Preparing your development environment

so you just build your new isv, you need to prepare your development environement. Nowadays, we have two options to build the development environment. The first one is on premise development environment and the last one is virtualized development environment. In this article, we will discuss when you choose virtualized when you use on premise or when you choose hybrids. On-Premise You should have sufficient infrastructure such as quality notebook, development server and others Your investment will be once in a time (at least until the hardware is broken) Great for ISV that has limited internet connection Good for mission critical application ISV and need hogh performance application on local environment The problem is you should buy a new hardware when you need a striong machine, new software Virtualized You should subscribe and pay the bill monthly for subscribing to Azure for example You need a good and dedicated internet connection since your development environment is in the cloud You have flexibility to use infrastructure as you need and as you go You don’t need to think software license, new hardware, or even upgrading delay. Simple approach, but you should pay the bill monthly Hybrid use the on-premise for local activity such as coding, use the cloud for additional activity such as testing and storing the codes You can work online and offline but you should take care which one that you should work on-premise which one you should cloud You can start with zero investment for SaaS such as Visual Studio Online or Bizspark program (3 years for Azure) You still need investment for software license such us subscribe to MSDN subscription or buy it online.

The Pervasive Cloud “Cloud Anywhere for Anyone”

Sooner or later, you will find your love with the cloud. Even, you don’t want to use the Microsoft Azure, you still use OneDrive or Facebook that use the cloud infrastructure. The term cloud is too expensive for any related information that stored and manipulated to the internet. Today, we will discuss about how the cloud improves our alignment in term of technology and our business. Cloud means anything It started with the shared photo on social media and then a bunch files on DropBox, after that a software package that can running well by connecting and gathering information in the internet. The cloud technology and jargon grows radically and evolutionary. When you speak to your personal assistant like Cortana you will find that he use the cloud for recognizing your voice, when you types a word on Google keyboard, they will store your words to google server and prepare it as words of dictionary. The cloud means anything, even you don’t want to Learn cloud computing is investment Today you will find a great productivity by using the cloud. I remember last time I should copy my source code files to the hosting FTP and it’s take an hour to configure, to upload, and to test. Today, with the Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online, you can put your source codes on DropBox, sync your codes with your team through online TFS, and deploy it automatically to your cloud spaces. Learn cloud computing means a better way to improve your productivity. the focus of a cloud on the consumer side is focus only on your core business not your it infrastructure Delivering best QOS (Quality of Services) of a system or information Increasing your productivity by integrating several services into one single solution If you want to start learning process in the cloud this is the right time! I suggest you to learn cloud computing fundamental certification then stay tune by learning on Microsoft Virtual Academy  The Cloud isn’t cheap but is really valuable You might compare the cloud with the traditional hosting provider. if you do that, please thinks again, you compares apple with watermelon. it’s different things, even hosting is a part of the cloud. Therefore, the cloud is just like all-in-one services meanwhile hosting is just a part of the solution. if you think hosting provider is enough never think to move to the cloud since it still a lot cheaper at least for this year. But someday, when you need scalability and free hassle you will find the cloud is the answer Learn a cloud from the book I found this book is usefull, you should try it out

Scheduled Web Site Backup on Azure

In the past we use sync application like Allway Sync, Cobian, or even FTP to backup our Azure hosted Website. Nowadays, Azure provides you an easy way to backup your website thorugh scheduled or manual backup on their management portal. This post will describe you steps that need to perform to create automatic backup on your website. Login to your Azure Management Portal Click the Website menu on the left side Click the website that you want to backup. click scale menu On the scale menu, change the hosting plan into Standard. Please save the changes Add a services called data services and create Storage Click the backups menu, change the automated backup to ON , select your storage accounts, choose the frequence and hit the save button. The backups will be stored on websitebackup storage container. you can download the backup from the portal. The backup contains your files, configuration and linked resources. If you don’t find your database backup on the zip package, please make sure that the database is already as linked resources. Otherwise, you can also backup use the export feature as i mentioned earlier Cheers, @ridife

Energy means Move to The Cloud Computing

This slide is an introduction about cloud computing in Level 100. The slides will discuss Cloud computing on our daily need Cloud computing needs Windows Azure as a Cloud Computing platform You can read the full slide here Ciao

Understanding Blob Storage on Azure (Video)

Today, I managed daily operation to backup my database into a bacpac file. Bacpac is another version data structure on SQL Server. it is just like .bak on casual SQL Server but more compatible with the SQL Azure. Bacpac in SQL Azure is stored on Blob Storage. Blob (Binary Large Object) is a storage model that support for high capacity files such as multimedia file, document, or even database backup. This Indonesian video will show you the blob storage concept in Windows Azure

Understanding Azure Storage

This video will cover you a basic understanding of Azure Storage. The video is on Indonesian languange.

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