Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asgoyal/archive/2013/07/23/consuming-service-management-api-from-web-worker-role.aspx. Upon reading the blog post, I found the process a bit … [Read more...]

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: 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 latest SDK with regards to Windows Azure … [Read more...]

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 REMOTE DESKTOP! Once the service is deployed, … [Read more...]

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

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 running, everything worked great. The moment I … [Read more...]

(Some) Best Practices for Building Windows Azure Cloud Applications

In this blog post, I will talk about some of the best practices for building cloud applications. I started working on it as a presentation for a conference however that didn’t work out thus this blog post. Please note that these are some of the best practices I think one can follow while building … [Read more...]