Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • 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...

  • Project Natal: Minority Report tomorrow?

    Steve Balmer, Microsoft CEO, has been quoted saying Project Natal would be the Most exciting and potentially groundbreaking product Microsoft would deliver this year.

    A specific comment from Balmer did resonate for me:

    Because the technology actually is very general purpose, and we’ll see come into the rest of our lives pretty soon.  It’s a little camera and...