Link Roundup 2015-03-27

By March 27, 2015 links

That image of Sam pretty much sums up my feelings for March. Maybe it was the birthday being thrown in the mix. Maybe it was a barrage of bad news across multiple fronts. Whatever it was, glad to put this one behind me. 

Don’t get me wrong, there was some good mixed in there. I have incredible, thoughtful family and friends. That’s one. I also have a 4 year old niece who recently got a science project assignment on the planets (or one planet in particular). You know there are going to be good times ahead with a family full of juveniles. Not sure if it was a threat or just a statement of fact when my niece told her father that “I’m going to paint Uranus Blue”. Probably a bit of both.

Enjoy this round of articles and always remember to keep Uranus clean. At least until 2620.

How we upgrade a live data center
And no one even knew…

Understanding Delegates in C# for beginners
You. You over there. Do this on my behalf.

The best practices for enterprise security are well known. So why are so few companies implementing them?
“the overall state of computer security at most companies is pathetic.”

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online
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Announcing the new Azure App Service
There’s an Oprah joke here somewhere.

Security guru Bruce Schneier: Your privacy is already gone
“We kill people based on metadata.”

Why Many Programmers Don’t like ASP.NET?
“…other major technology companies, such as Google and Apple, are just as “evil” as Microsoft…”

Polyglot Persistence: Choosing the Right Azure Storage Mix
Well worth the watch.