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  1. Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure

    My interest with Artificial Intelligence and specially with machine learning has always kept me searching for finding things that makes this field easy to grasp and understandable for masses. With the emergence of cloud computing and combining the Microsoft enterprise level applications tactfully a right combination has emerged in the form of Machine learning with Azure and that is taking the industry in the rightful direction which was needed by data scientist, BI professionals and DBAs. Until now...
  2. Azure Service Fabric Cluster - Deployment Issues

    On my current project I'm working almost entirely with Azure and I've decided to share some of the gotchas I'm seeing.In this post I'll tackle Azure Service Fabric Cluster deployment issues. I'll go through some of the problems I've seen and solutions that worked for me. Hope this helps people out there.The issue I'm about to share may be considered quite trivial but me and my colleagues did end up spending quite a bit of time on it as we weren't familiar much with Azure Service Fabric Clusters and...
  3. Think about Cloud – the correct way

    Recently I got a question from a friend – what good will moving to cloud give me, will it save my money?Maybe or maybe not – it depends and it depends on how you look at your money/time correlation.Moving to cloud and thinking about saving money first of all is very wrong. Cloud gives you reliability, capacity, high-availability, performance, flexibility, mobility, seamless experience, newest versions of hardware/software… Cloud is your possibility to make your company work better and more efficient....
  4. Howto: Configure Windows Server 2012 for running ASP.Net vNext from nightly dev builds

    Microsoft unvelied ASP.Net vNext in May of this year, and it has been developed heavily ever since. ASP.Net vNext represents the future of ".Net on the Server", so I though tI might prepare this guide for actually getting it up and running on a server (which is not quite as striaght forward as you may expect).Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Centre (Azure instance, A1).The following applies to Windows Azure:Login to the Azure Managemenet Portal (manage.windowsazure.com), click on the Virtual...
  5. Custom site-under-maintenance page on Azure Web Role

    First of all, you shouldn't normally need to take your web role offline. You only need to deploy to staging slot and when it's ready, swap the slots.But you might need to do some database maintenance which needs preventing database changes in order to ensure data integrity. In that case you have two options: either stop the role and let your users face the cruelty of 503 page, or use a cool ASP.NET feature to display a friendly message to your users and assure them you’ll be back soon.Displaying...
  6. Bandwidth is not infinite.

    Cloud storage is great. It’s replicated, distributed across datacentres across the world and is fantastically cheap. One problem seen time and time again is how people update their files (blobs) in their cloud provider of choice. The rest of this paper will describe the problem in detail and ways to avoid it while saving bandwidth, time and most importantly money. Azure Blob Storage is specifically covered in this document but the general logic can be modified for other providers (S3 etc).After a...
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