Windows Azure Pack is a great technology but sometimes Microsoft seems to be missing the complexity of providing services to hundreds if not thousands of customers, each of them with different needs. Standardization is good but it should provide enough flexibility to manage things in a reasonable way. So here’s the scenario: you deployed WAP and your customer starts to buzz into your server because how good WAP actually is. Rock solid, able to run most demanding websites. Great technology, I said.
However, one of your customers runs over his allotted quota of one of the seventeen metrics you can monitor for your websites. Since your customer didn’t opt for a [...]
A few days ago Microsoft released ASP.NET 5 beta8, the first feature-complete version of its flagship Web framework. A lot of expectations come with this new version, both because Microsoft decided to change ASP.NET down to its basis and because this one will be the first multi-platform release for the technology, allowing developers to run their Web or console applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. However, the new version will also be the first one designed from the ground up for the cloud era and thus adopting all methodologies, technologies and conventions that emerged in past few years. As we detailed in a past article (sorry: Italian language only this time!), ASP.NET 5 [...]