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OakLeaf Systems



OakLeaf Systems is a Northern California software consulting organization specializing in developing and writing about Windows Azure, Windows Azure SQL Database, Windows Azure SQL Data Sync, Windows Azure SQL Database Federations, Windows Azure Mobile Ser



Updated: 2016-09-28T01:43:33.976-07:00

 



Executing a Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) for Windows Azure VM Remote Desktop Services

2014-01-12T17:13:41.157-08:00

As noted in my earlier Microsoft Finally Licenses Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure Virtual Machines article, last updated 12/17/2013, organizations providing customers access to Windows Applications running on Windows Azure Virtual Machines (WAVMs) via Remote Desktop Services (RDS), with or without RDWeb access, must enter into an indirect Microsoft Service Provider Licensing



Uptime Report for My Live Windows Azure Web Site: December 2013 = 99.95%

2014-01-10T10:40:12.494-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) Android MiniPCs and TVBoxes blog runs WordPress on WebMatrix with Super Cache in Windows Azure Web Site (WAWS) Standard tier instance in Microsoft’s West U.S. (Bay Area) data center and ClearDB’s MySQL database (Venus plan). I converted the site from the Shared Preview to the Standard tier on September 7, 2013 in order to store diagnostic data in Windows Azure blobs instead of the



Uptime Report for my Live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project: December 2013 = 100.00%

2014-01-08T11:05:54.801-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project demo project runs two small Windows Azure Web role compute instances from Microsoft’s South Central US (San Antonio, TX) data center. This report now contains more than two full years of monthly uptime data. Here’s the detailed downtime report from Pingdom for December 2013: Following is the first page of the



Microsoft’s Project Siena Needs a Windows Azure Mobile Services Sample App

2014-01-04T15:10:03.118-08:00

S. “Soma” Somasegar ( @SSomasegar) asserts Microsoft’s new Project Siena is intended for “business experts, business analysts, consultants and other business users with the imagination to conceive an app for today’s mobile devices” in his Project Siena: Enabling Business Users to Create Mobile Apps for the Enterprise post of 12/19/2013 to TechNet’s Project Siena blog. Project Siena’s tagline



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 12/18/2013+

2013-12-31T16:26:15.853-08:00

Top Stories This Week: DH Kass asked “Windows Azure, Office 365, Bing and Xbox Live to gain more processing power?” in a deck for his Microsoft Cloud Bet?: $11M Land Deal for Giant Data Center article of 12/30/2013 for the VarGuy blog in the Windows Azure Infrastructure and DevOps section. Mingfei Yan (@mingfeiy) posted Announcing Windows Azure Media Services .NET SDK Extensions Version



Microsoft Finally Licenses Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

2013-12-27T11:45:23.714-08:00

Contents: Updated 12/27/2013 for how to Setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in Windows Azure: IP Addressing and Creating a Virtual Network from the Petri IT Knowledgebase Updated 12/25/2013 for new Windows Azure Desktop Hosting - Reference Architecture and Deployment Guides updated 10/31/2013 from the MSDN Library Updated 12/24/2013 for links to the Remote Desktop



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 12/11/2013+

2013-12-21T09:16:51.214-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) described Windows Azure: New Scheduler Service, Read-Access Geo Redundant Storage, and Monitoring Updates in a 12/12/2013 post to his ASP.NET blog in the Windows Azure Infrastructure and DevOps section. Joab Jackson (@Joab_Jackson) reported Microsoft launches network of Azure providers in a 12/12/2013 article for NetworkWorld in the Windows



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 12/8/2013+

2013-12-10T14:04:03.588-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Carlos Figueira (@carlos_figueira) explained Application settings in Azure Mobile Services in a 12/9/2013 post in the Windows Azure SQL Database, Federations and Reporting, Mobile Services section. Courtenay Bernier described Multi-Factor Authentication… the simple way in a 12/2/2013 post in the Windows Azure Access Control, Active Directory, and Identity section.



