Author Archive: Michel Hubert

Performance Tests with Windows Azure

I set up the solution on the Benjamin’s post about “Load testing from Windows Azure“. I just want to add some details about the solution configuration. First, you need to launch Visual Studio with the same user as the RDP user. Second, you need to modify your firewall settings, adding a rule for Visual Studio …

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BizTalk 2010 with SQL Server 2012

  First of all, I know that BizTalk 2010 with SQL Server 2012 is not officially supported but I wanted to test it on a dev machine. The purpose was to set up a POC for a client to connect BizTalk Server with the new version of Master Data Services. So, after installing SQL Server …

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Installing MDS on Windows Server 2012

In order to set up a POC for a client, I’ve installed a new virtual machine with Windows Server 2012. Then I’ve installed SQL Server 2012 to try the new version of “Master Data Services”. When I launched the MDS Configuration Manager, I had the following issue : So I followed the link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=226286. And …

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Billet du jour : Le Cloud Computing, un remède anti-crise ?

La crise que connait l’Europe actuellement est sans précédent. Elle a des impacts sur l’ensemble des secteurs d’activités de manière directe ou indirecte. Les Directions informatiques considérées habituellement comme des centres de coûts ne sont pas épargnées, bien au contraire. Des projets, même stratégiques, sont mis en stand-by, les budgets sont revus à la baisse. …

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WebMatrix 2.0

  I just want to announce WebMatrix 2.0 RTM ! Some features of this version : Open your site directly from Azure and publish to Azure Streamlined OSS app install IntelliSense for all major languages, including ASP.NET, Node.js and PHP An amazing set of new templates in ASP.NET, HTML5, PHP and Node.js Support for mobile emulators …

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BizTalk Server 2010 R2 on the Cloud !

Today, I’ve a good surprise when I was connecting to my Windows Azure Portal. By clicking on the gallery of virtual machines, a new template appears : Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP ! So, now let’s try this to discover this new release of BizTak Server ready for the cloud ! Stay tuned for …

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Windows Azure Training Kit : August

A new update of the Windows Azure Training Kit : August 2012 Update The August 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 41 hands-on labs and 35 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: Added 7 presentations specifically designed for the Windows Azure DevCamps Added 4 presentations for Windows Azure SQL …

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SQL Azure DataSync : tips for optimizing costs

You can reduce your costs by minimizing the data traffic leaving a data center. Locate your SQL Data Sync server in the data center where you have the most data traffic. Locate your sync group hub in the data center to where you have the most data traffic. Synchronize only as often as is required …

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Windows Azure IP Ranges

From some security reasons, you need to know the IP Address used by Windows Azure Datacenters. We can download this list direclty form Microsoft’s website : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29840 The file includes all the IP ranges used by Windows Azure Datacenters. Each section specifies the geographical region and the specific datacenter. You may use these IP Ranges …

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Happy Birthday Windows Azure

 Windows Azure Platform become 2nd anniversary after general availabilty ! And I’m working on Windows Azure since 3 years. Time is really too fast !

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