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Microsoft announced the availability of its Azure cloud HDInsight

Microsoft has finally announced the availability of its Hadoop Azure service, which officially took the trade name HDInsight. This service, in test for several months, is the result ...

Microsoft has VM Depot, a community repository of Open Source services for Azure

To promote the establishment of an open source community around Azure, Microsoft presented its draft Community portal VM Depot, the idea is to centralize open applications can be deployed ...

Microsoft has VM Depot, a community repository of Open Source services for Azure.

To promote the establishment of an open source community around Azure, Microsoft presented its draft Community portal VM Depot, the idea is to centralize open applications can be deployed ...

Virtual Machine role in Windows Azure

Windows Azure now includes a Virtual Machine role that allows organizations to host their own virtual machines in the cloud. Microsoft introduced this role as a way to ease the migration ...

What you need to know about Windows Azure services

Microsoft is famous for saying it’s "all in" with cloud computing, and for developers, there’s been a lot of information, code and features to sink their teeth into. But ...

SQL Azure migration to the cloud and back

As SQL Azure gets more popular and widely used, users will have to develop reliable processes for migrating data to the cloud or bringing it back, either to local servers or a data ...

Azure CDN (Content Delivery Network) In Your App

The Windows Azure CDN is a convenient way for application developers to minimize latency that geographically dispersed application users will experience. As of  as of February 2010, ...

Connect to a SQL Azure Database Using SQLCMD or SSMS

As at launch in January 2010 SSMS can connect to SQL Azure, but the object browser does not work. Ensure that you have setup the SQL Azure firewall to allow your IP to connect to ...

SQL Azure Firewall – How To

SQL Azure comes with a built-in  firewall, through which all connection attempts to a SQL Azure database must pass. By  default the firewall blocks all access to the database even ...

Programming Cloud-based applications using Visual Studio 2010 – First look

Introduction: This article aims to provide a brief introduction to cloud programming using Visual Studio 2010. Definitions Cloud: Per Wikipedia “Cloud computing is Internet-based ...