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Moving legacy app to cloud, technical difficulties

We have a traditional Java app that uses JSF, have a rest api, uses environment variables, and writes heavily to disk (both for caching(ehcache) and for storing-reading data files, logs). Company ...
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Is pubsub pattern suitable for my case?

I'm planning to use pubsub pattern with azure service bus in my logistics application.but I'm confused whether pubsub pattern is suitable for my case. My scenarios: users will subscribe set of ...
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Azure structure required for team

In terms of Microsoft's Azure cloud platform What do a small team of developers within a large company require if they want to be able to deploy and manage web.api, databases etc to azure but have ...
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One Webjob or several

I am writing a web Job that will process messages from Azure Topic Subscriptions. Each message received by the Topic may need additional processing and the Topic Subscription Filters will contain ...
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Azure CloudServices: Having more than just staging and production slots?

We're using Azure Cloud Services and would like to have a workflow where deployments flow as Cloud Service #1: testing/QA => staging => production Currently Azure Cloud Services only have ...
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Bi-directionally synchronize/mirror folders over the internet

I am programming on the C# stack, but I have next to none Azure experience. We have several customers who have various processing needs on data files that reside at the customers computers. We want ...
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DB migration and Azure deployment slots

I'm planning to push a new web application to an Azure Web App Service (former Azure Website). I'd like to make use of the deployment slots to be able to test my deployment before pushing it to ...
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Best Azure Solution for Complex Search Index

I need to perform quick searches against a combination of tags while including date ranges: Example: Users who have requested notifications who did not respond to a notification sent at least 3 ...
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Is using partial classes for supporting multiple versions of data entities for continuous delivery scenarios a bad idea?

When you want to have continuous delivery any data schemas that you have must support multiple versions of your application at the same time (as you may have multiple version deployed when new ...
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How to build notification system in Azure

I have a system running in Azure that accepts messages via a REST endpoint. The customer has a certain number of devices that send some data for example temperature and we present this data in a web ...
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Azure BLOB grained access

I have a standalone WPF desktop application which gathers data from Digital-to-Analog converter boards, computes, analyzes this data and then it creates binary files (proprietary format) with the ...
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Directly query database vs. Using web service

I'm a junior programmer, am working on a WPF application that will deploy to ~50 users. We basically are streamlining all of his charting/tracking of client data. Each user will probably make about ...
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Securing an Azure Service Bus topic and subscriptions

We are working on a solution that will publish messages on an Azure Service Bus topic but we don't know yet which other team or even third party might be interested in subscribing to those messages in ...
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Correct pattern for Worker Processes involving Queues & Tables

Edit: OK, so, people said it is unclear what I am asking. I am asking for feedback on this design. Here is an example user story: As a group admin on the website I want to be notified when a user in ...
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Azure Active Directory

I am developing a suite of applications that will be hosted in Azure. Some apps will be for customer use (not public tho, i.e. invited/paid up customers) and some for internal employees. For ...
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Log with Application Insights only (NLog vs AI) in Asp MVC

I was going through several blog posts and stackoverflow and programmers and I am still a bit confused. You can install NLog (or some other logging lib) and start logging quite fast and then you can ...
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Questions about developing for azure

We currently have a .Net MVC web app with a SQL server back-end database and two web services that perform periodically some computing tasks in the database. I am thinking of packaging this app for ...
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How many Topics (queues) to practically use in an ESB

In all the Service Bus examples and tutorials I've seen, they cover publishing a single message to a single Topic that is picked up by a single listening Subscriber. Whilst this is good for a simple ...
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in multi-tenant systems what is the correct practice for segregating each tenants data from each other?

I am a first-time azure developer and I am taking over a single-tenant cloud system and have been tasked with converting the system to multi-tenant. What is the correct practice to separate each ...
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Mechanism for showing AAD usernames to other users?

I have a multi-tenant web application that authenticates against Azure Active Directory and allows users to modify content. What is the appropriate way for me to display the name of the last person ...
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Azure ServiceBus Queue: Consumer Application

I am running a .net MVC4 web application. I want to be able to hit an action on a controller, create an email and send it to my service bus queue to be processed (sent). What are my options as far ...
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Azure Webjob Creation and workflow management

I am attempting to create a long running job to be used in Azure. I would like to be able to run multiple instances of this job if I needed it. I was thinking of seperating the primary functionality ...
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Where is the best place to store users' profile pictures?

I run a website that is hosted on Microsoft Azure and I'd like to store users' profile pictures. Which storage solution would be better ? I'm aware of a few ways to do so : Store images as blobs in ...
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How to design a database schema for a multi-user To-Do application in Azure?

I want to create a windows 10 universal to-do app with offline sync capability. So I checked out this tutorial which helped me to get started on the offline functionality. But I was wondering how ...
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Best Practice for relating an Azure Active Directory user with Entity Framework

I'm creating an ASP.NET application that uses Azure Active Directory to Authenticate users. When using Entity Framework for the models what would be the best way to have an entity related to a ...
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Replacing connection strings and app settings during TFS build

A little background first: where I work we maintain about 40 .NET applications of varying size. These apps share many secrets (account credentials, connection strings, etc.) in configuration files. ...
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ASP MVC Performance Analysis in Azure

I have a web application based on asp net boilerplate using EF6. The site is in it's finishing phase and I'm trying to tweak the performance to the best of my abilities. I was able to reduce the ...
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How do I better manage my Service Bus Quotas in Azure?

