Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services: Lessons in Configuring a (Service Bus) Queue Source
An excellent tip by Mark Brimble on how to avoid this trap when integrating Service Bus with MABS.
Azure Service Bus Performance – Http Batch send
One of the easiest ways to increase throughput when using Azure Service Bus is by using the client-side batching feature in the Service Bus protocol (as you can read in our recommendations for increasing throughput). This feature reduces the number of protocol transmissions by batching many messages into one. Note that you will still have many messages in the database.
Service Bus Authentication and Authorization
If you’re working in any MABS development that use the typical LOB Relay pattern, there have been changes associated with the security models for the same.
New Launches/Commercial Information
Microsoft launches Azure cloud in a box
Microsoft is teaming with Dell to create an Azure cloud in a box offering for customers who want to run their own, on-premises datacenters.
Microsoft executives took the wraps off the new offering, known officially as the “Microsoft Cloud Platform System,” during an October 20 event in San Francisco about Microsoft’s cloud futures.
What’s next for Microsoft’s platform as a service?
Microsoft’s Azure team is moving toward remaking the platform as a service part of Azure so that it is more ‘microservice oriented,’ says Mark Russinovich, the Azure Chief Technology Officer
Announcing Azure Event Hubs General Availability
Microsoft Azure’s Event Hubs are the direct result of customer requests and customer feedback, and we are inviting you to try them out today, and to also let us know about your experiences with the product, and the scenarios that you are looking to enable.
Other related products
Microsoft’s fitness band: What kinds of software and services are inside?
We know a lot about Microsoft’s new fitness band, which the company introduced and began selling last week. But what Microsoft didn’t publicly disclose about the Microsoft Band is equally interesting.
Take the operating system inside the Microsoft Band. Although Microsoft did disclose that its band features ARM Cortex M4 MCU processor, the company never mentioned in any of its collateral what the operating system is.
Youth care in the cloud: improving and innovating services
Youth care in the Netherlands is on the verge of major change. QNH’s Bjorn Schmitz discusses how cloud computing can help
AGL jumps on Microsoft Azure Cloud in new Aussie Geo
AGL Energy has jumped on the Azure bandwagon to develop its ‘next generation’ digital platform and is moving its SAP “smartmeter” platform to the new Australian Geo.
Rackspace joins Microsoft’s Windows Azure Pack partner army
Rackspace is now running Microsoft’s Cloud Platform at all of its US data centres.
That platform is a marketing wrapper that contains Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Server with the more recent Azure Pack to spin up and run VM-based clouds.