November 2009 Entries

Cloud Computing, Agile Development and Infrastructure

A few weeks ago I was part of a meeting that outlined some of the challenges that Agile development was inducing on an existing corporate infrastructure. And Cloud Computing became a possible solution to the fast pace changes required by Agile development initiatives. Agile projects tend to be short in nature, with fewer documentation and evolving requirements. From a project management standpoint, development cycles are divided in Sprints, which can be a couple of weeks long in certain cases. The ......

SQL Azure - Auditing Choices

As I am digging more into SQL Azure, it seems choices for auditing will become a little bit more restricted. Generally speaking there are four ways to audit SQL Server statements; these mechanisms are used by various software vendors to deliver auditing capabilities for compliance mandates and for security reviews. However as we will see, many of the products will stop from working for SQL Azure due to some limitations imposed by the database. At a high level, the four auditing mechanisms are: Server-side ......

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