Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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]

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]