bartr in the cloud

I'm back ...

I just celebrated my second week back at Microsoft after having spent the last couple of years in...

Author: bartr Date: 11/29/2014

Another Availability Story

In our recently updated case study - https://aka.ms/sxp, we write about our great experiences with...

Author: bartr Date: 12/31/2011

Windows Azure Case Study

We just published an updated case study at: https://aka.ms/sxp Using Windows Azure to Build and...

Author: bartr Date: 12/26/2011

Cloud Elasticity - A Real-World Example

Windows Azure is the cloud-based development platform that lets you build and run applications in...

Author: bartr Date: 05/03/2011

One Million Requests Today!

Today, April 11, SXP delivered 1,004,367 requests in a 24 hour period. Our first Million Request...

Author: bartr Date: 04/11/2011

SXP - One year later

One year ago this month we launched our first Windows Azure platform-based web service, the Social...

Author: bartr Date: 04/05/2011

SXP Video

Abe Ray and I filmed a video late last year and it released recently as part of the Cloud series on...

Author: bartr Date: 01/20/2011

Q1 SXP Availability

We implemented the Social eXperience Platform on Windows Azure and SQL Azure in April. We just...

Author: bartr Date: 10/05/2010

Azure Case Study

We recently published a Windows Azure / SQL Azure case study on Microsoft IT Showcase. This is based...

Author: bartr Date: 10/03/2010

SQL Azure Connection Retry Update

Based on several e-mail conversations, I've updated the retry code slightly and made a couple of...

Author: bartr Date: 06/20/2010

SQL Azure Connection Retry

This is a summary of a relatively long thread from the Microsoft internal SQL Azure discussion...

Author: bartr Date: 06/18/2010

We're Live in the Cloud

I've been really busy this year working on the team that shipped version 1 of the Social eXperience...

Author: bartr Date: 06/07/2010

Architecture Certification

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) recently launched the Certified IT...

Author: bartr Date: 06/07/2010

I've moved to the cloud ...

I recently joined the Relationship eXperience Group within Microsoft IT and one of my new year's...

Author: bartr Date: 01/14/2009

IASA Perspectives Issue 4

Issue 4 of IASA Perspectives focuses on defining an architect and brings up one of the most common...

Author: bartr Date: 07/17/2006

Miha on MCA

Miha posted about his recent MCA board experience here. I wasn't on Miha's board, but I was on...

Author: bartr Date: 07/12/2006

A Good Book

I listened to a good audio book this week: 25 Things to Say to the Interviewer, to Get the Job You...

Author: bartr Date: 07/09/2006

MCA Application Deadline Approaching

I just spoke to the program manager for the MCA program and there are still a few spots left for...

Author: bartr Date: 07/07/2006

Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) program

I’m still trying to catch up from being out all last week, serving on the MCA boards at the MTC in...

Author: bartr Date: 07/05/2006

Hello World

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Author: bartr Date: 06/28/2006