Building a new tool for personal use which can become commercial later on (so many alternatives already out there in market anyway) where my “My Documents” to be synced with the blob account using sync framework.
I am totally amazed with the amount of work Microsoft did for sync framework, it is really awesome.
Very well done and most problems are just simplified.
Starter blog/code for this is: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazure/Synchronizing-Files-to-a14ecf57
Next: Syncing database to SQL Azure using sync framework (I see lots of work done around this only)
Currently working hard to define multiple Career Paths for better and brighter future
- Professional Track
- Developer/Engineer up to Enterprise Architect
- QA up to Lead QA & QA Architect (mutliple subjects)
- Management Track
- from Tech/Team Lead (Developer Engineer) up to Director
- from Lead QA to QA Manager & QA Director
This should have been done long back but fixing the missing link is much more important now than asking why.
Azure is so powerful and it is increasing its power with new use cases.
I am totally amazed and I see that the game will change completely in 10 years where cloud will be a MUST!
Given that, let’s take a look into some challenges in Azure specifically.
Azure has a nice & simple management portal and it allows to add co-admins which is extremely nice however at the same time it is damn too powerful.
Once you have access, you simply can do anything and so far there is no role based management.
Your team may want to see what is going on Azure and you simply can’t give this access to anyone.
At this exact moment, Management API comes to our help which has all the powers as the management portal but you can simply make a simple website which just gives existing setup to your employees as a read only portal.
Details of the API can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460799.aspx
And one of the most important thing to implement Management API is, the Management Certificate (well, you need some sort of security to give access to the system and can’t really have the password shared anywhere)
Certificates in Azure is an important subject where this article in TechNet explains all details about that: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg607453.aspx
Note: Soon Azure Readonly Portal will be live