F# is a powerful new dynamic language for .NET developers. We'll show you how powerful by whipping up a MapReduce algorithm in F# for parsing Windows Azure log files.
MSDN Magazine April 2011
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Windows Azure is already helping many companies move their apps into the cloud. We'll share some of the tips and tricks that we discovered working with customers on real-world migrations.
George Huey, Wade Wegner
MSDN Magazine August 2010
Let go of your traditional relational database thinking if you want to understand how Windows Azure Table storage works, says Julie Lerman. Luckily for you, she's done the hard work to grasp the new concepts and help you get up to speed.
MSDN Magazine July 2010
It's difficult to troubleshoot any application without a trail of clues to follow, and cloud apps are no different. We look at how logging and tracing are enabled for Windows Azure, and how you can use Windows PowerShell to manage diagnostics for a running service.
MSDN Magazine June 2010
You'll find direct support for building Windows Azure applications in Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express. We'll walk you through using Visual Studio 2010 for the entirety of the Windows Azure application development lifecycle.
MSDN Magazine April 2010
Learn all about Microsoft's Windows Azure platform at the architectural level and how it addresses enterprise cloud computing concerns including economics, security, storage and more. Included are an Azure pricing table and a sample cost calculator.
MSDN Magazine February 2010
To better understand how SOA patterns can be applied to Windows Azure deployments, we walk you through a scenario in which a bank moves its services to the cloud.
Thomas Erl, Arman Kurtagic, HerbjÃÂ¶rn Wilhelmsen
MSDN Magazine January 2010
Yes, you can run background processes in the cloud. Kevin Hoffman and Nate Dudek use a shopping cart example to demonstrate how to build an application engine as well as implement asynchronous messaging and processing using Azure Storage.
Kevin Hoffman, Nathan Dudek
Many early adopters cloud platforms have questions about security. We review some of the cryptography services and providers in Windows Azure along with some security implications for applications in the cloud.
Here we examine the typical cloud platform architecture and some common architectural patterns, along with their implementation on the Windows Azure offering from Microsoft.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
The Web-style interface is the default Explorer folder view for the Desktop Update in Windows 2000. The Desktop Update uses HTML-based hypertext templates to create the Web view, and you can customize these templates to include your own views and commands. This article shows you how the Explorer Web view works and how to build your own custom templates for it. You'll see how to add a command prompt and task buttons to a new folder view using HTML, script, and ActiveX controls. The shell object model and thumbnail shell extensions are also examined, then used to build a simple icon viewer for Explorer.
MSDN Magazine June 2000