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    Pie in the Sky (August 17, 2012)

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    Larry is on vacation this week, so my reading list will have to suffice for this week (and it has some good stuff, if I do say so myself ). If you’ve got interesting Azure/OSS-related links, let us know in the comments. Comparing Service Bus for Windows...
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    Pie in the Sky (August 24, 2012)

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    It's Brian's turn to be on vacation today, but I get the last laugh; I'm on vacation again next week. :) Here are my links for your Friday reading. If there's anything else interesting going on in the cloud/OSS space, let us know. Node 0.8...
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    Wrapping up DrupalCon Munich

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    If the amount of sleep one gets at a conference is inversely proportional to how good the conference is, then DrupalCon Munich was a huge success for me. I’m back home now, still catching up on sleep, and I’ve had a chance to reflect on the conference...
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    Pie in the Sky (August 31, 2012)

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    Here in the Seattle area it already feels like autumn is in the air…and it’s not even September yet. Oh well, short summers are a way of life here (but they are good summers!). No matter, I’ve had plenty of good reading to keep me occupied…hope...
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    Pie in the Sky (September 7, 2012)

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    It's Friday again, I hope you're all enjoying the last few weeks of summer before we head into the cooler fall weather (at least here in the northern hemisphere.) It's still relatively hot here in North Carolina, though the nights are getting cooler....
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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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    Pie in the Sky (January 27, 2012)

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    Here’s the list of links Larry and I found interesting this week…Enjoy! Getting Started with Windows Azure : Scott Guthrie , Corporate VP in charge of the Azure App Platform, walks you through getting started with Azure. Making Windows...
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    Pie in The Sky (February 3, 2012)

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    It’s been a busy week here for Brian and I, lots of stuff going on. We did have time to collect some links however, which I share with you now. Enjoy! 8 Essential Best Practices in Windows Azure Blog Storage : “Throughout this article...
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    Deploying PHP and ASP.NET Sites in a Single Azure Web Role

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    Last week, a colleague approached me with a question he’d been asked by a customer: How do you deploy both a PHP website and an ASP.NET website on the same Web Role in Windows Azure? Given the mixed environments many people work with today, I thought...
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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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