Using the Microsoft Stack
If you were restricted to only the Microsoft enabled software where would you be? Would you be restricted to SQL Server, Azure SQL Server, Azure Blob Storage or Azure Table Storage as a long ter...
Running LogParser directly on Azure Websites console
(Rakki Muthukumar) I saw some extra traffic on my website last week, and as an old school IIS guy I wanted to run Log Parser against my website logs. In Azure Websites, the traditional IIS logs are st...
Node.js on Azure via Visual Studio and Git
(Jon Gallant) I was just messing around with Node.js Tools for Visual Studio and Azure and ran into a few gotchas while getting everything setup. Hopefully this helps you get going....
All Azure Queues Are Not Equal
Did you know that Microsoft supports two different kinds of queuing in the Azure Platform? You can view a comparison of both at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh767287.aspx.
Message Queues in SQL Followup
Greg writes in as a response to using an SQL Server table as a queue instead of a queuing service. His requirements are simple, and this method works well for them.
Regarding your question a...
Set Up Multiple Azure VM Servers with PowerShell
(Allen White) We recently learned how to set up a Microsoft Azure virtual machine (VM) with SQL Server, but in a "real world" environment, there's a lot more configuration you need to do to set up SQL...
Dealing with Node.js and Microsoft SQL Server: Part-1
(Mihail Mateev) In a series of articles will look at how to use Node.js with some of the most popular products and platforms like SQL Server, MongoDB, Microsoft Azure, how to create applications using...
Linked Servers are Here to Stay
Are you sure linked servers are being deprecated? No, I had equated Linked Servers with Remote Servers when writing the editorial yesterday. Please accept my apologies for the confusion.
Linked Servers Are Going Away
SQL Server supported Linked Servers for years. Now Microsoft is letting us know this capability is going to be deprecated in a future release. When they do stop supporting linked servers, what will...