Posts tagged Windows Azure
When you going to use the Access Control Service (ACS) on the Windows Azure platform, then there are enough resources to help you. For example here. A lot of configuration has to be done, but it is do-able on the ACS website and in your application.
The Billing Portal for Windows Azure has been redesigned and much more useful. On the Windows Azure management portal you can click on the Billing link at the top. After that you a second tab within Internet Explorer will open and redirect you to the Billing portal.
Like I posted in my previous blog post, I also checked the profiling option.
One of the new things in Visual Studio Windows Azure tools 1.4 Augustus update (what a mouthful) is that MVC 3 is a standard WebRole. But also Profiling is now a serious option for debugging, besides the already present Web deploy possibility.
As of today there is a update for the Windows Azure Visual Studio Tools. This update can be installed via the Microsoft Web platform Installer. More info: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/08/03/announcing-the-august-2011-release-of-the-windows-azure-tools-for-microsoft-visual-studio-2010.aspx
Couple of days ago I had to explain a colleague at the customer side some things about Windows Azure. And of course Scalability comes around the corner. I saw myself drawing all kinds of pictures to make it clear. So I made a nice presentation, here are a few bits of it.
At a Windows Azure customer of ours they keep track of changes on the tables in the SQL Azure database. This is done by a trigger, the trigger inserts the change in a table. I can not think of another solution without losing data or changes.
As told in my previous Blogpost I kept a list of the Blob name and the LastModifiedUtc. To make this solution usable for more then one instances I stored this list in a Windows Azure storage table.