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Thomas Conté's MSDN Blog - Windows Azure Cloud Architecture

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I am now blogging at this address: www.hypernephelist.com ! I will leave this blog and its existing...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 09/22/2014

Building your Ubuntu PHP development box on Azure using Vagrant

With Azure you can easily create and use a development environment in the Cloud. You can create a...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 06/19/2014

Installing MariaDB Galera Cluster on Windows Azure

MariaDB Enterprise Cluster in the Azure Marketplace Update: this article describes how to install...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 03/20/2014

Using PowerShell Remoting for disk provisioning automation

Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets allow you to automate the construction of your infrastructure,...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 10/07/2013

As you probably know, the Windows Azure Platform has a built-in load-balancing service that you can...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 09/19/2013

Deploying Cloudera CDH on Windows Azure Virtual Machines using Cloudera Manager

Updated 3/20/2014 to use the latest version of the command-line tool. Introduction In this tutorial,...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 06/14/2013

Uploading large files to Windows Azure Blob Storage using Python

In my last post, I shown some simple examples of uploading files to Blob Storage directly from the...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/20/2013

How to interact with Windows Azure Blob Storage from Linux using Python

We have many Windows Azure SDKs that you can use on Linux to access Windows Azure Blob Storage and...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/17/2013

Analyzing page view logs using Pig on Windows Azure HDInsight

In this article, I would like to take you through the steps to run your first Pig script on a...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/16/2013

How to use the Windows Azure Service Management API from cURL to create Virtual Machines

Recently a partner asked me for some simples examples of using the Windows Azure Management API from...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/29/2012

Deploying Ruby on Rails and MongoDB in Windows Azure using the Linux Command-Line Tools (Part 2)

In this second part, we are going to install MongoDB on a separate server, and get our Ruby on Rails...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/12/2012

INVITATION: Windows Azure Open Platform Services (OSS) Summit - Paris, France - Dec 4, 2012

Learn more about how Windows Azure has helped companies realize the true value of the cloud. Windows...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/05/2012

Windows Azure Acceleration Lab – Open Platform Services – Paris, 5th-7th December 2012

Windows Azure is an open and flexible platform that supports running applications written in any...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/05/2012

Deploying Ruby on Rails in Windows Azure using the Linux Command-Line Tools (Part 1)

In this blog post in two parts, I will show you how to deploy a set of Linux Virtual Machines...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 10/16/2012

Running Redis on a CentOS Linux VM in Windows Azure

With the new version of the Windows Azure platform we announced on June 7th, it is now possible to...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 06/08/2012

Using the Windows Azure PHP SDK command-line tools on Linux

No, you are not dreaming, and yes, it works: using the latest version of the PHP SDK for Windows...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/22/2011

Sample command-line utility to enable Storage Analytics on Windows Azure

The Windows Azure Storage team has has recently announced the availability of a widely requested...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 08/11/2011

Accessing Windows Azure Blob Storage using jQuery

Did you know it was possible to access the Windows Azure Blob Storage directly from JavaScript, for...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 08/10/2011

Controlling a Silverlight PivotViewer control from JavaScript with ScriptableMember

The Silverlight PivotViewer control offers a really compelling experience for exploring and sorting...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 07/01/2011

Deploying the Java sample app to Windows Azure using the Starter Kit & Eclipse Plugin

In a previous post, I have presented a little sample Java web application I have written to...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 06/20/2011

Java sample application for Windows Azure

I have published on GitHub the source code for a very simple Java Web application, that includes all...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 06/12/2011

Running the Windows Azure Cmdlets with SDK 1.4

The Windows Azure Management Cmdlets are very useful to manage your hosted services from a...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/06/2011

Ruby Worker Role code sample

I have posted the Visual Studio solution for the basic Ruby Worker Role that I described in my...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 03/31/2011

Deploying Ruby in Windows Azure

You probably know already that the Windows Azure Platform supports many types of technologies; we...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 03/24/2011

Configuring an IIS 7 front-end for Apache Tomcat, using AppCmd.exe

I wanted to automate as much as possible the process of configuring the Apache Tomcat Redirector for...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 03/08/2011

