Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Managing Storage Emulator in Azure SDK Version 2.3

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Yesterday (3rd of April), a new version of Azure SDK (version 2.3) was released. Being an Azure Fanboy :) (and not to mention serious Azure developer) I went ahead and downloaded this new SDK and converted my cloud services project to make use of … [Continue reading]

Using Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) in MVC 5 Application Using Visual Studio 2013

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It has been a while that I wrote a technical post:). Today I ran into a post on Stack Overflow and that made me write this post. If you have used Visual Studio 2012, you would know how easy it is to implement Windows Azure Access Control Service … [Continue reading]

Things I learned from Sanjaya Singhal

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We draw inspiration from people around us. Over the years my thinking process and professional behavior is defined by the behavior of a few individuals. In this post, I will talk about one such great man who has kept on inspiring me for past 20 odd … [Continue reading]

Celebrating The Spirit Of Entrepreneurship: “Prarambh” – A 32 Hour Startup Challenge

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Over this weekend (March 7th – 9th, 2014), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur’s Entrepreneurship Cell “Saksham” organized a 32 hour startup challenge event. The event which was first of its kind in Udaipur was a huge success drawing in over … [Continue reading]

Pulling The Plug On Cloud FileXchange

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We at Cynapta have decided to pull the plug on our Cloud FileXchange service :(. Though the service would be up and running for some time but no new work will be done and over the course of next few days, we will gradually start shutting the service … [Continue reading]

Announcing The Launch Of Cynapta Cloud FileXchange In Public Beta

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After 6 months of intense learning and development, I’m pleased to announce the availability of our 1st service Cloud FileXchange (CFX) in public beta today. In this post we’ll talk about what this service is, what it does today and where we’re going … [Continue reading]

Create Pre Signed URL Using C# for Uploading Large Files In Amazon S3

For a change, this would be a technical post which will not be about Windows Azure :). For the service we are building at Cynapta, we had a requirement where we needed to upload large files using a pure browser based interface. For that we used Query … [Continue reading]

Reflections on 2013 & Looking Forward to 2014

First, A Very Happy New Year to all of you. Spoiler Alert: This post is a self-gloating blog post in which I will talk about some of my accomplishments in the past year (or in other words “Tooting my own horn”) so please feel free to stop reading … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure Storage and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) – Lets Have Some Fun

Recently Windows Azure Storage introduced a bunch of new changes. I wrote a blog post summarizing these changes which you can read here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/11/28/new-changes-to-windows-azure-storage-a-perfect-thanksgiving-gift/. One of the … [Continue reading]

New Changes to Windows Azure Storage – A Perfect Thanksgiving Gift

Yesterday Windows Azure Storage announced a number of enhancements to the core service. These enhancements are long awaited and with the way things are implemented, all I can say is that it was worth the wait. In this blog post, we will go over … [Continue reading]