November, 2008

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My name is David Lemphers, and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA, United States. I'm originally from Australia, so make sure you drop me a line and say g'day mate!

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    My First NFL Game!

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    So on Sunday I was very lucky to watch my first NFL game (Seattle Seahawks), live ! Now, this was a huge experience for me, for although I was born and raised in Australia , at the age of 15, I made the switch from playing Rugby Union for the Melbourne...
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    Windows Azure (a.k.a Red Dog) Explained!

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    From Steve's blog , I just loved the simplicity of this: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2008/11/23/windows-azure-explained-in-145-seconds.aspx Stevo, any chance of seeing a few more editions to the series, I'd love to see similar ones on .NET...
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    Day Job KPI Dashboard!

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    So I caught up with Vikram Bhambri from the Windows Azure team yesterday and we got talking about how to know if your day job was the right job? He told me about a simple "scorecard" approach he used. It is broken into four task categories: Heart: You...
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    Developer Starter Guide for Windows Azure

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    I just saw this on David Murray Miyamasu's blog : http://codedavecode.blogspot.com/2008/11/windows-azure-developer-starter-guide.html It's a guide for developers on getting started with Windows Azure, and walks through the pre-reqs for getting your environment...
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    Azure SDK Samples and Run Elevated!

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    So one of the things you’ll notice on Vista is that when you open your sample projects from the Azure SDKs (any of the Azure SDKs) location under %ProgramFiles% in Visual Studio, if you don’t have VS setup to run elevated (run as Administrator), you’ll...
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    Now That's What I Call A Data Center!

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    Check this out! The world’s most super-designed data center – fit for a James Bond villain I especially love the jungle themed NOC ! Noice! Technorati Tags: Friday Funsies
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    The Origins of Linux - Linus Torvalds Talk

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    I highly recommend this recording of Linus' talk as part of the Computer History Museum series on YouTube. It's an amazing recollection of how the Linux OS came to be, and for any true computer science geek, there is not only heaps of hardcore technical...
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    Azure Services First Steps Guide!

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    Jenny Lo from the .NET Services team has a great post up on how to get your first Azure app up and running. http://blogs.msdn.com/jennylo/archive/2008/11/04/a-step-by-step-guide-from-creating-a-net-services-solution-to-running-the-multicast-sample.aspx...
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    Building A VE Mashup in Windows Azure!

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    So I sat down today to hack out a little mashup using Windows Azure and the great data that is provided by San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) . Now, most Azure developers would be pretty familiar with the Web Role by now, and most mashup developers...
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    Is Azure Driving You Nuts!?…

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    So one of the things I’ve noticed recently as I try and get my leg over all the Azure Services Platform bits, is… it’s hard work! Now, at the risk of sounding like a punce, I find a couple of things hard to swallow with the developer on-ramp process:...
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    I Found An Old, Old, Outlook Form in my new Outlook!

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    So I’ve never come across this before: Now, the fact that I’ve never seen it before is not the fact that caught my attention, it’s that the form clearly hasn’t seen the light of day for some time. If you look at the UI/UX design, it seems to be a carry...
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    PDC 2008 Sessions Now Available on C9!

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    If you weren’t able to make it to PDC 2008 this year, or you did but had session conflicts, then you can check out the recordings of many of the sessions on Channel 9. http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/ For those with an interest in Azure Services Platform...
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