Using Remote Desktop with Windows Azure and SDK 1.3

Since the 1.3 Windows Azure SDK release, you can configure a Remote Desktop connection in order to...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 12/07/2010

WCF Data Services: customizing your OData feeds and making them GeoRSS compliant

Version 4.0 of the .NET Framework brings a good deal of new features to the WCF Data Services module...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 09/07/2010

Using Windows Azure Drive part 2: modifying my application to use the drive

The first thing I did was to split my file access classes into a separate library, so that I could...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/07/2010

New version of Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio, with Page Blobs support

In my last post, I was lamenting the fact that none of the available Azure tools supported the...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 03/01/2010

Using Windows Azure Drive Part 1: migrate your data to the Cloud

This month, we announced the Beta Release of Windows Azure Drive (a.k.a. XDrive), a technology that...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 02/26/2010

Un apercu des interfaces de facturation de Windows Azure

Vous êtes peut-être curieux de savoir à quoi ressemblent les interfaces permettant de suivre la...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 01/14/2010

Retrouvez-moi aux TechDays 2010

Le mois de février est traditionnellement riche en festivités, avec la Chandeleur (le 2), la...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 01/11/2010

SQL Azure sous le capot

Une session de Jeff Currier, Senior Dev Lead. Il y a eu des changements majeurs dans le service...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/19/2009

Montée en charge d’applications Web avec SQL Azure

Une session présentée par David Robinson (après une introduction musicale: “it’s time to change”)...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/19/2009

Construire des applications Windows Azure: Fiabilité et Montée en Charge

Une session présentée par Brian Calder. Ironiquement, une coupure de courant en début de session...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/19/2009

Windows Server AppFabric Caching (ex-“Velocity”)

Une application classique a souvent une architecture à deux niveaux, par exemple Web (ASP.NET) +...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/18/2009

Meilleures pratiques: Windows Azure Tables & Queues

Tables Les PartitionKey sont utilisées pour répartir les données de vos tables sur plusieurs...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/18/2009

Construire des applications Java pour Windows Azure

L’une des annonces majeures pour Windows Azure à mon sens est la possibilité, en plus de .NET et...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/17/2009

Présent et Futur de Windows Azure

Une session présentée par Manuvir Das à la PDC09. Manuvir s’occupe des outils destinés aux...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/17/2009

Notes Twitter de la keynote Jour 1

J’ai utilisé Twitter pour prendre des notes lors de cette keynote très riche en annonces! Voici donc...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/17/2009

Manipuler le Table Storage Windows Azure depuis PowerShell

Lorsqu’on utilise le Table Storage pour stocker et accéder à des données, l’on a souvent besoin de...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/16/2009

Ambiance Azure à la PDC pour les pré-sessions

Histoire de se mettre dans l’ambiance, imaginez que la totalité du centre de conférences est garni...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/16/2009

Mise à jour des Outils Windows Azure pour Visual Studio & du SDK Windows Azure (Novembre 2009)

Juste à temps pour la PDC! Voici une version mise à jour du SDK Windows Azure ainsi que des Outils...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/14/2009

Derniers préparatifs avant la PDC09

Et oui, fraîchement arrivé dans mon rôle d’architecte, j’ai le plaisir et le privilège de partir...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/14/2009

La CTP Novembre de SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio pour gérer SQL Azure

Comme indiqué dans un court billet sur le blog de l’équipe SQL Azure, la CTP Novembre de SQL Server...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/12/2009

Résumé des annonces Windows Azure du 5 novembre

L’heure de la PDC 2009 approchant à grand pas, les annonces se multiplient autour de la plateforme...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/10/2009

Microsoft acquiert Teamprise pour intégrer TFS en environnement Java

Pour démarrer sur le thème Interopérabilité, Microsoft a annoncé aujourd’hui l’acquisition des...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/09/2009

Nouveau job, nouveau blog!

Etant sur le point de rejoindre les équipes de DPE France en tant qu'Architecte, il est temps pour...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 11/09/2009

Do you like Highslide? It’s a pretty neat JavaScript library that allows you to create AJAX...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 04/01/2009

Import your WordPress data into Oxite

Have you tried Oxite yet? Like what you see? Maybe you have a WordPress blog you would like to...

Author: Thomas Conte Date: 12/12/2008

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