Using Azure Mobile Services to warm-up a website 1

Recently I’ve been working on a website deployed to a shared Website instance on Windows Azure, and some of my testers have said that the site is sometimes really slow to load – in order that the resources are kept to a minimum you’ll find that these websites shutdown after a few minutes inactivity.  A classic ...

A Tale of Two Queues 1

I’m currently architecting a solution for a client that needs to process several hundred thousand notifications over a two-hour period being sent from an internal system to a Windows Azure application. The Azure application is then responsible for notifying users through an appropriate mechanism. With the initial development, this is through push notifications to mobile ...