Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Managing Storage Emulator in Azure SDK Version 2.3

Yesterday (3rd of April), a new version of Azure SDK (version 2.3) was released. Being an Azure Fanboy :) (and not to mention serious Azure developer) I went ahead and downloaded this new SDK and converted my cloud services project to make use of this latest version of SDK. While doing … [Read more...]

Using Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) in MVC 5 Application Using Visual Studio 2013

It has been a while that I wrote a technical post:). Today I ran into a post on Stack Overflow and that made me write this post. If you have used Visual Studio 2012, you would know how easy it is to implement Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) in your web applications. This is accomplished … [Read more...]

Announcing The Launch Of Cynapta Cloud FileXchange In Public Beta

After 6 months of intense learning and development, I’m pleased to announce the availability of our 1st service Cloud FileXchange (CFX) in public beta today. In this post we’ll talk about what this service is, what it does today and where we’re going with this. I would appreciate if you could try … [Read more...]

Reflections on 2013 & Looking Forward to 2014

First, A Very Happy New Year to all of you. Spoiler Alert: This post is a self-gloating blog post in which I will talk about some of my accomplishments in the past year (or in other words “Tooting my own horn”) so please feel free to stop reading if you're not into such things :). Looking Back … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Storage and Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) – Lets Have Some Fun

Recently Windows Azure Storage introduced a bunch of new changes. I wrote a blog post summarizing these changes which you can read here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/11/28/new-changes-to-windows-azure-storage-a-perfect-thanksgiving-gift/. One of the important changes is the support for Cross-Origin … [Read more...]

New Changes to Windows Azure Storage – A Perfect Thanksgiving Gift

Yesterday Windows Azure Storage announced a number of enhancements to the core service. These enhancements are long awaited and with the way things are implemented, all I can say is that it was worth the wait. In this blog post, we will go over these changes. There are so many changes that if I … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Scheduler Service – Part II: Managing Cloud Services

In the previous post about Windows Azure Scheduler Service, we talked about some of the basic concepts. From this post, we will start digging deep into various components of this service and will focus on managing these components using REST API. As promised in the last post, this and subsequent … [Read more...]

A New Version Of Windows Azure Service Management API Is Available with Delete Specific Role Instances and More Goodies

Yesterday, while answering a question on Stack Overflow I came to know about the availability of some new features in Windows Azure Service Management API. This blog post will summarize some of those changes and will show some code to perform these new operations. Version Number As you know, each … [Read more...]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API In Java

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 consuming this API through Java. Also somebody … [Read more...]

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 WordPress Plugin Directory: … [Read more...]