Articles Written by Brian Prince

Cloud Services: Making Sense of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

With the many different types of cloud services available, it is likely that you have seen the terms IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. This article explains what these different terms are and how to pick the right one for you.

Top 7 Tools for Microsoft Azure

Developers always build an ecosystem of small tools and utilities around every platform they love and Microsoft Azure is no different. Take a look at seven great tools to make your cloud computing life a little easier. They range from making it easier to work with your storage accounts, to migrating data, to one that will even help you manage your charges. Spend some time this holiday season sharpening your saw and playing with some new tools.

Microsoft and the Cloud: Year in Review

Through the course of 2010 Microsoft has had three major releases of Microsoft Azure, deployed products in all cloud categories including PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS, signed up over 40 million customers and has been innovating non-stop. In this article we will look at what Microsoft has done in the cloud this past year, and muse on where they might be headed.

Controlling our ClientIDs in ASP.NET 4

How ASP.NET generates the client side name of your web controls can be frustrating. A new feature in ASP.NET 4, called ClientIDMode lets you change how your controls are named. This leads to more easily read and maintained code, as well as lighter HTML...

Scaling With Distributed Cache in Windows Server AppFabric

Caching is an important element for any application serious about performance and scaling. Windows Server AppFabric provides an easy and clean way to cache your data in a highly available and reliable way.

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