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  • Blog Post: Azure & Dreamspark: Explore the Console in your Azure Web App/Site

    Let’s take a look at the “console” in your Dreamspark Azure Web App. The console has a number of tools that you may not notice initially. Reference: Azure: Quick and Easy way to create a Dreamspark Web App and MySQL, using the Azure Marketplace Discussion: Ok, we used Web...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Quick and Easy way to create a Dreamspark Web App and MySQL, using the Azure Marketplace

    Previous Blog Well in a previous blog I talked about connecting your MySQL database with your Web App, but that was the hard way! I noticed that you can use the Azure Marketplace to quickly build your Web App and MySQL database. I am not sure why I didn’t notice this before, but it is quick...
  • Blog Post: Azure and Dreamspark: Connecting your WebApp to your MySQL database

    Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog The Dreamspark MySQL database is a great opportunity to work with Web Apps, Web Jobs and a database on Azure cloud. This is completely free for students. Source item 1 shows you how to get connected to Dreamspark Azure. Sources: Students: Claim your...
  • Blog Post: WPF project that uses MySql

    Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog If you are like me, MySql is somewhat a strange land, hopefully you will find that the concepts shown in this blog will help you understand how to use databinding, XAML, and MySql. The source file is at the bottom of the blog in case you want to download...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Visual Studio 2013 connection to MySQL

    Previous Related Blog Next Related Blog In my previous post, I discussed the online article that connects to MySQL, it was fairly simple, and so will this blog. We will simply make sure that you are able to connect and use CRUD to implement a simple UI. For some reason Google doesn’t get you...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Using C# to connect to a locally hosted MySQL Database

    Next Blog With a little regret, I think that the C#, .NET, Entity Framework, MySQL object and so forth need to be discussed. When I attempted to implement a connection to a MySQL I found out that the path was not all that obvious to me. In case you are like me, this article might be of interest. If...
  • Blog Post: Azure: ARRAffinity makes affinity cookies!

    Sources: Disabling ARR’s Instance Affinity in Windows Azure Web Sites How to get rid of the ARRAffinity cookie with websites? (Has config file, seriously read it and weep.) Affinity Cookies sound delicious, maybe turkey bacon with chocolate or something. But no, Affinity Cookies...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Machine Learning using Python

    Python, like many languages doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Frankly, I have been disrespectful of Python for a number of years.  But I have changed my mind, especially now that I am using the Azure Machine Language tool.  The Azure Machine Language tool supports both “R” language...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Dreamspark Azure, decent offering by Microsoft

    Hey I have been checking out this Dreamspark Azure offer, and not sure how it compares to the other companies, but it’s cool. There is no credit card, no your webapp doesn't work some weird reason. It isn’t much, but since you can keep for as long as you want, consider using it to demonstrate...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Get started with Dreamspark WebApps and MySQL on Azure!

    Looking to demo your skills as a web designer?  AND you are a student with a .EDU account.  Then you can sign up for the Azure Dreamspark starting at http://www.dreamspark.com .  You will need to create a Microsoft Account, which you should do using your SCHOOL email account, NOT your...
  • Blog Post: Azure: How to Auto-Scale your Web Apps (Web Sites)

    Source MVA: http://bit.ly/laparoundazurewebsites Articles: · Scale a Web App (Web Site) in Azure App Service · Azure AutoScale · Previous Blog Overview: You have been implementing your work assignment (see: Problem Statement ). After talking to your boss...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Securing your Web App (Website)

    Sources MVA: http://bit.ly/azurewebapps Articles: http://bit.ly/securewebjobsazure Previous Blog Next Blog Overview After reading this blog you will be able to create a Web App (Web Site) using Visual Studio 2015 and add WebJobs from the same Visual Studio solution (a solution makes...
  • Blog Post: Azure, Raspberry Pi connecting them at low cost

    If you haven’t checked it out, and I am for sure, check out the Connect the dots site, if you have a Raspberry Pi, you really don’t need an Arduino.  Get your Raspberry Pi loaded with the Debian build named Wheezy.  Then try not to waste time on playing around with the Raspberry Pi, MineCraft...
  • Blog Post: Azure and Visual Studio: Changes to the Server Explorer appearance

    Overview As long term users of Visual Studio one learns that the documentation doesn’t always match the appearance of the Visual Studio IDE, and the components in the Visual Studio IDE. But sometimes it can be confusing. To see how the server explorer has changed see the link: http://azure...
  • Blog Post: Azure and Windows 10

    Wow, getting started with Azure, not an easy task. Now there is Windows 10. And Windows 10 on Windows Phone. And Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2+ or Raspberry Tau as I like to think of it. Switching from Windows 8 Store Apps to Windows 10 Store Apps. Do I need some lengthy learning plan, or trim, fast...
  • Blog Post: Azure: Critical comments about MVAs when learning about VMs Part 1

    Critical Comments about the MVAs The Microsoft Virtual Academy courses are a great way to get up to speed in new technologies. And Azure is certainly one of these new fangled technologies. And if you want to get started using Azure, you will waste no time when learning with the MVAs, although MVAs...
  • Blog Post: Error in Fixit Demo: Cannot get Azure subscription ID and thumbprint, urghh

    In case you are working through the excellent book: “Building Cloud Apps with Microsoft Azure”, this is an excellent introduction to the programming and use of Azure.  If you are using the FixIt demo from the Code Gallery , which are the code samples from the free e-Book: Building Real-World Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Error ID: 40650, Cannot move or create server. Subscription <id> will exceed server quota.

    Yep, you look at this and ask yourself, why?  You search the web for a solution.  Nothing seems to come up.  You are desperate enough to maybe reach out to someone for help.  And they don’t know either. Here is the solution, it’s simple otherwise I wouldn’t be able to figure it out...
  • Blog Post: Salesforce and Microsoft! What the HECK is going on

    What’s next, lions and lambs laying together?  Is this the end of the world?  Nope, seriously it’s time to check out Salesforce.com and sign up for a developer account.  Now this isn’t to say that the two clouds are not in completion, Azure versus Heroku, but ignoring that, my attitude...
  • Blog Post: Azure: QuickStarts, Get started with designing cloud based apps

    If you want to prove to yourself that an MSDN subscription is worth the money, then there is no better way than to use the Free Azure Subscription process at Azure.Microsoft.com and get signed up.  At the end of the 30 days, I think you will be pretty certain that the money spend on an MSDN subscription...
  • Blog Post: Cloud: Adding a messagebox to your Powershell

    In case you have a long acting action, you might want to have a message sent to you or a messagebox pop up. Only use the message box when you are preforming testing. Better yet, use logging early and often in your design. This is just an example that I did to show myself, Powershell is just another way...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Azure, Don’t Panic

    The Microsoft Cloud is AWESOME! But how do you get started in figuring out how to get started. This has been a big question for me, like Douglas Adam, the Author of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” says about space: “Space…is big”, this also applies to Azure. And...
  • Blog Post: Arduino Netduino: Collecting the sensor data and displaying it using Excel

    In my previous blog: Arduino Netduino- Hall Effect Transistor and Circuit connected to the Arduino   and the blog before the first one (or former): Arduino Netduino- Hall Effect Switches, Keyes 003 Magnetic Sensor   We were able to get the Hall Effect Switch working and to see how we could...
  • Blog Post: Arduino Netduino: What does it cost to use the Microsoft Cloud/Azure Service Bus?

    If you have an MSDN (not MSDNAA or DreamSpark) subscription, then you get the level of support provided by MSDN, it will likely vary so I won’t quote the monthly amount available.  (Ok, it’s $150 per month provided to you for no cost on 6/12/2014.) So here is the cost for messages, and we will be...
  • Blog Post: Free Training for Azure, the Microsoft Cloud! A stunning victory for you!

    Fastest Rapper on Azure Well that was good, right?  Azure is fast and cool. What about training? Here is a good source for Azure training Azure Training Kit <<Link The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content designed to help you learn how to use Windows...
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