Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Windows Azure Access Control Service, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012: Setting Up Development Environment – Oh My!

Today I started playing with Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) and ran into some issues while making a simple application based on the guide here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/how-to-guides/access-control/. I had to search for a number of things on the Internet to finally … [Read more...]

Building a Simple Task Scheduler in Windows Azure

Often times we need to execute certain tasks repeatedly. In this blog post, we will talk about building a simple task scheduler in Windows Azure. We’ll actually develop a simple task scheduler which will run in a Windows Azure Worker Role. We’ll also discuss some other alternatives available to us … [Read more...]

(Some) Best Practices for Building Windows Azure Cloud Applications

In this blog post, I will talk about some of the best practices for building cloud applications. I started working on it as a presentation for a conference however that didn’t work out thus this blog post. Please note that these are some of the best practices I think one can follow while building … [Read more...]

Got My MVP Award And Things I Did (I Think) To Get This Award

What a way to start new year! Just got the following in my email: This is the 3rd year I got this award. I’m excited, honored, humbled and privileged to be awarded as an MVP and especially proud to be the part of Windows Azure MVP group. Thank you Microsoft!!! Things I Did Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Implementing Retry Policies

Continuing my blog posts about migrating code to make use of storage client library 2.0, in this post I will talk about some changes done in the library for implementing retries in your code. You can read my previous posts on storage client library 2.0 here: … [Read more...]

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Exception Handling

Continuing my blog posts about migrating code to make use of storage client library 2.0, in this post I will talk about some more changes done in the library for handling exceptions. You can read my previous posts on storage client library 2.0 … [Read more...]

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Migrating Blob Storage Code

A few days ago I wrote blog posts about migrating code from storage client library 1.7 to 2.0 to manage Windows Azure Table and Queue Storage. You can read those posts here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/11/17/storage-client-library-2-0-migrating-table-storage-code/ and … [Read more...]

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Migrating Queue Storage Code

A few days ago I wrote a blog post about migrating code from storage client library 1.7 to 2.0 to manage Windows Azure Table Storage. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/11/17/storage-client-library-2-0-migrating-table-storage-code/. In this post, I will talk about migrating … [Read more...]

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Migrating Table Storage Code

Recently with the release of SDK 1.8 for Windows Azure, the Windows Azure Storage Team announced the availability of the next version of storage client library (version 2.0). The new library is significantly different than the previous version and from what I know, it has been written from ground up … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Media Service-Part IV (Managing Access Policies via REST API)

In the last post about Windows Azure Media Service (Media Service), I talked about how you can manage assets using REST API. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/10/10/windows-azure-media-service-part-iii-managing-assets-via-rest-api/. In this post, I’m going to take this … [Read more...]