Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Works With Me or Works For Me?

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Question: If you’re a supervisor (read Boss), how do you describe your your relationship with your subordinates: Is it “They Work With Me” or is it “They Work For Me”? Also if you’re the subordinate, “Do You Work With Your Boss” or “Do You Work For … [Continue reading]

How to move Windows Azure Virtual Machines from one Subscription to another

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Quite recently I was helping somebody out on MSDN forums with a question about Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS). One thing that came up on that thread is how would one move their VMs from one subscription to another. There could be many reasons … [Continue reading]

How to Copy a Bucket from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

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Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about how you can copy an object (file) from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using improved “Copy Blob” functionality. You can read that post here: … [Continue reading]

How To Copy an Object from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

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Yesterday I wrote a blog post summarizing updates done to Windows Azure Storage. You can read that blog post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/06/13/updates-to-windows-azure-storagesummary-of-new-features/. One of the significant improvement done … [Continue reading]

Updates To Windows Azure Storage–Summary Of New Features

Last week we saw a lot of new features introduced in Windows Azure Platform. We also saw that all of these new features can be accessed either via new and improved Windows Azure Portal or using Service Management REST API … [Continue reading]

Updates to Windows Azure Storage – Reduced Transaction Pricing and Geo Replication

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[UPDATE] This is an updated post. When I initially published the post earlier today, I was under the impression that before yesterday’s announcement you paid lesser price for storage and with geo-replication feature (details below), you would pay a … [Continue reading]

Updates to Windows Azure Service Management REST API

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Today, 7th of June 2012 is a big day for Windows Azure. A lot of new features are coming (IaaS, Support for Non-Windows Operating Systems, Windows Azure Websites etc. etc. [I could go on-and-on with the new features]). Check out Windows Azure website … [Continue reading]

Cerebrata Story-Omega.SDSClient

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So we had a product (Omega.MSSQL) which can be used to manage SQL Server databases through a browser based interface. Around the time I came back to India, Microsoft announced Windows Azure and one of the component there was SQL Data Services (SDS, … [Continue reading]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Google Cloud Storage

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Taking a break from my personal and emotionally charged Cerebrata Story (http://gauravmantri.com/tag/cerebrata/) , I thought it would be nice to write a comparison between Google App Engine storage offerings and Windows Azure Storage offerings as … [Continue reading]

Dear prospective employees, here’s what I ask of you and what you can expect in return

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NYTimes written a nice open letter to Indians Graduates and Post Graduates which touches upon nice things. You can read that article here: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/an-open-letter-to-indias-graduating-classes/. Then there was an … [Continue reading]