BulbFlash:-PayPal IPN and Windows Azure

While working with integrating PayPal with an MVC 3 app hosted on Azure, we just couldn’t get the PayPal IPN notification to work. We were stuck with the following message!! IPN delivery failed. Unable to connect to the specified URL. Please verify the URL and try again. After a lot of brainstorming , tracing, debugging […]

Using InsertOrReplace/InsertOrMerge with the Storage Client!

Trying out the new Replace or Insert option(Upsert) in the Storage Client and can’t get rid of the following error message “"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>rn<error xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/metadata">rn  <code>InvalidHeaderValue</code>rn  <message xml:lang="en-US">The value for one of the HTTP headers is not in the correct format.</message>rn</error>"” The main issue is that the new API is available only in the […]

When Azure Diagnostics just won’t collect your data!!!

Recently realized that while we had happily implemented tracing and diagnostics in our applications , tools like Cerebrata , Azure MMC etc were just not showing any trace data.. We were doing everything by the book and even re-opened the training kit but the trace just won’t get collected. After A LOT of investigation and […]

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 […]