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TechEd India Data: Exposing Azure Mobile Services through Web API
For those who attended my session at TechEd India 2013, one of the topics I presented was, on Azure Mobile Services. I also presented on new enhancements to ASP.NET with the Visual Studio 2012 Fall Update. As a mixture of both the sessions, I mentioned about building a Web API feed for Tech Ed Data that could be consumed through Azure Mobile Services. If you are new to Azure Mobile Services, you can read up about from http://www.windowsazure.com... Azure Mobile Services is best ......

Posted On Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:58 PM | Comments (2)

FTP Publishing with the new Windows Azure Release
There is a good chance you might have stumbled upon the new Windows Azure Release that we made on June 6th. Scott Guthrie’s Post quite summarizes the overall new features. One of my favorite features is the Windows Azure Websites and the ability to do publish files to Azure using your FTP Client. Windows Azure Websites offers low cost (free upto 10 websites) web hosting where you can deploy any website that can run on IIS 7.0, quickly. The earlier releases of Azure SDKs and the Azure platform support ......

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2012 10:09 PM | Comments (55)

'Microsoft.ServiceBus.TransportClientCredentialType' is obsolete
Once you upgrade to the Windows Azure SDK 1.6 you also get the updated Microsoft Service Bus assemblies (version 1.6.0.0) that you can use for working with Windows Azure Service Bus (yeah, no longer AppFabric Service Bus) One of the standard implementations of Service Bus is to use the CredentialType, Credentials (the service bus namespace and the issuer key and issuer name) to create the service bus namespace URI. Once you upgrade to Windows Azure Service Bus (Microsoft.ServiceBus) version 1.6.0.0, ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:51 PM | Comments (4)

MVC 3 and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010–August 2011 Release
The new version of Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 i.e. the August 2011 release just got out. You can read and download it from http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win... My favorite pick is the ability to add MVC3 Web Roles. In the past we had to do certain work-around for running MVC3 Applications. Now, there is an ability to add MVC 3 Web Role There is now support for Universal ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:10 AM | Comments (5)

Taking your Northwind Database to SQL Azure and binding it to an ASP.NET Grid View – Part I
If you like to migrate your Web tier or the ASP.NET Application to Windows Azure, check my new posts Part I and Part II SQL Azure is the latest buzz around Cloud Computing and the ability to take relational database to the cloud as is, is something most would welcome compared to the earlier model of ACE (Authority, Container, Entity) that was there when SQL Azure was SSDS. Well, like others, I also got interested and wanted to explore the SQL Azure. SQL Azure is currently in CTP and offers token ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:58 AM | Comments (42)

Windows Azure Service Bus November 2011 Release
I have been working on Windows Azure Service Bus for the recently concluded Azure Camps Yes, it is no longer referred as “Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus”. All the 3 components i.e. Service Bus, Access Control and Caching are hereinafter referred to as simply Windows Azure Service Bus, Caching & Access Control Service, to minimize the complexity in referring to them. Also, Service Bus and the related releases usually come as an out of bound release and are usually behind in terms of the Windows ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:04 PM | Comments (6)

EFProviders require MultipleActiveResultSets=True for System.Data.SqlClient connection strings
I was playing with the new Membership API (System.Web.Providers) for the upcoming Virtual TechDays While I was trying out a lot of options for using as DB store, one of the obvious choices was SQL Azure. With SQL Azure, I could offload the Database hosting capabilities to Azure and just focus on my application code. Of course, it comes at a cost and SQL Azure is a subscription based database available in different sizes and rates there of. One of the challenges I faced was, working with the Membership ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:25 PM | Comments (5)

The BUILD Conference
What a week it has been! The BUILD Conference just concluded http://www.buildwindows.com... and there were tons of announcements. This is one of the reasons I am passionate about this company. Even when I was outside Microsoft, the momentum and the focus they have on Developer audience simply amazes me and they continue to do it, years later. Windows Developer Preview BUILD is a developer conference which premiered the first Windows Developer Preview bits. Clearly, the developers ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:20 AM | Comments (5)

Entity Framework with SQL Azure, "There is already an open DataReader associated with this Command which must be closed first."}
I hit this error when I deployed an app built with Entity Framework onto Windows Azure. Obviously, I wasn’t explicitly using DataReader so it kind of puzzled me. As it happens every time It worked well with local database, application running local and database on SQL Azure. But once I used the Dev Fabric to test the application locally, it failed and gave the above error. Entity Framework relies on using Multiple Active Results Sets (MARS), and it would be a part of connection string multipleactiveresultsets=True. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:51 PM | Comments (0)

Web Role Instances recreated, repaired while deploying MVC 3 Applications on Windows Azure
Recently, I was deploying an MVC 3 Application on Windows Azure. The deployment took longer than expected and the Roles were just restarting/repairing and it couldn’t just start the role instances. Only thing that seemed to have worked was uploading the Packages. Post that, the Roles were simply unable to start and be ready. I deleted the deployment, re-created the package and deployed. Still no avail. It would successfully upload the package but post that the roles would never be able to start. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:16 PM | Comments (1)

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