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 12/1/2013+

2013-12-08T13:46:44.353-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Troy Hunt described Working with 154 million records on Azure Table Storage – the story of “Have I been pwned?” on 12/5/2013 in the Windows Azure Blob, Drive, Table, Queue, HDInsight and Media Services section. The Windows Azure Storage Team posted Windows Azure Tables: Introducing JSON on 12/5/2013 in the Windows Azure Blob, Drive, Table, Queue, HDInsight and Media



Uptime Report for my Live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project: November 2013 = 99.99%

2013-12-05T11:21:48.318-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project demo project runs two small Windows Azure Web role compute instances from Microsoft’s South Central US (San Antonio, TX) data center. This report now contains more than two full years of monthly uptime data. Here’s the detailed downtime report from Pingdom for November 2013: Following is the first page of



Uptime Report for My Live Windows Azure Web Site: November 2013 = 99.92%

2013-12-05T11:16:24.878-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) Android MiniPCs and TVBoxes blog runs WordPress on WebMatrix with Super Cache in Windows Azure Web Site (WAWS) Standard tier instance in Microsoft’s West U.S. (Bay Area) data center and ClearDB’s MySQL database (Venus plan). I converted the site from the Shared Preview to the Standard tier on September 7, 2013 in order to store diagnostic data in Windows Azure blobs instead of the



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 11/25/2013+

2013-12-01T09:49:59.092-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Jai Haridas (@jaiharidas) and Brad Calder (@CalderBrad) of the Windows Azure Storage Team reported Windows Azure Storage Release - Introducing CORS, JSON, Minute Metrics, and More on 11/27/2013 in the Windows Azure Blob, Drive, Table, Queue, HDInsight and Media Services section. Erez Benari explained A Records, CNAME and Using DNS with Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS)



Links to My Cloud Computing Tips at TechTarget’s SearchCloudComputing and Other Search… Sites

2013-11-27T16:53:29.155-08:00

I’m a regular contributor of tips and techniques articles for Windows Azure apps development and DevOps strategy to TechTarget’s (@TechTarget) SearchCloudComputing site, and an occasional contributor of articles to their SearchSQLServer and SearchCloudApplications sites. Article require free registration to read in full. The following table lists the topics I’ve covered to date:



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 11/18/2013+

2013-11-24T11:27:27.111-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Steven Martin (@stevemar_msft) and Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) posted Announcing the General Availability of Biz Talk Services, Azure Active Directory and Traffic Manager, and Preview of Azure Active Directory Premium articles to the Windows Azure blog on 11/21/2013 in the Windows Azure Access Control, Active Directory, and Identity section. Brad Anderson (@InTheCloudMSFT)



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 11/11/2013+

2013-11-18T12:01:31.867-08:00

Top Stories This Week: ‡ Brad Anderson (@InTheCloudMSFT) took on Amazon Web Services with his Success with Hybrid Cloud: Why Hybrid? post of 11/14/2013 in the Windows Azure Pack, Hosting, Hyper-V and Private/Hybrid Clouds section. S. “Soma” Somasegar posted Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online to his blog on 11/13/2013 in the Windows Azure Cloud Services, Caching,



Links to My Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Articles for Developer.com

2013-11-13T09:03:02.506-08:00

I’m a contributor to the Cloud category on Internet.com’s Developer.com site. Following are links to my articles to date: Date Title 7/10/2013 Uptime Report for My Live Windows Azure Web Site: June 2013 7/8/2013 Windows Azure Sessions at Microsoft’s Wordwide Partner Conference 2013 6/9/2013 99.58%



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 11/4/2013+

2013-11-10T16:19:25.046-08:00

Top Stories This Week: Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) reported Windows Azure: Import/Export Hard Drives, VM ACLs, Web Sockets, Remote Debugging, Continuous Delivery, New Relic, Billing Alerts and More in an 11/4/2013 post in the Windows Azure Infrastructure and DevOps section. The Windows Azure Team (@WindowsAzure) announced a Scheduler Preview on 11/4/2013 in the Windows Azure Cloud Services,



