# Sunday, 07 October 2012

 

Windows Azure Service Bus

Windows Azure Service Bus, WASB, has been around for quite a while already but I just noticed that it appeared now as well in the Preview portal which is cool. It shows off the continued investment by the Microsoft teams to port all of the goodness that Windows Azure provides to the renewed portal instead of keeping it in the old Silverlight based one. I sure do hope soon all, and of course new, features are all ported over and we can make use of the new portal entirely without having to switch back and forth each time.

Some screenshots:

servicebus02

servicebus03

 

Admins and co-admins

Also new in the portal is the fact that one can now create new co-admins for a subscription. That means less round trips to the old portal as well!

portalsettingscoadmin

 

Import a saved database from BLOB storage

A new addition is the ability to import a saved database from BLOB storage.

portalsqldatabaseimport

Grz, Kris.

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# Monday, 09 July 2012

The cloud is everywhere and now also in book format. I just noticed that Microsoft has put a couple of free books available about:

WindowsAzurePrescriptiveGuidance
Windows Azure Prescriptive Guidance provides you with some of the best practices and recommendations for working with the Windows Azure platform. Categories cover planning, designing, developing, and managing a variety of different types of Windows Azure applications, including mobile, enterprise, and consumer-based applications. It also provides guidance for developers using non-.NET applications, libraries, and stacks with Windows Azure.

E-book publication date: May 2012
422 pages
EPUB| MOBI| PDF| Source content

WindowsAzureServiceBusReference

The Windows Azure Service Bus provides a hosted, secure, and widely available infrastructure for widespread communication, large-scale event distribution, naming, and service publishing. The Service Bus provides connectivity options for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and other service endpoints – including REST endpoints -- that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach. Endpoints can be located behind network address translation (NAT) boundaries, or bound to frequently-changing, dynamically-assigned IP addresses, or both.

E-book publication date: May 2012
260 pages
EPUB| MOBI| PDF| Source content

If you’re interested in more, lots more, of such free ebooks be sure to checkout: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11608.e-book-gallery-for-microsoft-technologies.aspx.

Grz, Kris.

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