Dominic Green

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    UK MSDN Flash – 4th November 2009

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    Last week I had an article featured in the UK MSDN Flash magazine, the article was describing how I have set up your automated builds to deploy to Windows Azure using the recently released management services. The article “Deploying to the Cloud as Part...
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    Increase Productivity – Go Mouse-less

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    As part of the AltNetWorkshop Roy, told all his students in the class to STOP using the mouse when developing in visual studio and instead only use the keyboard and the tools that you have at your disposal. Initially dumping the mouse and using only the...
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    AltNetWorkshop – Test Driven Development

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    Test Driven Development ( TDD ) has always been a subject that I have heard lots about, and thought of as a very idealistic almost academic approach to software development. However, when I heard that Seb over at AltNet was organising a TDD workshop with...
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    Deploying to the Cloud as Part of Your Daily Build

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    I have recently been working on a big Azure application that we have been wanting to deploy to the cloud and test, to make sure that no unexpected bugs occur whilst the application is in the wild and give the opportunity to see how it performs. Now...
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    Microsoft Student Partner – Azure Development 101

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    Last week saw a new intake of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) converge on Microsoft UK, for a 2 day event kicking off the academic year. During the two days the students had various presentations from people all around the business ranging from talks...
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    Azure CTP – Worker Role App.Config

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    A couple of weeks ago I managed to get into a real pickle when trying to run a Azure application after upgrading to the latest CTP. After an hour of furiously checking my code and being convinced it was correct, I gave in and Binged to try and find why...
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    UK Azure Events

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    There are a number of Azure and Cloud Computing events coming up in the UK (mainly based in London) below are a few that I have found: CloudCamp – London 24/09/2009 CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange...
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    Comparing Two Images in C#

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    I’ve recently been doing a bit of work generating images, I have also need to compare the images that I generate with an image that has already exists. I found a number of web sites that suggested the following way of comparing two images, by cycling...
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    CloudCamp - London

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    CloudCamp London #5 24th September 2009 Microsoft Offices, Victoria http://cloudcamplondon5.eventbrite.com/   CloudCamp seems like a great opportunity for any budding Cloud developers to get together and share idea’s, war stories and not to forget...
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    Steve Marx explains “What is Windows Azure?”

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    One of the questions that is still being asked by people both within the tech industry and outside is “What is Windows Azure?” to answer this question Steve Marx a Microsoftie who works on Windows Azure has put together this great hand drawn video. This...
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    AzureTrace … managing all your Azure Logging Needs

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    One of the best practices when creating an application on top of the Azure Service Platform is to constantly log your applications activity. This is so that when a worker role inevitably goes down (and it will) you will be view output in your log files...
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    Me + IE8 + Tesco = Fajita Night

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    Going shopping has just been make a lot easier by the Tesco's IE8 Accelerator , so to explain how easy this made shopping @markjo , @marcholmes and @will_coleman headed off to document the experience :p Hopefully, more videos will be whizzing their way...
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    Netbook + Tablet = Epic Win!

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    On a normal Saturday I would normally end up recovering from a hangover walking around the local shops in Reading, looking at all the cool gadgets that I could buy, cameras, TVs, laptops all the standard geek gear. However, when ever I get to the computer...
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    Visual Studio Command Prompt via PowerShell

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      Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been wanting to get into playing with some PowerShell for scripting and replacing the old trust cmd (the old DOS prompt is soo Win3.5 :p ).   It wasn't until I admitted this dirty little secret of mine to...
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    5 Minutes into the First Quarter

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    Great Channel 9 video featuring Amitabh Srivastava the VP for Windows Azure, talking about Azure, the cloud, cloud services, developing for the cloud and some insights into what's in store for the future. My favourite quote from this hour long dive into...
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    MACH Istanbul - Winter School 2009

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    Microsoft Academy for Collage Hires is Microsoft’s global graduate scheme designed to take the best University graduates from around the world and fast track them into the world of Microsoft’s sales, marketing and service organisations. The EMEA graduates...
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    WCF using interfaces in method signatures.

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    Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing some WCF development and have been using WCF KnownTypes and ServiceKnownTypes to support inheritance and the use of interfaces when creating web services. Using the KnownType and ServiceKnownTypes attribute...
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    deCast: Azure Web Casts on Channel 9

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    Rob Bagby has started out a multipart series of Azure web casts on channel 9, which will hopefully give some real insight into the world of Windows Azure from setting up your machine right through to creating scalable applications using the Azure storage...
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    Azure PST – UTC

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    Just been announced that Windows Azure will be making a leap from using Pacific Standard Time and using Co-Ordinated Universal Time ( UTC ). This change is being done so that it poses less problems for global dev’s and users, however the exact date of...
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    Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing

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    Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing is a whitepaper giving a deep insight into cloud computing. A big thank to Steve Clayton and his post about about Above the Clouds, this paper looks like it will be a great read. It sets out to look...
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    “How Do I” - Azure Services Platform

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    This is a great link for anyone just getting started or new to developing on the Azure Services Platform. Giving a whole bunch of web casts and tutorial videos that will walk you through the basics of Windows Azure, Live Services and .NET Services as...
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    Cloud Computing Explained…

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    This cool video gives a nice simplified explanation of cloud computing in “plain English”. Covering the basics of scalability, XaaS, and Utility computing. More videos on cloud computing can be found at: http://videos.techielife.com/tag/cloud http://channel9...
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    Windows Azure Log Viewer

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    Bill Lodin over at IT Mentors has put together a really nice tool that allows you to view your Windows Azure logs in a WPF log viewer The application replicates the functionality of the development fabric’s UI that lets you monitor any messages that are...
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    Azure Client based Applications

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    I’ve been wanting to create a WPF or Console application that could communicate with Azure by passing a Message to the Fabric. However, I did not want to have to pass WCF messages to a worker role as I had seen people doing in previous examples, instead...
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    Building Reliable Azure Processes

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    Neil Kidd has put together a great set of posts together to explain in detail how to create reliable Windows Azure processes. Covering how to add logic into the GetHealthStatus() method, to identify when your worker role has gone from being healthy to...
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