Cesar de la Torre

Principal Program Manager at the Azure team.

A few options for Windows Azure Storage Backup & Restore

I just wanted to record a few options I found for Windows Azure Storage backup-restore (I’m not talking about SQL Azure, in this case). If you have any other option for this matter, please tell me and I’ll be happy to update this post. 1) Windows Azure Storage Tables backup and storage: http://tablestoragebackup.codeplex.com/ ...
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Typical issue‘One of the request inputs is not valid’ when Working with the Windows Azure Development Storage

  One of the typical issues is getting the error "One of the request inputs is not valid" that occurs when testing the application with empty tables in development storage. This is because Development Storage currently requires the schema for an entity stored in a table to have been previously defined before you are allowed to query it. ...
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Architects Forum XXVI ‘CloudPower’ – Presentations (Spanish)

As many people asked for it, here you can download the presentations (in Spanish) we delivered yesterday, during the Architects Forum XXVI, regarding the following topics: - CQRS in Windows Azure - Claims based Security and Windows Azure Access Control - Windows Azure AppFabric-Cache - Windows Azure Connect - Windows Azure AppFabric Service ...
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How to fix: Error when deploying Windows Azure App on WA SDK V1.3 – The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state.

  You might get this error (The communication object, System.ServiceModel.Channels.ServiceChannel, cannot be used for communication because it is in the Faulted state.) if your Solution is working under any Source Control manager, like TFS, etc… Not joking… This is the whole exception: You might also see this error in the...
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Using Multiple Administrators WLID on a Windows Azure Subscription

Just a useful tip: When managing your Windows Azure subscriptions it is advantageous to have multiple service administrators manage the Hosted Services, Storage Accounts and CDN on a subscription. When a subscription is purchased through the Microsoft Online Services Portal, the service administrator specified during the subscription process ...
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Handling SQL Azure Connections issues using Entity Framework 4.0

    The underlying platform within SQL Azure consists of many instances of SQL Server, each of which is managed by the SQL Azure fabric. The SQL Azure fabric is a distributed computing system composed of tightly integrated networks, servers, and storage. It enables automatic failover, load balancing, and automatic replication ...

Just released V1.0 of our DDD NLayered Architecture Guide/Book and Sample-App (Free eBook)

[UPDATED - April 2017] - IMPORTANT:  For up-to-date architecture and development guidance using .NET (i.e. .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Docker containers, etc.) including Domain-Driven Design patterns, microservices architectures and other .NET related technologies like Xamarin for mobile apps check this landing page pointing to multiple NEW ...