Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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


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


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


Recently I read a blog post about consuming Windows Azure Service Management API from Web/Worker Role. You can read that post here: Upon … [Continue reading]

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


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


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


A few days ago I wrote a post about newly released Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .Net. You can read that post here: 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


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


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


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!


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]