Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

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: https://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...]

Windows Azure Scheduler Service – Part I: Introduction

Recently Windows Azure announced a new Scheduler Service in preview. In this blog post, we will talk about some basic stuff to get you started. In the subsequent posts, we will drill down into more details. What Let’s first talk about what exactly is this service. As the name suggests, this … [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...]

Cynapta – A New Beginning

It’s been 6 months since I started Cynapta so I thought I will share with you about what I have been up to for last 6 months and some more details about Cynapta and what we have been doing there. Cynapta – What’s that? Well, Cynapta is the name of the new company I founded after … [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...]

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 would need to keep in mind: If the … [Read more...]