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Mostly Cloudy – Oct 24th, 2014

Current Conditions ☁  OSS in Azure The changes to Microsoft culture in regard to Open Source has been quite dramatic over the last three to four years, and no product or focus at Microsoft shows that off quite like Azure does. The Microsoft Open Tech contributed it’s first bit of code to Java this last

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Azure Blob Storage Part 4: Uploading Large Blobs

This article is one in a series of articles on the Azure Blob Storage service. If you would like to jump to other articles in these series: Part One: Introduction Part Two: Getting Started Part Three: Using the Storage Client Library Part Four: Uploading Large Blobs In the previous article in this series, I showed

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Azure Active Directory Part 1: An Introduction

What Azure Active Directory is (and is not) Azure Active Directory (aka Azure AD) is a fully managed multi-tenant service from Microsoft that offers identity and access capabilities for applications running in Microsoft Azure and for applications running in an on-premises environment. Its name leads some to make incorrect conclusions about what Azure AD really

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Mostly Cloudy – Oct 7th, 2014

Current Conditions ☁  OSS in Azure A couple of news items in the OSS word in Azure this issue. First, the Service Bus Explorer tool which has been a side project for Paolo Salvatori for some time has been made open source on GitHub.  You can find the repository at Second, the folks at

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