Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Migrating an existing WebAPI into Serverless functions!

We have been dabbling with Serverless computing for sometime now . Recently we decided to check if it made sense to convert an existing customer’s WebAPI into a set of serverless functions. The accompanying question was which would be the right stack? AWS Lambda or Azure Functions. We aim to pen down here what were […]

Azure Tip:- WCF WebRole Accessing Table Storage:- SetPublisherAccess error

If you are using a WCF Web Role to access table storage you might come across the following error SetConfigurationSettingPublisher needs to be called before FromConfigurationSetting can be used The following steps can help you 1. Ensure you have the Cloud project set up as the start up project 2. Ensure you are using the […]

Bulb Flash:- Azure Development Quick Tip!!

Recently we were stumped with the following error while working on an Azure project Error 1 The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters. C:Program FilesMSBuildMicrosoftCloud Service1.0Visual Studio 10.0Microsoft.CloudService.targets 202 5 OrderManagement […]

Bulb Flash:-SQL Azure tip; Firewall rules: allow all incoming IPs during testing and Development!

Before we even show you how , do note that this should be done only during testing of non-critical data which will cause no issues if accessed from unintended applications.. SQL Azure tracks the IP address for the purpose of security . However sometimes during development( and co-development) when you don’t have a static IP, […]

Thinking of moving to the Cloud?

Cennest Technologies is a Microsoft Cloud Essentials Partner with focus on developing new applications/Migrating existing applications to the Cloud. With in-depth knowledge of the framework and practical experience of custom development and live migrations we are aware of the usual bottlenecks you would face while trying to achieve an optimized deployment on Azure Optimized on […]

Microsoft Azure App-Fabric Caching Service Explained!

MIX always comes with a mix of feelings…excitement at the prospect of trying out the new releases and the heartache that comes with trying to understand  “in depth” the new technologies being released…and so starts the “googling..oops binging”,,,blogs,,,videos etc…What does it mean?? How does it impact me?? One such very important release at MIX 2011 […]

The First Few Steps to Building a Claims Based Application

If you’ve been through my earlier blog “An Introduction to the world of claims” you are now familiar with the most frequently used terms in the “Identity world”. Next lets take a generic walkthrough of the basic steps you will go through when you make a Claims Aware/Claims Based/Relying party application Step 1:-  You will […]

Introduction into the world of “Claims”( Windows Identity Foundation & Azure App fabric Access Control!)

Have you been working on a website or an application where you maintain a user database for people coming from different companies/domains ? Someone is responsible for maintaining the consistency of this database? Also you as an application developer are required to write code to check for authorization rights allowing/disallowing visitors to visit only authorized […]

Save some bucks on AWS with these pointers(Part 1)

Are you sure your ISV has kept these simple pointers in mind when deploying your multi-module app on AWS?? Instance Addressing All Amazon EC2 instances are assigned two IP addresses at launch: a private address (RFC 1918) and a public address that are directly mapped to each other through Network Address Translation (NAT). Private addresses […]