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Azure PaaS Instance Monitoring

Posted by in Application Development, Azure Best Practices, Custom Development, Windows Azure

Currently monitoring a PaaS instance in Windows Azure through SCOM can be accomplished with the Azure Monitoring Management Pack. This gives you basic availability monitoring for your PaaS instances and the ability...

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Governing Azure PaaS Deployments with RMS

Posted by in Application Development, Azure Best Practices, Custom Development, Windows Azure

An Azure PaaS heavy project I have been working on here at Oakwood recently got to a point where we needed to start automating the entire release workflow, from build to approvals to deployment, and fast. I started...

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Load Performance Testing with Azure

Posted by in Azure Best Practices, Windows Azure

Recently I was given the opportunity to engage in load and performance testing...

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Application development lessons from the 90’s

Posted by in Application Development, Windows Azure

It’s the simple things that make us better. 20 years ago the cutting firms of...

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Why don’t we have a cloud service line?

Posted by in Cloud services

We all like to believe that we’re unique, but Oakwood is similar to many...

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Intelligent apps saves on wasted service costs

Posted by in Application Development, Business Intelligence, Cost Reduction

It’s the simple things that impact our bottom line. To see this, just follow...

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3 clicks, 2 minutes, $1MM in reduced operating costs

Posted by in Application Development, Custom Development

All over the web, TV, & social media we see companies touting the savings...

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But we can’t become an Azure development team! Think of the developers!

Posted by in Application Development, Azure Best Practices, Cloud services, Windows Azure

It’s amazing the number of customers over the years who have told me that...

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Azure for testing & debugging

Posted by in Application Development, Azure Best Practices, Cloud services, Custom Development, Developer Tools, Insights

Recently the team was preparing for the first launch of a massive operations...

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