Before leaping head-first into the cloud, spinning up a few EC2 nodes or Azure web roles, it pays for an existing company with established servers to set up private cloud, virtualise your existing servers, spin up a second e-commerce server to prototype a multi-node solution, and sort out all the snags.… Read more
Team Foundation Service, the hosted TFS service on Azure, together with Visual Studio 11, has now provided much of the functionality that was missing from the previous incarnation of TFS. Bahadir gives a summary of the new features as seen in the test service, and demonstrates why they are so useful for team-based development… Read more
With the recent announcement of the Office 365 public beta, Microsoft has unveiled the next incarnation of their cloud-based services. Lucky for us, Jaap Wesselius has the inside scoop, and gives us everything we need to start using the new platform.… Read more
SQL Azure can take away a great deal of the maintenance work from a hosted database-driven website. It isn't perfect, however, in that it doesn't support the archiving of data by the users. Mike Mooney explains how he customised the solution with SQL Compare and SQL Data Compare to solve the problem of getting local backup copies of database schema and data.
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