Top 10 things we accomplished in 2016

Takeshi EtoIn keeping with tradition, I’m posting our 2016 Top accomplishments list.

  1. Launched SQL 2016
    Microsoft launched their next version of SQL Server so we made it available for Everleap customers. We introduced both Shared SQL 2016 and Managed SQL 2016 solutions.  Some of the new enhancements include temporal tables, query store, stretch database, and native support for JSON.



Everleap Attends SoCal Code Camp 2016

Calvin WongWe sponsored and attended the 2016 SoCal Code Camp on November 12th. We sponsor Code Camp events all over the country every year, but we always look forward to the SoCal event on the USC campus. It’s one of the few events that are local, so we can get out there to meet new and old friends from the Los Angeles developer community.

Here we are during one of the few quiet moments during speaker sessions.

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Hattan Shobokshi (pictured above in a red t-shirt) organized a great event! Turnout was awesome this year with lots of new faces amongst the several hundred attendees.



Using Auto Heal to Recycle Your Site

Joseph JunA new feature that we’re introducing with Update Rollup 11 for Windows Azure Pack is Auto Heal. Auto Heal is a monitoring tool and certain actions can be automatically taken when a condition is reached. For example, if your site uses 500 MB of memory, Auto Heal can be configured to recycle the application pool.

Let’s take a look at how to configure Auto Heal to recycle your site if it reaches 1 GB of memory usage.



New ICANN Domain Change Rules Take Effect Today

Michael PhillipsWe mentioned previously that on December 1st new ICANN rules are going into effect that change the way some domain contact information changes are processed. Well, here we are, and now we know a bit more about how the changes are going to be handled by our registrar, OpenSRS, so here’s an update.

First, the change affects all “generic top level domains.” Those are domains like .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, etc., and it includes all of the new domain extensions, like .blog, .photo, etc. Country code domains such as .uk, .tv, .co, etc. are not governed by ICANN, so they are not affected.



Everleap Attains Privacy Shield Certification

Takeshi EtoWith the help of our privacy management solutions partner, Truste, I am happy to announce that Everleap has attained Privacy Shield certification.

Privacy Shield FrameworkThe Privacy Shield framework replaces the former Safe Harbor framework that was struck down by an EU court in 2015. Starting in August 2016, the Department of Commerce started accepting certifications under the new Privacy Shield framework.

We believe our efforts are a differentiator and demonstrates our commitment to protecting your privacy. I hope you do too.



Using WebJobs Job Scheduling

Joseph JunJob scheduling is a key feature in computing that we’ve grown to rely on for handling the execution of unattended background tasks. When we originally launched Everleap the technology at the time prevented us from allowing batch processing. The recent Windows Azure Pack update added a feature called WebJobs which allows a script or executable to run as a background task in your web application as part of your site.



Domain Registration and Management Changes Coming December 1st

Michael PhillipsThere are some confusing aspects to domain name registration and maintenance, and unfortunately, some changes are about to be implemented that may well add to that confusion.

On December 1, 2016, new ICANN rules go into effect that create another step when you change the first name, last name, contact email or organization fields for your domain. Doing any of those things will now trigger the “trade process.” Which means those minor ownership information changes will now be treated the same way a domain transfer is treated.



Everleap Sponsors the Dallas GiveCamp 2016

Calvin WongWe sponsored the Dallas GiveCamp again over the first weekend of October by donating free hosting services to the participating charities. GiveCamps are weekend-long events where software developers, designers, analysts, and project managers donate their time to create software and databases for nonprofit organizations. We love working with Patrick Swain at Slalom Consulting, and all the rest of the generous volunteers at the Dallas GiveCamp.

The 2016 charities included:



Iowa Code Camp

Calvin WongIt’s been a big month of events with the Dallas GiveCamp, NYC Code Camp, Columbus Code Camp and Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. This Saturday, October 29th, will be the Iowa Code Camp and we’re sponsoring that too!

Iowa Code Camp

We have much love for the Iowa developer community and this is our fourth year sponsoring the event!



Everleap Sponsors NYC Code Camp 2016

Calvin WongWe are a sponsor of the NYC Code Camp 2016. Held at the new Microsoft Office in Times Square, with over 70 sessions and over 500 attendees, NYC Code Camp is one of the largest Code Camp events in the country. This was their 10th annual event and the NYC developer community is going strong as ever!

NYC Code Camp

We’re very proud to support NYC Code Camp and events like it throughout the country.