Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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]

Windows Azure Scheduler Service – Part II: Managing Cloud Services

In the previous post about Windows Azure Scheduler Service, we talked about some of the basic concepts. From this post, we will start digging deep into various components of this service and will focus on managing these components using REST API. As … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure Scheduler Service – Part I: Introduction

Recently Windows Azure announced a new Scheduler Service in preview. In this blog post, we will talk about some basic stuff to get you started. In the subsequent posts, we will drill down into more details. What Let’s first talk about what … [Continue reading]

A New Version Of Windows Azure Service Management API Is Available with Delete Specific Role Instances and More Goodies

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Yesterday, while answering a question on Stack Overflow I came to know about the availability of some new features in Windows Azure Service Management API. This blog post will summarize some of those changes and will show some code to perform these … [Continue reading]

Cynapta – A New Beginning

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It’s been 6 months since I started Cynapta so I thought I will share with you about what I have been up to for last 6 months and some more details about Cynapta and what we have been doing there. Cynapta – What’s that? Well, Cynapta is … [Continue reading]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API In Java

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I have written some blog posts about consuming Windows Azure Service Management API using C#. I have been quite active on StackOverflow trying to answer some questions about Windows Azure. Recently I observed a number of questions there asking for … [Continue reading]

Backup WordPress Site to Windows Azure Storage using “BackupToAzure” Plugin

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It gives me great pleasure to announce “BackupToAzure” plugin for WordPress. This plugin will allow you to take a full backup of your existing WordPress site to Windows Azure Storage. The plugin is free and is open source!!! Download the plugin from … [Continue reading]

Making Windows Azure Caching Work in Compute Emulator

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Recently I was working on a project where we wanted to use In-Role Windows Azure Caching. We ran into a number of issues while making it work. In this blog post, I will share that experience. Shorter Version (Tl;dr;) Three Two things you … [Continue reading]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API from Web/Worker Role–The Easy Way

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Recently I read a blog post about consuming Windows Azure Service Management API from Web/Worker Role. You can read that post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asgoyal/archive/2013/07/23/consuming-service-management-api-from-web-worker-role.aspx. Upon … [Continue reading]