Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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]

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]