Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Windows Azure Media Service-Part III (Managing Assets via REST API)

UPDATE: I originally posted this blog in October 2012. At that time the REST API service version was 1.0. A few days back, Media Services team released a new version of REST API (version 2.0). There are some changes in version 2.0 over version 1.0 so I decided to update this blog post. In the … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Media Service-Part II (Setup, API and Access Token)

In the previous post about Windows Azure Media Service (Media Service), I provided an introduction to the service as to how I understood it. I also explained some key terms associated with Media Service. You can read this post here: … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Media Service–Part I (Introduction)

Windows Azure Media Service (Media Service) is one of the newest service offering on Windows Azure platform. I haven’t really looked at it till now (thanks to Brent Stineman for pushing me ) and in next few blog posts, I will share my understanding of this service, what it can do for you and how you … [Read more...]

Understanding Windows Azure Diagnostics Costs And Some Ways To Control It

In this blog post, we’ll try to understand the costs associated with Windows Azure Diagnostics (WAD) and some of the things we could do to keep it down. Brief Introduction Let’s take a moment and talk briefly about WAD especially around how the data is stored. If you’re familiar with WAD and … [Read more...]

About Windows Azure Publish Settings File and how to create your own Publish Settings File

In this blog post I’m going to talk about the publish settings file for Windows Azure and how you can create your own publish settings file. Publish Settings File In this section we’re going to talk about publish settings file, how it works, and some observations about using this file. If … [Read more...]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API in a Windows 8 Application

In this blog post, we’re going to talk about how to write a Windows 8 application which consumes Windows Azure Service Management REST API (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460799.aspx). Unlike my other post on Windows 8 and Windows Azure Mobile Service, I’ll try to be less … [Read more...]

Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

UPDATE - 06-DECEMBER-2012 I originally wrote this post in September 2012. Recently at their re:Invent event, Amazon announced reduction in their storage prices by 24-28% (http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/amazon-s3-price-reduction-december-1-2012.html). Yesterday Microsoft announced similar price … [Read more...]

How I Built an “Awesome Chat” application for Windows 8 with Windows Azure Mobile Service

In this blog post, I’m going to talk about how I built a Windows 8 application using Windows Azure Mobile Service. Windows Azure Mobile Service is the newest Windows Azure Services that you can use to provide backend services for your mobile applications (currently Windows 8, more coming soon). You … [Read more...]

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

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 as to why one would want to do this. One possible … [Read more...]

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

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: … [Read more...]

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