Uptime Report for My Juneteenth Celebration Windows Azure Shared Website - October 2013: 99.70%

2013-11-05T15:21:55.914-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) Juneteenth Celebration Web site is a static archive of a 1998 blog for Chump Change Records and the Park Place band, which were music organizations headquartered in Oakland, CA during 1988. The archive is a WordPress blog running on a single Windows Azure Web Site instance in Shared mode running in Microsoft’s US West data center. Shared sites don’t qualify for Windows Azure



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 10/28/2013+

2013-11-02T15:32:57.319-07:00

Top Stories This Week: Shayne Burgess (@shayneburgess) reported Windows Azure HDInsight is now Generally Available! on 10/28/2013 in the Windows Azure Blob, Drive, Table, Queue, HDInsight and Media Services section below. Ruppert Koch reported availability of Partitioned Service Bus Queues and Topics on 10/29/2013 in the Windows Azure Service Bus, BizTalk Services and Workflow section below.



Uptime Report for My Live Windows Azure Web Site: October 2013 = 99.63%

2013-10-31T10:55:38.086-07:00

My (@rogerjenn) Android MiniPCs and TVBoxes blog runs WordPress on WebMatrix with Super Cache in Windows Azure Web Site (WAWS) Standard tier instance in Microsoft’s West U.S. (Bay Area) data center and ClearDB’s MySQL database (Venus plan). I converted the site from the Shared Preview to the Standard tier on September 7, 2013 in order to store diagnostic data in Windows Azure blobs instead of the



Uptime Report for my Live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project: October 2013 = 100.00%

2013-11-04T08:23:57.903-08:00

My (@rogerjenn) live OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project demo project runs two small Windows Azure Web role compute instances from Microsoft’s South Central US (San Antonio, TX) data center. This report now contains more than two full years of monthly uptime data. Barbara Darrow (@gigabarb) asserted “Microsoft likes to tout the fact that it runs Windows Azure at data centers



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 10/24/2013+

2013-10-27T15:26:50.136-07:00

Top Stories This Week: Steven Martin (@stevemar_msft) reported Microsoft Acquires Apiphany on 10/23/2013 in the Windows Azure Cloud Services, Caching, APIs, Tools and Test Harnesses section below. Vittorio Bertocci (@vibronet) asserted Securing a Web API with ADFS on WS2012 R2 Got Even Easier on 10/25/2013 in the Windows Azure Access Control, Active Directory, and Identity section.



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 10/21/2013+

2013-10-23T16:18:07.990-07:00

Top Stories This Week: Steven Martin (@stevemar_msft) posted Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2, General Availability for Windows Azure Backup and Preview of Hyper-V Recovery Manager on 10/22/2013 in the Windows Azure Cloud Services, Caching, APIs, Tools and Test Harnesses section (•). Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) blogged Windows Azure: Announcing release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2



Windows Azure and Cloud Computing Posts for 10/14/2013+

2013-10-19T15:54:56.749-07:00

Top Stories This Week: Scott Guthrie (@scottgu) announced general availability of the Windows Azure Pack for free download in the Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, Web Sites, Connect, RDP and CDN section below. Steven Martin (@stevemar_msft) posted Announcing Availability of Windows Server 2012 R2 in Azure Image Gallery & Reduced Instance Pricing for Windows Azure on 10/18



Uptime Report for My Live Windows Azure Web Site: September 2013 = 99.81%

2013-10-16T11:34:35.938-07:00

My (@rogerjenn) Android MiniPCs and TVBoxes blog runs WordPress on WebMatrix with Super Cache in Windows Azure Web Site (WAWS) Standard tier instance in Microsoft’s West U.S. (Bay Area) data center and ClearDB’s MySQL database (Venus plan). I converted the site from the Shared Preview to the Standard tier on September 7, 2013 in order to store diagnostic data in Windows Azure blobs instead of the