Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • How to improve Azure: Can you keep a secret?

    In this blog series I explore some of the shortcomings of the Windows Azure platform (as of this date, March 2014) and discuss ways it could be improved. This isn’t a rant against the platform: I’ve been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now and I’m very passionate about it. Here...

  • How to improve Azure

    I'm very passionate about Windows Azure. I've been using and promoting the platform for more than four (4) years now.

    So I've been working with the technology for a while but in the recent month I've been involved on an intensive architecture project where we pushed the envelope of the platform. As a consequence we did hit quite a...

  • Azure ACS fading away

    ACS is on life support for quite a while now.  It was never never fully integrated to the Azure Portal, keeping the UI it had in its Azure Labs day (circa 2010, for those who were born back then).

    In an article last summer, Azure Active Directory is the future of ACS, Vittorio Bertocci announces the roadmap:  the demise...

  • Full Outer Join with LINQ to objects

    Quite a few times it happened to me to be looking for a way to perform a full outer join using LINQ to objects.

    To give a general enough example of where it is useful, I would say ‘sync’. If you want to synchronize two collections (e.g. two collections of employees), then an outer join gives you a nice collection...