January, 2009

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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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    Windows Azure - Sending SMTP Emails!

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    A question popped up today about sending emails from within the Windows Azure environment, specifically using SmtpClient . So, to cover off some basics: The Windows Azure environment itself does not currently provide a SMTP relay or mail relay service...
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    Windows Azure and Web Services!

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    So I've had a couple of questions about hosting web services (SOAP style services in the form of *.aspx pages in a Web Role or *.svc files in the form of WCF services) in Windows Azure, specifically, how to get them to work? Now, as I've mentioned before...
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    Windows Azure Logs!

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    So I've been playing around with the logging capabilities in Windows Azure, and have some thoughts to get down. Firstly, Windows Azure provide provides an object called the RoleManager as part of its Runtime API . With the RoleManager, you can WriteToLog...
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    Windows Azure - Accessing the Request.Url Property!

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    So I've blogged previously about a known issue regarding port translation/mapping in Windows Azure , and today (well, today and a few weeks ago) I came across an interesting side effect of this issue when accessing the Request.Url property within a Windows...
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    Windows Azure SDK on Windows 7 Beta!

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    So with the new release of our SDK and VS Tools and the recent release of Windows 7 Beta , some folks may have tried to run one on the other... Well, in case you have and are wondering why some parts don't work, or in case you haven't and were thinking...
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    Windows Azure Storage - Queues [0]!

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    OK, so let's get stuck into queues ! Queues in the Windows Azure Storage service provide reliable storage and delivery of messages. There is no limit to the number of messages you can have in a queue, however in the current PDC release, any message older...
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    Windows Azure SDK and Tools Refresh!

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    Today we released refreshes to both the Windows Azure SDK and the VS Tools for Windows Azure ! Windows Azure SDK (this has the dev fabric and local storage stuff) VS Tools for Windows Azure (this has the templates and integration functionality to connect...
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    Cya 2008

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    Wow, so it's 5:38pm on Wednesday the 31st of December, 2008, I've just wrapped up some last minute posts and am getting ready to head home. What a year 2008 has been, just thinking back over it, it's been one of the most amazing years of my life. What...
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