Monday, April 26, 2010

New features in SQL Azure

An amazing set of new features has been announced recently. These features include:
  • 50 GB Database SKU, available upon request
  • MARS (Multiple Active Result Sets) This is very useful feature, since lots of developers are having issues with connection when using Entity Framework. The EF connection string enables MARS by default and developers are having though times to identify connection errors.
  • Alter rename process for symmetry in renaming databases
You can read more details at SQL Azure team blog:

IIS Compression in Windows Azure is now possible

As by recent blog post from Steve Marx, the Dynamic Compression module is now enabled in Windows Azure. That change is made is March release of Windows Azure Guest OS 1.2

Friday, April 23, 2010

Imagine Cup local finals judge

I am honored to be a judge at local finals of the Imagine Cup Student Competition 2010. I will be part of the jury for the Software Design category.

Good luck to all teams!

May the technology be with you!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Solution to Silverlight Design Time issues in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

I just want to share a blog post from Azure team, where they reveal how to deal with bunch of irritating issues that one would have if developing Silverlight based application for the cloud. You can read the full story here: