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Working with Windows Azure Media Services

Microsoft offers media services as part of its PAAS offerings under the Windows Azure banner. Vipul Patel explores the media service offerings and how developers can use them for their media tasks.

Storing Data in the Cloud

If you are already developing web and mobile applications, it is a common next step to start using data in and from the cloud. In this two part series, you will learn how to setup data in the cloud and use it within an application.

Securing Azure Service Bus and Azure Queuing Messages in .NET

While .NET includes encryption classes there are no instructions for bringing encryption to bear on Azure Messaging services like Service Bus and Azure Queuing. A Pipeline and Envelope architecture is one approach that leads to more reusable code across all Azure Messaging infrastructures.

Building an Azure Queuing Message Pipeline

A developer building messaging solutions with Azure Queuing and Azure Service Bus should follow a Pipeline pattern when processing a significant number of different messages. One approach to building a Pipeline is to layer a message following an Envelope pattern.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.

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