Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

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, […]

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 […]