Category Archives: Windows Azure

Introducing the New Windows Azure at the Hartford Code Camp

On Saturday June 23rd I presented an updated version of my Windows Azure 2.0 Platform Overview at the Hartford Code Camp.  Since there were quite a few major Windows Azure announcements on June 7th this was a major update of … Continue reading

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Windows Azure 2.0 – IaaS and two flavors of PaaS

Last week Microsoft announced what can arguably be called Windows Azure 2.0  (Although Microsoft has refrained from using that term. )  This diagram from the MSDN Library summarizes the new structure of Windows Azure (for a larger view and more … Continue reading

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I am Presenting Patterns for Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo June 11-14 in New York

I was not originally scheduled to present my Patterns for Cloud Computing talk at Cloud Expo again this year (having done it for the last two years) but they had a last-minute cancellation and asked me to do it again. … Continue reading

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Cloud Design Patterns

Rightscale is a company that sells auto scaling software for multiple clouds, primarily Amazon Web Services.  They do not support Windows Azure as of yet. See below for an update on this. However, on their web site they have a … Continue reading

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A Cloud is a Cloud is a Cloud?

There is an interesting thread going on in LinkedIn: How would you rank the top 5 Cloud providers ?  Peoples answers are all over the map. Far be it for me to try and add clarity to a murky situation … Continue reading

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Building Cloud-Portable and Cloud-Burstable .NET Applications With Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services

Definitions Cloud-Burstable Applications are those built using an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or corporate data center and bursts into a public cloud (or clouds)  when the demand for computing or storage capacity … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Security Best Practices and Resources

One of my ex co-workers at Microsoft, Bruce Kyle, recently posted a 7 part blog series on Windows Azure Security Best Practices.  Bruce wrote the series of articles for Microsoft ISVs (Independent Software Vendors).  However, as I said in my … Continue reading

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Recent Windows Azure Developments

Here are some recent Windows Azure developments that you may have missed. I think that they are worth highlighting. Windows Azure Endpoint Protection One of the deficiencies in Windows Azure up until recently was the lack of virus checking/malware protection … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Training Roadmap

Windows Azure Training Good Books Azure in Action by Brian Prince. Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie. Webcasts Joel Forman, who works with me at Slalom Consulting, has a good blog post that lists an excellent half-day training plan. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cloudy In New York

Welcome to the Cloudy In New York blog.  This is my first blog post here but not my first blog.  In November I ended a 6 year stint as an Architect Evangelist with Microsoft in New York. In that job … Continue reading

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