- Update: Deploying Ruby Applications to Windows Azure (Larry Franks) - Great post explaining every steps to have a simple Ruby application in Azure. I definitely need to try this.
- the question is not if, but when (Ken Terry) - Good post examining the tendency for the cloud from healthcare.
- Cloud is complex—deal with it (James Urquhart) - It’s up to people to make technologies that survive cloud as a complex system—one component at a time. That’s, well, how you deal with it.
- …So Isn’t the Root Database a Bottleneck for Federations in SQL Azure? (Cihan Biyikoglu) - Nice post that explain the magic of USE FEDERATION and how the process became decentralized so the master database don't come the bottleneck.
- Part 1-Cloud Architecture Series-Durable Messages using Windows Azure (Cloud) Service Bus Queues–Establishing your service through the Portal - Good post explaining the structure of pub-sub pattern and the first steps to start creating a project.
- How the Azure ServiceBus EAI & EDI Labs SDK impacts Microsoft integration - Nice post show the difference between regular BizTalk and the future Azure Service Bus EAI.
- Kent Weare posted two articles (introduction & mapper) on his blog.
- Rick Garibay discussed the various components in his blog post.
- Mikael Håkansson showed the content based routing capabilities in this article.
- Steef-Jan Wiggers added an overview TechNet wiki.
- Harish Agarwal wrote an overview on EAI bridges.
The biggest missing link here, is the extensibility with custom components. At this moment, it doesn’t look possible to have (de)batching, custom validation, zipping and all these other things we do in BizTalk pipeline components.
- Windows Azure Caching Strategies - Great article that demystify where we should cache our data by adding a layer of indirection.
A good post about using the Windows Azure CDN can be found on Steve Marx’s blog.
There are a couple of variations on that theme available, and I discussed one in a blog post from March 2010.
- How Cloud Computing Will Affect Businesses in 2012 (cloudtimes.org) - A optimistic 2012 prediction of the cloud business.
- Accessing Windows Azure blob Storage as Network Drive (Avkash Chauhan) - This post present a product. Good idea of how Azure blob storage can be use.
- Self-service, security and storage tools for the private cloud - Nice post that present a lot of tools to use the cloud more safely and smartly.
- Book Excerpt: "To The Cloud: Cloud Powering an Enterprise" (Pankaj AroraMS) - Good post that recap what is "the cloud" and how it could be good for business.
- SQL Azure Federations and the Entity Framework (dpblogs) – A good quick post to explain the plan of the Entity Framework looking forward to work with Sql Azure Federation. More detailed posts are referenced: SQL Azure Federations with Entity Framework Code-First and Understanding SQL Azure Federations No-MARS Support and Entity Framework.
- The Which, the When, and the How of Windows Azure Services: Websites - A well done post that highlight how different service can be used to meet certain requirement thru frequent scenarios.
- Node.JS on Windows Azure Part 1: Setting Up Your Environment - A really good tutorial than explain step by step how to install-create-try-publish your first Node.JS application in Azure. First of a promising series
- Azure Elasticity with Wasabi Application Block - Nice tutorial showing every step of project creation to monitor and auto-scale some Azure application, using Wasabi. Code and video.
- The Developers Guide To AppFabric October 2011 - A reference document for everyone doing or planning to use Azure AppFabric. bookmark it!
- Repository Pattern with Entity Framework 4.1 and Code First - Nice post that present the repository pattern. Once you understand the pattern a suggest you to use the magic nuGet package and the mcvScafofding. More here
- Your Blog is The Engine of Community (Scott Hanselman) - A great burning post, blogger must read. Other why are you not blogging?
- Be A Creator, Not a Consumer « Blankenblog - Good quick post 110% of prepping... Read it! it's the beginning a new years after all.