Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Archives for January 2013

Windows Azure Access Control Service, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012: Setting Up Development Environment – Oh My!

Today I started playing with Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) and ran into some issues while making a simple application based on the guide here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/how-to-guides/access-control/. I had to search for a number of things on the Internet to finally … [Read more...]

Building a Simple Task Scheduler in Windows Azure

Often times we need to execute certain tasks repeatedly. In this blog post, we will talk about building a simple task scheduler in Windows Azure. We’ll actually develop a simple task scheduler which will run in a Windows Azure Worker Role. We’ll also discuss some other alternatives available to us … [Read more...]

Cerebrata Story – Customer Service

In this blog post, I will share our experience regarding the most important aspect of running a company – customer service. To me, nothing is more important for a company than to providing the best possible customer service. This alone makes or breaks a company. As a side note, personally I don’t … [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...]

Cerebrata Story – Team Management

In this post about my journey with Cerebrata, I will talk about team management (erstwhile known as Human Resource Management or at times in India as Personnel Management). Our team management policies are built around one simple principle: Karma is a bitch! You mess with karma and in time karma … [Read more...]

Got My MVP Award And Things I Did (I Think) To Get This Award

What a way to start new year! Just got the following in my email: This is the 3rd year I got this award. I’m excited, honored, humbled and privileged to be awarded as an MVP and especially proud to be the part of Windows Azure MVP group. Thank you Microsoft!!! Things I Did Here’s what I … [Read more...]

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