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  • Blog Post: Deep dive: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC and Azure SDK 2.3

    Editor's Note: This post was written by the Cloud Platform Tools and Azure Developer Experience PM teams. In a previous post, we announced the releases of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC and the Azure SDK 2.3 for .NET. In this post, we deep dive into these features for Azure development: Visual...
  • Blog Post: Announcing release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC and Azure SDK 2.3

    Today, we are excited to announce the releases of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC and the Azure SDK 2.3 for .NET. These releases add a number of great features for Azure development: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC This update to Visual Studio 2013 includes built-in tooling for Azure developer and...
  • Blog Post: AzureDev Community Campaign Winner Announcement

    Today we are excited to announce the winners of the AzureDev community campaign and donate $100,000 to five nonprofits focused on technology education. Introduced at Build 2013, the AzureDev campaign focuses on changing the world through code, regardless of programming language. To kick things off, we...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure Network Security Whitepaper

    Download the new Windows Azure Network Security Whitepaper . Windows Azure networking provides the infrastructure necessary to securely connect your virtual machines to one another, as well as bridge between the cloud and your on-premises data center. This white paper seeks to uncover these inner...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Service Fundamentals: Telemetry - Reporting

    Editor's note: This post was written by Ewan Fairweather . Welcome to the fourth blog entry on designing and implementing the Telemetry component in Cloud Service Fundamentals (CSF) on Windows Azure ! So far, we have described basic principles around application health in Telemetry Basics and Troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Dynamic IP Address Restrictions in Windows Azure Web Sites

    A recent upgrade of Windows Azure Web Sites enabled the Dynamic IP Restrictions module for IIS8. Developers can now enable and configure the Dynamic IP Restrictions feature (or DIPR as short-hand) for their websites. There is a good overview of the IIS8 feature available here: http://www.iis.net...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Community News Roundup (Edition #73)

    Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. Here is what we pulled together for the past week based on your feedback: Articles, Videos and Blog Posts Windows Azure and SQL Database...
  • Blog Post: SOC 2 with CSA CCM Attestation Streamlines Security Evaluation for Windows Azure Customers

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Sarah Fender, Director of Windows Azure Product Marketing. Today we’re announcing that Microsoft’s public auditor Deloitte, has issued a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 report for Windows Azure in security, availability and confidentiality...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Community News Roundup (Edition #72)

    Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. Here is what we pulled together for the past week based on your feedback: Articles Adding Intelligence to the IntelliSense for Windows...
  • Blog Post: New Mobile Services Samples

    Our goal for Windows Azure is to power the world’s apps—apps across every platform and device from developers using their preferred languages, tools and frameworks. We took a another step toward delivering on the promise with the recent general availability announcement of Mobile Services...
  • Blog Post: Announcing General Availability of Windows Azure Notification Hubs & Support for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Listeners

    Today, we are pleased to announce some updates for mobile and enterprise developers using Windows Azure. These updates reduce development time and cost for building mobile applications, and help enterprise developers deliver high-availability and global business continuity. General Availability of...
  • Blog Post: SWAP space in Linux VM’s on Windows Azure – Part 2

    This article was written by Piyush Ranjan (MSFT) from the Azure CAT team. In a previous post, SWAP space in Linux VM’s on Windows Azure Part 1 , I discussed how by default the Linux VM’s provisioned in Azure IaaS from the gallery images do not have swap space configured. The post then...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Service Fundamentals: Telemetry – Data Acquisition Pipeline

    The data acquisition pipeline lies at the core of our Telemetry solution, which is part of the Cloud Service Fundamentals in Windows Azure. This pipeline is the subject of the third article in our wiki series . Its role in our solution is to extract all the different information from various repositories...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Community News Roundup (Edition #71)

    Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. Here is what we pulled together for the past week based on your feedback: Articles, Videos and Blog Posts Azure for Prototyping and Development...
  • Blog Post: Using Microsoft SQL Server security features in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Sung Hsueh, Senior Program Manager in SQL Server Team. One of the newest ways of using SQL Server is by leveraging Microsoft’s Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and creating Windows Azure Virtual Machines to host SQL Server. You may have already seen Il...
  • Blog Post: How to backup and restore a Windows system disk in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

    Written by: Yorihito Tada Reviewed by: Juergen Thomas, Nicholas Dritsas, James Podgorski, Gaurav Gupta,Sanjay Mishra, and Dan Reger from the AzureCAT team. Follow us at @winazurecat Backup and Restore is critical to operate real world systems. For Windows Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine...
  • Blog Post: CSV Guest Post Series: Pruffi Taps into the Recruiting Power of Social Media with Windows Azure

    Editor’s Note: Today’s post, co-authored by Alena Vladimirskaya, Founder at Pruffi, and Alexander Ivanov, CTO at Pruffi, describes how the company uses Windows Azure to support its Pruffi Graph and Pruffi Friends social media services. Pruffi builds web and mobile applications that use...
  • Blog Post: SWAP space in Windows Azure Virtual Machines running pre-built Linux Images – Part 1

    This article was written by Piyush Ranjan (MSFT) from the Azure CAT team. With the recent general availability of Infrastructure Services (Virtual Machines and Virtual Network) on Windows Azure, many more enterprise workloads are moving to public cloud, to take advantage of cloud economics, scale...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Service Fundamentals – Introduction into Fault-Tolerant Data Access Layer

    Editor's Note: This article was written by Valery Mizonov from the AzureCAT team. In our previous Telemetry – Application Instrumentation blog post we highlighted how Cloud Service Fundamentals in Windows Azure code project addresses building fault-tolerant data access layer that can sustain...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Post: Windows Azure July Updates: SQL Database, Traffic Manager, AutoScale, Virtual Machines

    This morning we released some great updates to Windows Azure. These new enhancements include: SQL Databases : Support for Automated SQL Export and a New Premium Tier SQL Database option Traffic Manager : New support for managing Windows Azure Traffic Manager in the HTML Portal AutoScale ...
  • Blog Post: CSV Guest Post Series: KGroup Launches Qoob Content Management into the Cloud with Windows Azure

    Editor’s note: Today’s post, written by Jody Donetti, Chief Software Architect and Head of R&D at KGroup, and Simone Procopio, Technical Director at KGroup, describes how the company uses Windows Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings to support...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Web Sites: How Application Strings and Connection Strings Work

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Stefan Schackow, Principal Program Manager Lead for the Windows Azure Web Sites Team. Windows Azure Web Sites has a handy capability whereby developers can store key-value string pairs in Azure as part of the configuration information associated with a website....
  • Blog Post: What do cloud and mobile have in common?

    Editor's Note: This post comes from Olivier Bloch, Senior Technical Evangelist for the MS Open Tech Team. Besides being two of the most heavily used buzz words of 2013, cloud and mobile also have Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) in common. MS Open Tech is a wholly owned subsidiary...
  • Blog Post: San José and Microsoft announce city’s selection of Office 365, Windows Azure and StorSimple for over 5,000 employees

    Continuing with the customer traction we’ve been sharing over the past few months, we’re excited about our latest customer win and the interesting way they’re using Microsoft to reimagine their IT. Today, we are pleased to share that the City of San José has selected Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Community News Roundup (Edition #70)

    Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly roundup of the latest community-driven news, content and conversations about cloud computing and Windows Azure. Here is what we pulled together for the past week based on your feedback: Articles, Videos and Blog Posts How to choose a No SQL Database...
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