Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Uploading Large File By Splitting Into Blocks In Windows Azure Blob Storage Using Windows Azure SDK For PHP

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In this blog post, we will see how you can upload a large blob in blob storage using Windows Azure SDK for PHP. I must state that I don’t know anything about PHP and did this exercise in order to help somebody out on StackOverflow. What helped me in … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure Blob Storage – Dealing With “The specified blob or block content is invalid” Error

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If you’re uploading blobs by splitting blobs into blocks and you get the error - The specified blob or block content is invalid, then this post is for you. Short Version If you’re uploading blobs by splitting blobs into blocks and you get … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure SDK 2.0 For .Net – Taking A Second Look At Windows Azure Diagnostics

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A few days ago I wrote a post about newly released Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .Net. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/04/30/introducing-windows-azure-sdk-2-0-for-net/. In that post I briefly talked about the improvements in the … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure Cloud Services, Extensions and Service Management API – Fun with Remote Desktop

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I want you to try something for me (pretty please with cherry on top ). Fire up Visual Studio, create a simple Windows Azure Cloud Service and then without making any changes just publish that service. When you publish the service, DO NOT ENABLE … [Continue reading]

Introducing Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .Net

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Today Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .Net. You can read more about the announcement in Scott Guthrie’s blog post here: … [Continue reading]

Windows Azure Primer–Basics

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There’re many articles which cover Windows Azure and it’s functionality in great details however I could not find much information when it comes to novice users (or may be I need to brush up on my searching skills ). Anyways, through these series of … [Continue reading]

Moving On – Goodbye Cerebrata, Hello Cynapta!

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Today’s my last day at Cerebrata. Wow!!! It has been an incredible journey for the last 5 years. I vividly remember when around the same time 5 years ago, I told my team in the US about my decision to move back to India to “do my own thing”. I was … [Continue reading]

Uploading Large Files in Windows Azure Blob Storage Using Shared Access Signature, HTML, and JavaScript

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In my last post I talked about Shared Access Signature feature of Windows Azure Storage. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/02/13/revisiting-windows-azure-shared-access-signature/. In this post we’ll put that to some practical … [Continue reading]

Revisiting Windows Azure Shared Access Signature

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In this blog post, we’ll talk about Shared Access Signature (SAS) functionality in Windows Azure. Steve Marx (@smarx) wrote excellent blog posts on the same subject a few years ago which you can read here: … [Continue reading]

Workaround for IIS Express Crashing When Running Windows Azure Cloud Service Web Role with Multiple Instances in Windows Azure SDK 1.8 Compute Emulator

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I ran into this weird issue when developing a very simple Windows Azure Cloud Service Web Role using Windows Azure SDK 1.8. I started off with a basic ASP.Net MVC 4 Web Role with no changes whatsoever. When I tried to debug it with just one instance … [Continue reading]