Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Azure Storage – Shared Access Signature Enhancements

Over the past few months, Azure Storage Team released two major upgrades. Both of these upgrades involve some really interesting new features and improvements. Among these new features and improvements include changes to Shared Access Signature (SAS) functionality. In Cloud Portam SAS plays a really … [Read more...]

Azure Icon Font For Your Web Application

For both Cloud Portam website and application, when it comes to icons we don’t use images. Almost invariably, we use vector icons and icon fonts (like Font Awesome which BTW are very aptly named; they are indeed really-really awesome :)). Where Font Awesome didn’t work for us was icons for Azure … [Read more...]

What’s New In Azure Storage

It’s been a while that I wrote a blog post about Azure Storage :). Earlier this month, Azure Storage Team released a new version of Storage Service and included a lot of awesome goodness! In this blog post, I will try to summarize those. So let’s start! New Storage Service REST API Version / … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part II (Queues & Messages)

Continuing from my previous post about Azure Service Bus, in this post I will share my learning about Queues & Messages. The focus of this post will be about some of the undocumented things I found as we implemented support for Queues and Messages in Cloud Portam. Queues As mentioned in my … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part I (Overview)

Recently we started working on including support for Azure Service Bus in Cloud Portam. Prior to this, I had no experience with this service though it has been around for quite some time and I always wanted to try this out but one thing or another (oh, my stupid excuses :)!) prevented me from doing … [Read more...]

Understanding Azure Premium Storage – A Developer Perspective

As you may already know Azure Premium Storage is the latest offering from Azure Storage which is designed specifically to handle Virtual Machine workloads. A few weeks back we included support for managing Premium Storage in Cloud Portam. There were a few things I learnt during that process and in … [Read more...]

Prarambh 2015 – A Recap

Over the weekend of Feb 20 - 22nd 2015, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur’s Entrepreneurship Cell “Saksham” organized a 32 hour startup challenge event (Prarambh). This was the 2nd time an event like this was organized (and I'm extremely lucky to be a part of both events) and having … [Read more...]

What Startup Founders Can Learn From Ocean’s Eleven Movie

I’m a huge fan of movie Ocean’s Eleven. In fact, I watch this movie every time it comes on TV. For those who don’t know about this movie, in short it is a heist film where George Clooney along with 10 other folks rob three Las Vegas casinos in one night. If you have not seen this movie only thing I … [Read more...]

Azure SDK 2.5 and Cloud Service Diagnostics

Recently Azure team announced the availability of SDK 2.5. You can read the release notes here: One of the major change that was done in this release is related to diagnostics. In this post we will talk about diagnostics changes in the … [Read more...]

Azure Search Service – Some Documented/Undocumented Business Rules

As you may already know, for past 2 weeks we have been implementing support for Azure Search Service in Cloud Portam. We released a newer version yesterday (more on this here). Currently there is no SDK available for this service and we ended up implementing REST API for Azure Search Service. During … [Read more...]