Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Departmental Application Migration to Azure – Part 1

    I’m currently looking at how Windows Azure could help my company.  As a proof-of-concept, I’m going to migrate a departmental application to Windows Azure.

    The application is quite simple, but the migration should contain its share of challenges.  The current application is a simple MS Access front-end exposing a few forms.  The data source is an SQL Server Database.  It...

  • Azure Publish-Subscribe… My new CodePlex project

    I wanted to get some hands-on experience on Windows Azure for quite a while.  I’ve read quite a bit on the topic and saw a good opportunity around the pub-sub area:  if an enterprise wants to move applications in the cloud, sooner or later, there will be a need for a...

  • Private Cloud: Cloud just in name

    Since I started to hear about cloud computing in its current vendor incarnation (Amazon, Google, Microsoft), I’ve seen the same reaction over and over:  “the concept is pretty cool, let’s build it ourselves!”

    That reaction is easy to explain.  Most enterprises have a lot of assets hosted in a data center.  Those assets are now more or less mature and...

  • CLR Stored Procedure inside SQL Server 2008

    Since SQL 2005 it has been possible to write stored procedure in .NET.  This is part of the CLR hosting of SQL Server.

    When SQL 2005 was released, I was quite skeptical about the two features enabled by CLR hosting, ie CLR Stored Procedure and CLR User Defined Type (UDT).  I must say I was quite impressed at the effort...