufficient for a multi-instance, distributed application. For...
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    Pie in the Sky (March 9, 2012)

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    Larry and I have both been heads down working on a number of projects…hence, the recent lack of activity on the blog. But fear not! We’re not dead yet. Hopefully, we’re laying the groundwork for bigger and better things to come. We...
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    Pie in the Sky (March 30, 2012)

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    Sorry for the lack of posts recently; both Brian and I are heads down on work for future updates to the Windows Azure platform. Here's a few links for your Friday reading: Developing for Windows Azure in WordPress : This is a good mix of guidance...
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    Pie in the Sky (April 6, 2012)

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    As Larry mentioned last week, we’ve both been heads down working on updates for the Windows Azure platform , hence the relatively quiet blog of late . This week, however, we have managed to pick up our reading pace a bit…sharing the good...
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    Pie in the Sky (April 13, 2012)

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    Well, once again, Larry and I have managed to let a week slip by without a substantial post. And, once again, our excuse is that we’re working on stuff for the next Windows Azure service update. Yeah…I know…it better be great, right...
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    Pie in the Sky (April 20, 2012)

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    Friday links for your reading pleasure. Just a few today; busy week. How I long for the slow days of late fall/early winter. Announcing Windows Azure Media Services : "Windows Azure Media Services simplifies the creation, management, and delivery...
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    Getting Started with Windows Azure for Java

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    Getting Started with Windows Azure for Java Hello, my name is Kris, and I work on Windows Azure alongside Larry and Brian. I specifically manage some of our documentation and community efforts for Java support on Windows Azure. In this blog post, I’ll...
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    Pie in the Sky (May 11, 2012)

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    Larry and I have been remiss in sharing our reading, so this list attempts to make up for that… Here’s to the first release from MS Open Tech: Redis on Windows : Microsoft's newly formed subsidiary, Microsoft Open Technologies, announces...
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    Pie in the Sky (May 18, 2012)

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    It's Friday (yay!) and that means links. Here's a few that Brian and I found interesting this week: Node stable 0.6.18 : New version of node has released. Bing Search API on Windows Azure Marketplace : If you're looking to integrate web searches...
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    Pie in the Sky (May 25, 2012)

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    Looking forward to a long weekend…so I can catch up on work. And of course, there is our weekly reading to catch up on… Startup Opstera Launches Free Cloud App Monitoring Service for Azure Startup Opstera Launches Free Cloud App Monitoring...
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    Windows Azure spring update and OSS

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    You may have noticed that Brian and I have been absent from the blog a lot recently, that's because we've been working on content for the Windows Azure spring release that went live earlier today. Here's a short guide on what's new in this update that...
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    Pie in the Sky (June 8, 2012)

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    Whew! And Wow! After yesterday’s update to Windows Azure, I’m finally coming up for air. It’s great to see all the positive reactions to the hard work done by many teams over the last few months. Of course, all that hard work means lots...
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    Sharing Private BLOBs with the Windows Azure SDK for PHP

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    June 7, 2012 update: The Microsoft Windows Azure team has released a new Windows Azure SDK for PHP . This release is part of an effort to keep PHP client libraries up to date with new Windows Azure features and to make PHP a first-class citizen in Windows...
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    Pie in the Sky (November 11th)

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    Swapping with Brian this week for the weekly links post. Some Node.js learning resources, Ruby for Kids, mobile development, the release of a stable Windows build of Node.js, and other goodies. Enjoy! Windows Azure Storage: A Highly Available Cloud...
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    Pie in the Sky (November 18, 2011)

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    It’s been a quiet week on the blog for Larry and me, but that is not to say we haven’t been busy! We’ve been delivering training on Windows Azure to colleagues, making sure to convey the importance support for OSS technologies. We have...
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    Update: Deploying Ruby Applications to Windows Azure

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    Back when Brian and I first started this blog, I wrote about several methods for deploying Ruby applications to Windows Azure . There’s a new way to deploy that I wanted to cover before continuing on the testing Ruby Applications on Windows Azure...
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    Pie in the Sky (January 6, 2012)

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    It’s 2012 now, and I’m finally back from a longish vacation during which I did some relaxing and ate too much sweets. Here’s a collection of links that Brian and I saved up over the holidays, hopefully they’re not too out of date...
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