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OakLeaf Live Windows Azure Applications: Azure Tables and SQL Azure Reporting Services Demos

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Following are reduced versions of ~1,024 x 768-pixel screen captures of my two live Windows Azure demonstration applications that currently run in Microsoft’s South Central US (San Antonio, TX) data center. Click the images for full-size versions: Figure 1. I believe the first OakLeaf Windows Azure demo app of August 2009 is the oldest continuously running Windows Azure application. It was featured in my Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform book for Wiley/Wrox, which was the first book published about Windows Azure. It hit the shelves in October 2009, just before
Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2009. The app has run two instances since mid-2011 and is the source of data for my Figure 2. I added this SQL Azure Reporting Services (SARS) demo app in October 2011 after the PASS conference. The Walkthrough link leads to my PASS Summit: SQL Azure Reporting Services Preview and Management Portal Walkthrough - Part 1 post of 10/22/2011. Figure 3. Scroll down to display 2-D and 3-D pie charts of top Adventure Works customers’ purchases. ...(Read whole news on source site)

SkipWhile Method in Linq

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I have been playing around linq and I have found great method call SkipWhile method.  SkipWhile methods skips particular element which matches condition in predicate this can be use full in condition where we need to skip elements on particular condition. So let’s take some example. I have written following console application code. using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; namespace Linq { class Program { static void Main(string[] args) {
string[] names = { "Jalpesh", "Jayesh", "Tushar", "Tejas", "Sanjay", "Nijesh" }; foreach(var name in names.SkipWhile(s=>s.ToLower().StartsWith("j"))) { Console.WriteLine(name); } } } } In the above code I have created a array of string called names and I want to skip names starts with letter...(Read whole news on source site)

Automating the generation of service certificates in Windows Azure

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I was prompted to write this having seen some of the implementations of the generation of service certificates online. Some poor explanations so I though I’d plug the gap. First let us cover some definitions. We interact with our subscription through a management certificate. The management certificate needs to be uploaded to the subscription through [...]

Try SilkPerformer: Enterprise Performance Testing

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Resource Center - SD Times: Software Development News:

SilkPerformer makes it possible to create powerful, realistic load tests for thousands of users running business scenarios across a broad range of enterprise application environments including the latest web 2.0 technologies. Unlike point product load testing solutions, SilkPerformer also includes diagnostics to help identify and resolve performance and scalability bottlenecks and a cloud based offering for simulating massive peak loads.

SilkPerformer is used by organizations that want to
ensure their applications will be able to perform under peak loads. It simulates user load on business applications to validate performance. If an application fails to perform, SilkPerformer provides visibility and insight into performance behavior and immediately diagnoses the root causes of the problem.


• Industry leading Web 2.0 support: SilkPerformer is the world leader in terms...(Read whole news on source site)

Explain this code: Answers

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The reason this code is useful? Because it allows you to write this sort of code: class Program { private static Collection nums; static void Main(string[] args) { nums.Add(1); Console.WriteLine(nums.Count); } } I was aiming for that, and still this code strikes me as wrong.

SQL Server 2012 Partner Skills and Training Resources Collection for you

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Last month I put up my Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Labs Available To You Online, plus many more SQL Server 2012 resources post here for you that contains a ton of free resources and information for you on Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Last week, I added a few additional resources to that list as well, including things like these as examples: SQL Server Business Insights for SMBs campaign/resources SQL Server 2012 demos on Demo Showcase Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Best Practices Analyzer
Mission Critical Confidence using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – Online course with 9 modules Be sure to utilize your Internal Use Rights as a Microsoft partner Today I am providing you with a new list of resources that you can (and should) utilize as you look to build your skills and readiness around SQL Server 2012: Updated SQL Server 2012 Product Guide Some recommended sessions from the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event ...(Read whole news on source site)

Here comes Windows 8

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   As part of my new work for Telerik, and in preparation for writing a book on Windows 8 XAML programming for APress, I’ve been digging into Win 8.  Rather than waiting for it all to become clear, I’ve decided … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

Using Local Storage with OData on Windows Phone To Reduce Network Bandwidth

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source: By using local database and isolated storage in Windows Phone 7.5, your Windows Phone application can avoid having to make the same expensive calls to the OData service by maintaining a local cache of data from the feed. This sample also features a custom T4 template. Introduction There are several reasons why storing a cache of OData object data on the device is a good idea: Reduced amount of network traffic. This is the most important benefit to caching data locally. Otherwise, every time the app starts it
has to hit the OData feed to load initial data, which is a huge waste of bandwidth for OData feeds that are relatively static. Improved load time. It's much faster to load data from the device than to make an HTTP request to the OData service. App don't need network access to start. When the app is dependent on remote data, it can't really start well without a connection. Puts the user in control. Users can decide on if and when to sync the local data to the...(Read whole news on source site)