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Windows Azure Storage In-Depth Course Available on Pluralsight
For the past few months I have been working on a Windows Azure Storage In-Depth course for Pluralsight. The course is now live, and available on their site. The content is as follows: Introduction Windows Azure Storage Accounts Storage Account Management & Monitoring Windows Azure Storage Client Library Windows Azure Storage Queues Windows Azure Table Storage Windows Azure Blob Storage Windows Azure Storage Scalability and Performance Using Shared Access Signatures Transient Fault Handling If ......

Posted On Monday, March 17, 2014 12:24 PM

Sweden Windows Azure Group Meeting - Migrating Applications to Windows Azure & Sharding And Scaling with RavenDB, with Shay Friedman & Oren Eini
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 PM, Stockholm Migrating Applications to Windows Azure – Shay Friedman Windows Azure is the next big thing for server-side applications and one of its major use cases is hosting existing .NET applications. However, Window Azure is not your regular playground and some preparations are necessary. In this session, Shay Friedman will take you through different ways to make sure your application is ready to move to the cloud. In addition, Friedman will explain how you can estimate ......

Posted On Monday, May 21, 2012 9:20 AM

Windows Azure Service Bus Scatter-Gather Implementation
One of the more challenging enterprise integration patterns that developers may wish to implement is the Scatter-Gather pattern. In this article I will show the basic implementation of a scatter-gather pattern using the topic-subscription model of the windows azure service bus. I’ll be using the implementation in demos, and also as a lab in my training courses, and the pattern will also be included in the next release of my free e-book the “Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide”. The Scatter-Gather ......

Posted On Monday, April 16, 2012 9:53 AM

Windows Azure Service Bus Splitter and Aggregator
This article will cover basic implementations of the Splitter and Aggregator patterns using the Windows Azure Service Bus. The content will be included in the next release of the “Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide”, along with some other patterns I am working on. I’ve taken the pattern descriptions from the book “Enterprise Integration Patterns” by Gregor Hohpe. I bought a copy of the book in 2004, and recently dusted it off when I started to look at implementing the patterns on the Windows ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:35 AM

Transactional Messaging in the Windows Azure Service Bus
Introduction I’m currently working on broadening the content in the Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide. One of the features I have been looking at over the past week is the support for transactional messaging. When using the direct programming model and the WCF interface some, but not all, messaging operations can participate in transactions. This allows developers to improve the reliability of messaging systems. There are some limitations in the transactional model, transactions can only ......

Posted On Monday, April 2, 2012 9:46 AM

Windows Azure Service Bus Resequencer
Introduction I’ll be presenting a session at Sweden Windows Azure Group (SWAG) on Monday, as well as presenting on the Windows Azure Service Bus at various other events. I thought it would be fun to look at implementing some of the Enterprise Integration Patterns using the brokered messaging capabilities. I’ll use this article in the next release of Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide, and it will probably end up as a “challenge lab” for my Service Bus course. As a long-time BizTalk developer ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2012 10:47 AM

Sweden Windows Azure Group Meeting - Windows Azure Service Bus, 26th March, Stockholm
I’ll be presenting a session on “Windows Azure Service Bus” for the Sweden Windows Azure Group (SWAG) at AddSkills in Stockholm on the 26th March. It will be a demo intensive session looking at the relayed and brokered messaging capabilities of the Service Bus. Register for the event here. Sign up to Sweden Windows Azure Group (SWAG) for notifications of future events here. Read more about the Windows Azure Service Bus in my e-book “Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide” ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:20 AM

Tutorial: Create Custom External Services in Azure AppFabric June CTP
Introduction One of the first things I wanted to do after installing the Azure AppFabric June CTP was to create an AppFabric application that used the Bing Map SOAP services. That was when I hit my first roadblock. There is currently no option in the AppFabric Application Designer to add a reference to an external service. After asking around in the forums I learned that I should build an external service to do this. There is currently very little documentation on creating external services for Azure ......

Posted On Monday, July 18, 2011 8:25 AM

New Webcast on AppFabric Caching
It’s cool when you have to use a map of the world to show how your application is deployed. I’ve added a webcast on AppFabric Caching using a very distributed application. The application is tested in Stockholm Sweden with the database located in South East Asia, and the Cache in South-central US. The application is then deployed to the South-central US data center, accessing the database in South East Asia. The point of all this is to show how the AppFabric cache can be used to reduce latency in ......

Posted On Monday, July 4, 2011 2:33 AM

PDF and CHM versions of Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide Available & Azure Service Bus 2-day Course
I’ve just added PDF and CHM versions of “Windows Azure Service Bus Developer Guide”, you can get them here. The HTML browsable version is here. I have the first delivery of my 2-day course “SOA, Connectivity and Integration using the Windows Azure Service Bus” scheduled for 3-4 May in Stockholm. Feel free to contact me via my blog if you have any questions about the course, or would be interested in an on-site delivery. Details of the course are here ......

Posted On Friday, March 2, 2012 12:54 AM

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