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Melbourne Windows Azure Meetup. 25 February 2013 Chris Padgett Development Consultant, Kloud Solutions. Update New Windows Azure PowerShell Update – December 2012 Windows Azure and VM Depot – Better Together Windows Azure Store: New add-ons and expanded availability - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Melbourne Windows Azure Meetup25 February 2013Chris PadgettDevelopment Consultant, Kloud Solutions

UpdateNew Windows Azure PowerShell Update December 2012 Windows Azure and VM Depot Better Together Windows Azure Store: New add-ons and expanded availability Windows Azure Service Bus Push Notification Hubs Backup and Restore to Cloud Simplified in SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 nopCommerce and Windows Azure Web Sites

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Uploading VHDs for onboarding virtual machines is simplerManage ServiceBus Namespaces from the command lineExtreme Scale / pubsub/multicastWindows Azure and VM DepotMicrosoft Open Technologies, Inc.announcedthe availability of VM Depot - the community-driven catalog of open source virtual machine imagesVM Depot launch partners, including Alt Linux, Basho, Bitnami and Hupstream have contributed a number of packages and the number of images published on the site has nearly tripled with new images being uploaded every dayVM Depot is now integrated into the Windows Azure management portal to make using these images even easierWindows Azure Store (preview)The Windows Azure Store makes it incredibly easy for you to discover, purchase, and provision premium add-on services, provided by our partners, for your cloud based applicationsFor example, you can use the Windows Azure Store to easily setup a MongoDB database in secondsThe Windows Azure Store is currently available to customers in 11 markets: US, UK, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, and South KoreaNotification Hubs (preview)Notification Hubs provide an extremely scalable, cross-platform, push notification infrastructure that enables you to efficiently route push notification messages to millions of mobile users and devicesEfficiently routing push notification messages to thousands or millions of mobile users simultaneously is hardIt can scale automatically to target millions of mobile devices without you needing to re-architect your app or implement your own sharding scheme, and will support a pay-only-for-what-you-use billing modelSQL Server Backup and RestoreSQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 includes new functionality that simplifies the backup and restore capability of an on-premises SQL Server database to Windows AzureYou can also restore the backup to a SQL Server Instance running in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine for disaster recovery of your on-premises databaseBackup to Windows Azure Storage is engineered to behave much like a backup device (Disk/Tape)2UpdatenopCommerce and Windows Azure Web SitesWindows Azure VMs (IaaS) general availability getting closerCostsSQL Reporting Services Pricing Update

ReleasedWindows Azure Media ServicesReleasedGuest OS Updates 3.2, 2.14 and 1.22 roll out begun

FebDecreased from $0.88 per hour for every 200 reports to $0.16 per hour for every 30 reportsWindows Azure Media ServicesYou now have everything you need to quickly build great, extremely scalable, end-to-end media solutions for streaming on-demand video to consumers on any deviceHTML5, Flash, Silverlight, Windows 8, iPad, iPhone, Android, Xbox, Windows Phone and other clientsFor example, you can easily build a media service for delivering training videos to employees in your company, stream video content for your web-site, or build a premium video-on-demand service like Hulu or NetflixLast year several broadcasters used Windows Azure Media Services to stream the London 2012 OlympicsGuest OS UpdatesGuest OS 3.x: Compatible with Windows Server 2012 and supports .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5Guest OS 2.x: Compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 and supports .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5Guest OS 3.x: Compatible with Windows Server 2008 SP2 and supports .NET Framework 3.53NewsMicrosoft to offer its 'Drawbridge' virtualization technology on top of its Windows Azure cloud new hosting model, removing the need for the virtual machine?21ViaNet announced that it has started construction of a new data center in the Daxing District of Beijing

Microsoft Azure overtakes Amazon's cloud in performance test - Network World Microsofts Data-Center Tab Tops $15 Billion

News21VianetIt will occupy a gross area of approximately 42,000 sq m (approximately 452,000 sq ft) once fully completedThe first phase of this data centre, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2013, will be capable of hosting more than 3,000 cabinets. At full capacity, the data centre will host a total of over 5,000 cabinets.Mr. Josh Chen, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, We will utilize this data center to power Microsoft's premier commercial cloud services.Data-Center TabAnd in a few months, its set to open a brand new $112 million facility in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Thats where the company is also tinkering with a $5.5 million experiment called the Data Plant: It consists of a portable data center powered by methane harvested from the local sewage plant.4Local News2 new StorSimple positions in local Windows Azure team

February 26 March 3rd CAT team in town

Mahesh Krishnan newest Australian Windows Azure MVP!

Local NewsStorSimpleStorSimple cloud-integrated storage combines primary storage, backup, archive and disaster recovery with cloud integration5Local AuthorsAidan Casey (MYOB) Windows Azure Websites pack a big punch for a small offeringBill Chessnut (Mexia) - Azure Virtual Network Preview (using DrayTek 2830 ADSL2 Router)Greg Low (SQL Down Under) How full is my Windows Azure SQL Database?)Troy Hunt (Pfizer ) ASafaWeb, Excessive Headers and Windows AzureMick Badran (Breeze) Azure: 6 weeks of Azurelet the games begin

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FYIChanges in SQL Database Engine throttling 10th January 2012Throttling has always existed for finite resoucesNow worker thread throttled at a database level

Test, test, test

How to provision a Visual Studio based load test environment on Windows Azure

Windows Azure SQL Database and SQL Server -- Performance and Scalability Compared and Contrasted

Securing Azure Virtual Machines