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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 (beantown@benday…(Read More)


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 &amp…(Read More)


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…(Read More)


Sorry for the late notice on this but in a few hours I’m going to be participating in a panel discussion at the “NoSQL Live” Boston conference. I’ll be the Microsoft guy on the panel and I’m guessing that I’ll be talking a lot about Windows Azure Storage.  The event runs…(Read More)


We here at Benjamin Day Consulting, Inc have been working on creating a training course for Windows Azure.  Rather than just showing the students how to do basic skills and coding with Windows Azure and Azure Storage, I wanted to be able to make some architectural recommendations and be able to describe the best practices…(Read More)


Beantown .NET is going to be meeting on Thursday, 1/7/2010.  This month we have Jason Haley presenting “Get Started with the Windows Azure SDK”. As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss. It is not required to RSVP for our meetings…(Read More)


Beantown .NET will be meeting on Thursday, 12/3/2009.  We’ve had a minor change in plans and this month we’ll be joining forces with the new Boston Azure User Group http://bostonazure.org/.  (Don’t worry.  We’re working to reschedule Bill Heys’ branching and merging talk for another month.)  This month…(Read More)


I’ve started writing “tips” for SearchWinDevelopment.com on Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Unit Testing.  Look for them to trickle out over the next few months. They’ve posted one that I wrote about making Team Foundation Server Builds work with Windows Azure project.  It’s easy enough to compile Windows Azure projects…(Read More)


I got quoted in InfoWorld last week about Windows Azure Storage and how it relates to typical relational database development.  Here’s the link to the article: “Developing cloud apps: What’s different” by Paul Krill Also, if you haven’t seen it already, shortly after article came out, the SQL Server Data Services (SSDS…(Read More)


I spoke at VSLive San Francisco 2009 last week. Here are the talks that I did and links to download my slides: Eliminate Team Build Headaches with Unit Tests, WiX, and Virtualization You’ve got your application written. The unit tests pass on your machine. It’s time to check in. Now what? What you…(Read More)