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Differences Between an Azure Web Role and an ASP.NET Project [FAQ]

An Azure Web Role is very similar to the traditional ASP.NET project. However there are three differences in the default setup: In an Azure Web Role, references are added to 3 assemblies. ...

Introduction to Table Storage in Windows and SQL Azure

In addition to SQL Azure, Windows Azure features four persistent storage forms Tables, Queues , Blobs and Drives. In this article we will focus on Tables. Table Storage Tables are a ...

Connect to a SQL Azure Database Using SQLCMD or SSMS

As at launch in January 2010 SSMS can connect to SQL Azure, but the object browser does not work. Ensure that you have setup the SQL Azure firewall to allow your IP to connect to ...

CRUD operation on Azure Table Part I

In this article, I will show you how we can perform CRUD operation on AZURE table.  This article is divided into two parts.  In part 1, I am using local development fabric and storage. ...

Cloud Computing, SOA and Windows Azure – Part 2

Windows Azure Platform Overview The Windows Azure platform is an Internet-scale cloud computing services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers. Windows tools provide functionality ...

What is SQL Azure Database?

This video provides an overview of Microsoft SQL Azure, a part of the Windows Azure Platform, Microsoft’s cloud computing offering. It explains why you should care about SQL ...

SQL Azure Performance – Query Optimization

SQL Azure Performance Tuning is a much tougher task than SQL Server, – SQL Azure lacks some of the basic tools available to SQL Server DBA’s. There really isn’t too much to do ...

What you need to know about Windows Azure services

Microsoft is famous for saying it’s "all in" with cloud computing, and for developers, there’s been a lot of information, code and features to sink their teeth into. But ...

SQL Azure Limitations and Supported Features

Even though SQL Azure is based on SQL Server, it includes some limitations because of its Internetavailability and cloud deployment. When you use SQL Server on-premises, the tools and ...

Azure CDN (Content Delivery Network) In Your App

The Windows Azure CDN is a convenient way for application developers to minimize latency that geographically dispersed application users will experience. As of  as of February 2010, ...