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Following one developer at Microsoft through this strange world of service development.

SQL Azure TechEd 2010 Video’s posted

As TechEd 2010 winds down many of the videos from the conference are beginning to get posted. ...

Author: jcurrier Date: 06/10/2010

No SQL?

I don’t normally blog about things which don’t deal directly with SQL Azure but the No SQL movement...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/25/2010

MIX 2010 session videos are up for SQL Azure

Just a heads up to any of you who were unable to attend MIX this year.  The session video’s are...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/20/2010

ALTER’ing SQL Azure for MIX

So, this post will really serve two purposes.  The first is to serve as a shameless plug for...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/13/2010

Feedback to the SQL Azure team

Hey all, During PDC09 we spent a bunch of time handing a survey for folks to fill out to give...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/29/2009

SQL Azure talks are now available online

Hey all, My, "SQL Azure: Under the hood" talk is available for viewing now here. During the talk, I...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/21/2009

PDC is on!

I'm here in LA this week for PDC along with a bunch of other SQL Azure folks. If you're interested...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/18/2009

SQL Azure PDC talks

So, a number of us are doing talks this year for PDC (myself included!). You can find the full list...

Author: jcurrier Date: 09/30/2009

Sometimes there are things you just couldn’t make up

Author: jcurrier Date: 09/17/2009

SQL Azure and limits

Quite a few folks have been asking recently about the limits we have in SQL Azure and I thought I...

Author: jcurrier Date: 09/05/2009

SQL Azure: Invite codes, traffic patterns and feedback.

We've sent out the first couple batches of invite codes this week for SQL Azure (apologies if you...

Author: jcurrier Date: 08/21/2009

Coming up for air..

I've been rather silent here for sometime. This is primarily due to the fact that the whole dev team...

Author: jcurrier Date: 07/18/2009

Nigel and Zach talking about SDS

Hey, check out a new video of Nigel and Zach chatting about some of the changes that we're in the...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/30/2009

SDS Java JDBC examples

In my previous blog entry I mentioned that I would post some Java & JDBC examples for connecting...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/29/2009

SDS coding examples – Part 1 (C# & ADO.NET)

So, as I did with the original SDS I want to outline some code examples that other developers can...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/29/2009

Check out Nigel's Talk on SDS from MIX09

Looks like the MIX folks have posted up Nigel's talk on the newly revamped SDS from MIX. You can...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/22/2009

It’s been awhile…

So, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted but with the recent SDS announcement I trust you now...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/14/2009

SDS Channel 9 Video is up

A little while ago Jason and I recorded a Channel 9 video to discuss some of the newer features in...

Author: jcurrier Date: 10/27/2008

Channel 9 interview for PDC

Jason and I just finished recording a session on some of the new features of the services that will...

Author: jcurrier Date: 10/23/2008

Tour De Peaks

This is a non-SSDS related posting today :-)  I did the Tour De Peaks today with my wife and...

Author: jcurrier Date: 07/27/2008

What happened to SSDS PUT/POST responses?

Since the rollout I've seen at least one or two messages regarding the altered responses we're now...

Author: jcurrier Date: 07/25/2008

SQL Server Data Services Upgrade has been completed!

We completed the latest upgrade to the service yesterday afternoon. Listed below is the notification...

Author: jcurrier Date: 07/25/2008

Check out the SSDS coverage in the latest issue of MSDN magazine.

Hey all, If you have a subscription to MSDN magazine, heck even if you don't, you read a bit more...

Author: jcurrier Date: 07/03/2008

Optimistic Concurrency with SOAP in SSDS

In my last post I described how ETag's can be used in the upcoming sprint 3 version of SSDS. In this...

Author: jcurrier Date: 06/29/2008

ETag's, Optimistic Concurrency and SSDS

I've been kind of quiet the last month or so but that's because I've been totally heads down...

