Windows Azure

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Windows Azure Trust Center

Windows Azure Trust Center was released to the public and it contains valuable information about security and privacy on the platform. You can find details about what kind of certificates the platform holds and generally why and how the platform is secure, handles data and respects privacy. All that information applies to Windows Azure core services … Continue reading

Windows Azure MVP 2012 – Renewed

I received my renewal email today from the MVP Award program. I’m going to be a Windows Azure MVP for a second year in a total of 3 years being an MVP. I’m still proud to be on the first wave of Windows Azure MVPs when the MVP award was available for Windows Azure. I met … Continue reading

Failed to attach debugger on Windows Azure Web apps troubleshoot

There is a common error sometimes when you try to start and debug a web site/web app on the Windows Azure Emulator that it’s caused for a couple of reasons that I will explain below. The error message is “There was an error attaching the debuger to the IIS worker process for URL <THE_URL> …”. Reason … Continue reading

Running JBoss 7 on Windows Azure — Part II

Continuing on where I left it on my previous post, I’m going to explain how the Announcement service works and why we choose that approach. The way JBoss and mod_proxy work now is that every time something changes in the topology, either a new proxy is added or removed or a JBoss node, then the proxy … Continue reading

Running JBoss 7 on Windows Azure

I’m going to start a series of posts to explain how we made JBoss run on Windows Azure, not just on standalone mode but with full cluster support. Let me start with one simple definition, I’m NOT a Java guy, but I work with some very talented people under the same roof and under the … Continue reading

Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5 released

Today Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5 were released, fixing issues and bugs detected during the beta. There are also some new enhancements to it: Re-architected emulator, which enables higher fidelity between local and cloud developments. Support for uploading service certificates in csupload.exe. A new csencrypt.exe tool to manage remote desktop … Continue reading

Windows Azure Wins Best Cloud Service at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Earlier this week the Windows Azure platform was named Best Cloud Service at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London. Now in its third year, the Cloud Computing World Series Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the IT market.  This year’s winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts. “It’s fantastic for us to … Continue reading

New Windows Azure CDN features and SDK 1.4

Windows Azure SDK 1.4 was released yesterday with no breaking changes and a lot of stability fixes. You can get the bits from here. Among an important fix, specially if you use a source control system, where the web.config was being locked but Windows Azure Tools still needed write access to update the machine key, … Continue reading

CDN — Do you get corrupt data while an update on the content is happening?

A lot of interesting things have been going on lately on the Windows Azure MVP list and I’ll be try to pick the best and the ones I can share and make some posts. During an Azure bootcamp another fellow Windows Azure MVP, had a very interesting question “What happens if someone is updating the … Continue reading

Patterns: Windows Azure – Upgrading your table storage schema without disrupting your service

In general, there are two kind of updates you’ll mainly perform on Windows Azure. One of them is changing your application’s logic (or so called business logic) e.g. the way you handle/read queues, or how you process data or even protocol updates etc and the other is schema updates/changes. I’m not referring to SQL Azure … Continue reading

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