Report on Community Tech Days Ahmedabad: 11th December 2010

It was a cold December morning but as usual energetic Ahmedabad crowd was there on the venue to attend the full day sessions from various speakers on various latest topics on Microsoft technologies. There were 6 sessions scheduled for the day. And all speakers were veterans (Excluding me) and well known for their ability to … Continue reading Report on Community Tech Days Ahmedabad: 11th December 2010

Connecting from SQL Server 2008 management studio to SQL Azure

In this walkthrough we will see how to connect from Local SQL server management studio to SQL Azure. Follow the below steps. Open SQL Server management studio You will get Connect to server dialog box. Click cancel on that. After cancelling the dialog box click on New Query from left top On clicking New Query, … Continue reading Connecting from SQL Server 2008 management studio to SQL Azure

Upcoming book titled “Pro WCF 4.0” by Nishith Pathak

Title :  Pro WCF 4.0 “Practical Microsoft SOA implementation” Author : Nishith Pathak Publisher : APress USA Expected Release : Jan/Feb 2011 Link : http://apress.com/book/view/9781430233688 About book The release of .NET 4.0 brought a wide range of new functionality to WCF. Developers and Architects with experience using WCF 3.5 or earlier who want to be … Continue reading Upcoming book titled “Pro WCF 4.0” by Nishith Pathak

Creating Firewall rule for SQL Azure

All access to SQL azure is blocked by firewall. By default Database created on SQL Azure is blocked by firewall for the security reason.. Any try to external access or access from any azure application is blocked by firewall.                                                                                          Image taken from MSDN Connecting from Local system When we want to connect SQL Azure … Continue reading Creating Firewall rule for SQL Azure

Setting up the Firewall on local system/computer to connect to SQL Azure

If we want to connect to SQL Azure from local system then we need to create an exception at local firewall for TCP port 1433. Follow the below steps to create Exception on Windows 7 machine Step 1 Click on Start button and then in Search text box type Firewall. Step 2 You will able … Continue reading Setting up the Firewall on local system/computer to connect to SQL Azure