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Benchmarking Index Fragmentation With Popular Sequential GUID Algorithms

In a multi-tenant data insert scenario, GUID is a great data type for primary key. Since it is unique globally, you will not need to rely on any range or custom logic. However, if you extend these columns as index, you will end up with frequent index fragmentation and hence bad performance. In this post, […]

Refer azure runbook activity output in PowerShell expression

When you are creating a runbook with multiple activities, often you will encounter the need of referring an activity output in another activity. Thankfully, all the activities in the runbook can refer another activity in the parameter pane. However, when you have a piece of powershell script which needs to use the same, you don’t […]

DIY Home Security Using Kinect, Azure, Windows Phone and Windows 8

Most the people who were in the TechEd 2012 India would have witnessed the cool demo by me and Abhijit Jana made on the opening Keynotes of the event. And now we would like to share how this solution was developed so that you can also build your own.   Background Before we could pitch […]

TechEd India 2012 – Integrating Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect

I am very happy and excited to announce that this TechEd I will be presenting along with my friend Abhijit Jana. We will be presenting a session which will showcase the integration of Windows Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8 Metro and Kinect. For the presentation we have developed a proto solution for Home Security. Well […]

Developer Conference 2011 Hyderabad Contest

Thanks for great response and feedback on our session “Knotting Kinect, Windows Azure and Windows Phone”. As we promised over the session, we are extremely thrilled to announce the contest for all the participants of Developer Conference 2011. We are looking for a good creative application which spawns across the Windows Azure and Windows Phone […]

Knotting Kinect, Windows Azure and Windows Phone Presentation

It was an immense pleasure to have a good time and presentation on the developer conference this time. I am personally exited and very much boosted on the greater enthusiasm you all have shown towards the technology. Me an Abhijit are already working on the contest rules and we will be posting the details by […]

There was an error attaching the debugger to the IIS worker process for url xxx for role instance in Windows Azure

There was an error attaching the debugger to the IIS worker process for url xxx for role instance deployment(xxx).ProjectName.Web_IN_0. Unable to start debugging on the web server. The web server did not respond in a timely manner. This may be because another debugger is already attached to the web server.     This error can haunt you […]

Exception: Value For One Of The Query Parameters Specified In The Request URI Is Invalid at CloudBlockBlob.PutBlock Method

If you are encountering this exception on CloudBlockBlob.PutBlock method, then you might be one of the unfortunate developer who is trying to figure out what went wrong without much support from the exception object. Though there are many reasons for the same, one of the common mistake is the encoding we use. Let me detail […]

Azure Tutorial; Be in cloud (Part 5) [Storage Account – Introduction]

Windows Azure – Storage Now that we have already completed the part of compute, we will now dive into another bigger advantage of the Azure; the storage. This shouldn’t be confused with the hosting space provided by many hosting vendors. Unlike the hosting space, or disk space provided by most of the vendors, this is […]

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