Save photo attachments from Gmail into Google+ photo album

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One of the good features of Google+ and Android is the ability to automatically upload photos from my phone. Recently I had some photos taken with my phone that I wanted to supplement with some photos my wife took on her iPhone. I created an album with my photos – nice and easy. My wife emailed me her photos individually. I could see these in my Gmail account – but how to easily combine these additional ones with the album I had already set up? A manual way would have been to download these indi…

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TechEd - Building Robust Windows Azure Applications with P&P Guidance

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This session was presented byMahesh Krishnan from Readify (@MaheshKrishnan) and focused on building robust Windows Azure apps, but in particular the benefits of elasticity. To me one of the most appealing things about cloud based apps is the ability to scale up / down as needed to meet demand, so this session was a good choice. In addition to that Mahesh showed us the application block from the enterprise library for dealing with transient errors.  Scalability Here is a pretty comprehensive au…

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Cloud Computing – Scalability

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One of the great things about cloud computing from my perspective is the concept of scalability – or elasticity. This is the ability to rapidly add more resources to your system as needed. Let’s say you run an online store and for 11 months of the year you can comfortably run your website with only a couple of servers. But you know that every October demand goes crazy and your web servers are overwhelmed. In a traditional world where you host the website on your own gear (or even outsource that)…

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