Hello, i have been working with C# sockets and servers for quit a while, and now i want to create my server on windows azure but i don't have any knowledge of it so i have the following questions:
1.From where to start?(any good tutorial? with a lot of explanations )
2.Do i need to learn something else, for example "advanced threading" ?
I signed up for the Microsoft Azure 90 Days Introductory Special because my school assignment requires me to use SQL Azure which is only available online(no emulator is available). I got charged for $68 for using 60 million transactions of the Azure Storage in less than 2 weeks. My school assignment is just a fake website for employees to apply for medical leave. Nobody can find this website, using Google or Bing search. And this website only has 3 pages and requires login to do anything. All my classmates did not get charged except me. I want to know if anyone here got a similar experience?
Well, this bad news can be a good thing for me. Because my company is tasking me to evaluate MS Azure: many of our customers are hosting our ASP.NET software themselves, they are asking if we can host it for them so that they can just log in and view the employee attendance. My company sells biometric devices and software. Luckily, I did not yet recommend MS Azure to my company; if the clients found out that they got charged such a big amount for checking employee attendance, I will be asked to leave.
I had a similiar experience. I registered for the trial, set up all the stuff and few days later I was at 90% of the limit in the number of transactions. Thing is, I only did one thing: upload a .txt file to a blob and that's it. Never used the storage from code or from anywhere else for that matter. Luckily because of this I could just delete the whole storage before any charge would apply. Still, something at MS is definetely not working as it should be.
If you have an MSDN account (Premium or Ultimate) Azure is free (with certain restrictions like CPU size). You do still need to insert credit card details but you won't get charged unless you exceed your limits.
If this isn't an option I seem to remember there be some dev utility that simulates the cloud locally on your workstation. I can't remember the name but it does sound familiar I'm sure a quick google would get you the name.
Yes, EC2 does support .NET, but not on the free tier. The cost can be very low if you only run the server for occasional tests, but is similar to a conventional hosted VM if you need it running all the time.
If you are developing it for your purpose then better test it on your Emulator.
It has no more difference than local and server hosting.
It is very good for developer testing. It works same on Azure even.
If you are developing it for your client better ask him an account.
Let me introduce my self here, i am new to this cloud community. I am thinking to developing a small Application in cloud, which is related to Bookmarks and it is completely Freeware, can some one please let me know, where i have to start and what Libraries i have to use in C#.Net and how to get the free space in Cloud..
Being a Freelancer, just want to give some utilities as freeware as my passion. Please some one help me with the following
1. How to get free cloud space
2. Libraries for the same in C#
3. Get started with some samples and implement them with visual studio...