Category: Azure Storage

  • Beantown .NET Meeting on 6/2/2011: Bill Wilder, "Architecture Patterns for Scaling"

    Hi All – Beantown .NET is going to be meeting Thursday, 6/2/2011.  This month we have Bill Wilder presenting “Architecture Patterns for Scaling (in the cloud or otherwise)”.  As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss.  Please RSVP by email ( by 3pm […]

  • In the news: Got quoted in an article about Windows Azure cost estimation

    I got interviewed a quoted for an article on Windows Azure cost estimation.  One of the key points to remember is that, if your code is deployed to Windows Azure, you’re still getting billed even if it isn’t running. Click here to read the story. -Ben — Looking for training on Windows Azure & Azure […]

  • Generate Identity / Sequence Values from Azure Storage

    If you’re developing a business application, you frequently need to use sequential integers to provide friendly IDs for things.  For example, if you are writing a billing and invoicing application, you’ll probably want to create something like “Invoice Number”.  If you’re using SQL Server or Oracle, this is relatively straightforward – you’ll either use an […]