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Gaurav Mantri09/12/12
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Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API in a Windows 8 Application

How to write a Windows 8 app that consumes Windows Azure Service Management REST APIs.

Roger Jennings09/12/12
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Windows 8 ToDo Demo Walkthrough - Part 1

This walkthrough explains how to create a C#/XAML WASDB instance for a todo application, add a table to persist todo items, and generate and use a sample oakleaf-todo Win8 front-end app.

Wely Lau09/11/12
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Debugging/Running an ASP.NET Application without Windows

Recently, one of my .NET developers who was involved in a Windows Azure Project came and asked me two questions . . .

Bruno Terkaly09/11/12
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How to Provide Cloud-Based JSON Data to Windows 8 Metro Grid Apps

In these exercises, we'll learn how to modify Windows 8 Metro Grid apps in order to consume JSON data across http.

Roger Jennings09/10/12
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Authenticating Your Windows 8 App Users with Azure Mobile Services

How to automate user automation in your Windows 8 app.

Brian Swan09/10/12
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21 Windows Azure News Links from August

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. Here's a collection of links Brian and I discovered this week for your weekend reading:

Tony Siciliani09/10/12
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Google Cloud Messaging with Payload

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free push notification service for Android handsets. Let’s consider non-collapsible messages with payload.

Eric Berg09/09/12
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Workday and Okta: Disrupting HR-Driven IDM in the Cloud

The cloud is changing the face of enterprise IT and the world is really starting to take note. Enterprise cloud companies are the subject of countless front-and-center conversations at industry events.

Markus Eisele09/08/12
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Oracle Public Cloud Java Service Development Tools

Even if the Java EE 7 EG decided to postpone the PaaS features to EE 8, Oracle itself is actively working on a Java EE driven public PaaS offering.

Brent Stineman09/07/12
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Do You Really Need an SLA?

I sit to talk with clients about cloud and one of the first questions I always get is, "What is the SLA?" And I hate it.

Brian Gracely09/07/12
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The Cloudcast - Ep. 55 - 1st Annual Fantasy Cloud Draft

Aaron, Brian, Nick Weaver (@lynxbat) and Colin McNamara (@colinmcnamara) hold the 1st Annual The Cloudcast (.net) Fantasy Cloud Draft. They pick from the broad ecosystem of companies and technologies to try and build a set of cloud services for particular markets.

Gaurav Mantri09/06/12
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Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

Since pricing for both of these services are changing quite frequently and depended upon a number of factors, it was not possible for me to pinpoint exactly which service is cheaper. I created a simple calculator where you can input appropriate values and compare the cost of both of these services to you.

Frank Kelly09/06/12
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Securing Your Data in the Cloud: Key Management Hell

When you migrate to the cloud, how do you safely encrypt your data? And how do you manage your encrypt/decrypt keys?

Chris Haddad09/06/12
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Cloud-Aware Applications and PaaS Architecture

According to this writer, Cloud Native PaaS run-time environments and Cloud aware applications should significantly exhibit essential Cloud characteristics.

Brian Gracely09/05/12
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Thoughts from VMworld 2012 (San Francisco)

Now that the US event is over, I wanted to jot down some thoughts before they burn away like the San Francisco fog that greeted us each morning.

Roger Jennings09/04/12
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Uptime Report for My Azure Table Services Sample Project: August 2012 = 99.92 %

My (@rogerjenn) live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project demo runs two small Windows Azure Web role instances from Microsoft’s South Central US (San Antonio, TX) data center.

Mark Hinkle09/04/12
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Must-See Talks at CloudOpen and LinuxCon

Every discussion you MUST see; Apache Cloudstack included. Here are the links you will need, enjoy!

Ben Kepes09/03/12
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Join a Google+ Hangout About Open Cloud

I’ll be hosting a Google+ hangout on the topic on Wednesday, September 12 at 11am Pacific Time. This format is something I’ve borrowed from my friend Krishnan Subramanian’s model of Open Conversations.

Michael Collier09/02/12
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More on Windows Azure's New Mobile Services

The new PREVIEW feature provides a “backend-as-a-service” for common tasks related to mobile applications.

Markus Eisele09/01/12
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Realigning Java EE 7 - A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.

The news came out yesterday. Java EE 7 is going to be realigned and the PaaS enablement and multi-tenancy support will be moved to Java EE 8.

Brian Swan08/31/12
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Drupal and Leveraging a Cloud Platform

I recently had an excellent forum for showing curious passers-by all the new fun ways to deploy Drupal in Windows Azure (Windows Azure Web Sites and Linux VMs).

Ben Kepes08/30/12
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AppFog Aquires Nodester

As PaaS continues to generate ever-increasing levels of attention, the velocity of innovation in the space ramps up.

Clint Edmonson08/30/12
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Introducing Windows Azure Mobile Services

I’m excited to share that the Windows Azure Mobile Services public preview is now available.

Bruno Terkaly08/29/12
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Take Photographs From Windows 8 Apps/Auto Upload Them to the Cloud–Pt. 3/6

A step by step, all inclusive post showing you how to take photographs from Windows 8 applications and automatically upload them to the cloud.

Michael Collier08/29/12
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Windows Server 2012 Available for Windows Azure!

Did you know that Windows Server 2012 is available for Windows Azure Virtual Machines?