Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Release of Windows Azure SDK 1.2

    Microsoft just release its Windows Azure SDK 1.2.  This is a key release, including among other features:

    • Visual Studio 2010 RTM Support: Full support for Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
    • .NET 4 support: Choose to build services targeting either the .NET 3.5 or .NET 4 framework.
    • Cloud storage explorer: Displays a read-only view of Windows Azure tables and blob...
  • Over 10 000 customers on Windows Azure

    Mary-Jo Foley published another interesting article about Windows Azure adoption.

    Microsoft has passed the bar of the 10 000 customers using Windows Azure.  The article details the typical workloads observed and does the usual education about Cloud Computing.

    The good news coming with the fact that the demand really exists...

  • 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...