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Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM

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Cloud service and IM protocol advice, for a backend to group chat mobile app

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Windows Azure vs GAE vs AWS - for process based application

I am writing an application that will crawl web pages and analyze data, and I'm wondering if I can host this as a cloud-based service. The main reason I'm looking at cloud hosting is that users may ...
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Using EC2 instance as main development platform

My problem I am working as a consultant for various companies. Each company provides me with a laptop with their software on and I also have my own, where I have my development environment. I tend to ...