I'm trying to determine how best to accomplish the following scenario using the Azure Service Bus. I have millions of devices (desktop software, mobile phone apps, etc) that need to have messages sent ...
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Active Directory Federation for multi tenant application

For AD Federation in a multi-tenant environment- My research so far with Azure, tells me that the onpremise AD needs to be integrated with the cloud AD. Are there any cons/ security concerns with ...
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Most efficient way of saving images and sending them to client browser

I'm building an app where users list items for sale and they can include up to five photos for each item. I'm using Azure Blob storage for storing the images. In my app, I'll be displaying these ...
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How does this kind of application and DDD relate?

In Domain-Driven Design the application is divided, as I understand, into four layers: Presentation Layer Application Layer Domain Layer Infrastructure Layer I understand this well, for instance, ...
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Is cloud computing just a way of renting resources?

The company I work at recently hosted a web service in Windows Azure and announced that. Now trade online magazines say lots of meaningless stuff like "company X moves to the cloud", "company X drops ...
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Updating ip address for custom domain [closed]

I'm looking to transfer the ipaddress for my site from one ip address to another. Reading through the Register.com documentation it says that it may take awhile for the DNS changes to replicate/...
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Caching Strategy: WCF Buffer pooling and size

I am currently trying to understand the best configuration for caching. I am using Azure In-Role caching (currently Colocated, but Dedicated at a later point) in a Web Api 2 application in .NET 4.5.1....
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Run WebAPI on Azures free web site

Just a quick question. I see that Azure have an offering where you can host 10 websites for free? Is it possible to use this to host some WebAPI projects instead of a conventional website? ...
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ZeroMQ and Majordomo protocol

I am learning ZeroMQ and came across the Majordomo Protocol. I am wondering if I'm understanding this correctly, is the use case the same as.. for example.. the Microsoft Azure AppFabric service? ...
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Git-based storage and publishing, infrastructure advice

I wanted to get some advice on moving a system to "the cloud" ... specifically, I'm looking to move into some of Windows Azure's managed services, as right now I'm managing a VM. Basically, the system ...
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Scaling Azure across subscriptions

I've been doing a lot of work with VMs recently and can see the massive advantages of the platform. It's my understanding that subscriptions are a very good way of managing your clients. For example ...
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Best practices for caching search queries

I am trying to improve performance of my ASP.net Web Api by adding a data cache but I am not sure how exactly to go about it as it seems to be more complex than most caching scenarios. An example is I ...
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Large invoice database structure and rendering

Our client has a MS SQL database that has 1 million customer invoice records in it. Using the database, our client wants its customers to be able to log into a frontend web site and then be able to ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Purpose of the csx folder in Azure projects?

I'm fairly new to Azure but I noticed that Visual Studio auto-creates the following folders (among others) ... /<nameOfAzureProject>/bin /<nameOfAzureProject>/obj /<nameOfAzureProject&...
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Switching between Azure Mobile Services vs my own implementation. Will UIDs change?

I'm looking at Azure Mobile Services, particularly the Authentication part (which I believe relies exclusively on OAUTH 1 or 2). I want to make sure that my application isn't tightly coupled to the ...
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Asynchronously returning a hierarchal data using .NET TPL… what should my return object “look” like?

I want to use the .NET TPL to asynchronously do a DIR /S and search each subdirectory on a hard drive, and want to search for a word in each file... what should my API look like? In this scenario I ...
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Running SQL Server Express on Micro/Extra Small VM

I'm exploring options for running a small cloud Windows Server (either AWS EC2 Micro or Azure Extra Small). The server won't be hit very hard, but I need to run a simple relational database, which I'...
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JSON object and storage of nosql

I have read Would a NoSQL DB be more efficient than a relational DB for storing JSON objects? and am building a small test project in Asp.Net. I have a webapi up in Azure. It returns a List<Company&...
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What is the proper and easy way to move a LocalDB to Azure using code first ?

The only way I could figure how to do it was create the schema on the localDB with code first and then manually change the database string to Azure and then run the code on Azure.. But that only ...
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Issue deploying Asp.Net MVC 4 website to Azure [closed]

How do you deploy your website in Azure so that it looks exactly like when you run it in your localhost? This is a very simple website that I created following the ASP.NET MVC4 tutorials. However, I ...
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Is it good practice for Azure applications to self-administrate?

In a lot of examples for the Azure platform I'm seeing a lot of self-administration happening: an application will test for the presence of an external system such as a queue or database and create ...
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Testing UI for azure web app on iPad

I am working on debugging my mobile application. There is a specific requirement/issue that I am having related to a drag and drop touch interface on an iPad. I am at the trial and error phase of ...