Author: jcurrier Date: 06/22/2008

Late in blogging these days

Hey all, Just wanted to drop a line to say that I realized I haven't been blogging much these...

Author: jcurrier Date: 05/28/2008

Do I have high Movie standards?

Okay, This post is a bit off topic from my usual SSDS type posts (which I will be returning to...

Author: jcurrier Date: 05/11/2008

Check out Tudor and Soumitra discussing the business side of SSDS

Ryan recently sat down with Tudor Toma (GPM of SSDS) and Soumitar Sengupta (one of the architects on...

Author: jcurrier Date: 05/01/2008

Speaking at TechEd

I'm heading down to Orlando in a couple of weeks to give a talk about best practices when it comes...

Author: jcurrier Date: 05/01/2008

Good overview of using threads for multi container query in SSDS

Eugenio has a good blog entry today describing using multiple threads to execute multi-container...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/14/2008

Interested in partaking in a design review for SQL Server Data Services?

Are you interested in taking part in a design review of SQL Server Data Services? Are you located in...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/13/2008

cURL'ing up with SQL Server Data Services

We've begun working with some external customers (and a considerable number of internal ones) on the...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/13/2008

Check out Nigel & Istvan over at Channel 9

You can watch a good interview with Istvan and Nigel over on Channel 9.  The talk covers some...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/08/2008

Interacting with SQL Server Data Services using SOAP

In one of my prior posts I promised some SOAP examples to better illustrate how you can use SOAP to...

Author: jcurrier Date: 04/02/2008

What questions do you have about SQL Server Data Services?

So, I've written several posts now around coding (in C# and in Java) about using SSDS. So, I'm a bit...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/20/2008

SQL Server Data Services Meet Java

In my last post I covered a simple example of querying SSDS using C#, HttpWebRequest and XLinq....

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/19/2008

Jason's got some SSDS examples as well

Jason Hunter, dev lead on the SQL Server Data Services team, has posted up some coding examples as...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/18/2008

Some SQL Server Data Services Coding Examples

Since my last post (just after we released the service) several others have written some really...

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/17/2008

What I've been working - SSDS (SQL Server Data Services)

I'm writing this from Gate D26 at the Las Vegas airport waiting to catch a flight back to Seattle....

Author: jcurrier Date: 03/07/2008

Hitting the 1/2 mile mark

Today I passed the 1/2 mile mark in swimming... Whew! That's the distance I have to hit for my...

Author: jcurrier Date: 02/09/2008

More Swimming...

A couple of days ago I hit the 1/4 mile while swimming (this was on 1/29). This is effectively twice...

Author: jcurrier Date: 02/01/2008

Triathlon Training

Okay, So, as I mentioned before I'm training to do my first Triathlon. I had a stated goal to do 4...

Author: jcurrier Date: 01/26/2008

Training - Cycling

This weekend I rode with a friend around Mercer Island (for those of you not from the Puget Sound...

Author: jcurrier Date: 01/20/2008

The Big Switch

My wife had an outpatient surgery appointment this morning so while I waited for her I decided to...

Author: jcurrier Date: 01/17/2008

Triathlon - first steps

So, when I first relocated to the Seattle area from my native Michigan I changed a few things in my...

Author: jcurrier Date: 01/14/2008

My Zune review

I couldn't wait for the company store to stock up on the Zune 80 units (they presently only have the...

Author: jcurrier Date: 12/04/2007

Zune on Slashdot

Slashdot's already calling the Zune a failure Boy, seems like having a sold out product is called...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/23/2007

Orcas Extension Methods

I've been having a look at extension methods lately (see more info on them here and here) and at...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/12/2007

Zune

I've never been a big Zune fan. Not sure why. I've had my IPod and it's fine for me in a functional...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/12/2007

Spiderman 3 (better late than never)

I never saw this while it was playing at the theatre for some reason. It seems like there was always...

Author: jcurrier Date: 11/10/2007

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