Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • 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...

  • Copy blob using SAS

    I have been trying for a couple of days to find an easy way (read:  using tools) to copy blobs in Windows Azure Storage, not by using management keys but using Shared Access Signature (SAS).

    Sounds simple enough.  I remembered the AzCopy tool.  I looked around and found a blog post explaining how to use it with SAS, using...