Windows Azure Samurai Eric Golpe

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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit - April 2011 Update Available!

    It's been awhile since I have been blogging... Mostly this has been due to extensive travel and customer site work over the past few months, for the Windows Azure Technical Adoption Program, and Microsoft's Enterprise Strategy Worldwide Azure Team. I am an integral team member of both teams, and the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure - Date/Time and Locale

    Happy Holidays! Well, my vacation time is quickly coming to an end, and soon it will be the New Year! I'm consistently asked what the default date/time sttings are when deploying to Windows Azure. It may not be obvious to developers new to the platform. All Windows Azure servers utilize UTC time,...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Training Kit - December 2010

    Today we have released an updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit & Courses – you can download the training kit here or walkthrough the hands-on labs on MSDN here . The December release of the training kit includes several new and updated hands-on labs , demo scripts...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure - Feature Packed Cloud Power

    Working as a lead on the Windows Azure Testing & Adoption Program team over the last two years has been quite a lot of fun work. I have been engaging and navigating our select group of “bleeding-edge” customers through a ton of new features that have kept it even more challenging and exciting daily...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Security 101

    I get a bunch of security-related questions daily specifically targeted toward Windows Azure everyday. I’m always steering people in the the direction of information readily available online. I want to reiterate some of the key guidance to refer to before deploying Windows Azure cloud applications...
  • Blog Post: Step-By-Step Windows Azure Signup for MSDN Subscribers

    By now you should know that yesterday we went live with the Commercial Availability and release of Windows Azure. (WOO_HOOT!) One of the great things is that MSDN subscribers get to utilize Windows Azure for their projects with some great offers. (The offers are outlined elsewhere on my blog, or you...
  • Blog Post: Under-the-Hood of Windows Azure.

    I’ve had a bunch of folks asking me lately on how our Windows Azure platform works “under-the-hood” (for example, the fabric controller) and about data center security.  If your interested in either, there are two publically available resources which give you quite a bit of insight, which I will...
  • Blog Post: Less than 75 days left until Commerical Launch of Windows Azure at PDC 2009

    Zero Wait for Windows Azure Tokens Now when you sign into Connect for Windows Azure, you can obtain a token for Windows Azure without ANY wait. Tokens are issued immediately for Windows Azure! Note: You do not need tokens for .Net Services, however SQL Azure still have a short wait while you are being...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Two More Mega Data Centers Online in July

    For the full info, let me redirect you here: http://tinyurl.com/mgw4ud This is pretty cool stuff. Also cool, check out David Lemphers blog post on how to save Word docs to Windows Azure storage, and pull them back out, complete with code. Now that rocks pretty hard. :) I've been quite busy lately...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Tools and SDK July Release Now Live!

    The Windows Azure Platform has just released an updated SDK and Tools package. You can find both available as follows: Tools: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8d75d4f7-77a4-4adf-bce8-1b10608574bb SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=aa40f3e2-afc5...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Microsoft Cloud Computing

    We have a new section on our Visual Studio Developer Center over at MSDN, for getting started on our cloud computing stack. You will find free downloads, blog postings, developer resource kits, community resources and more linked conveniently from this page. If you're using Visual Studio, make it a web...
  • Blog Post: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Load Testing Tool Released

    Rob Jarratt, one of our Visual Studio Team System Core Rangers, has developed a new beta that was put out this morning, with some top requested features for performing load testing. Judging from the thousands of downloads of his last release, this release, which features ASMX support, will sure to be...
  • Blog Post: Azure and Silverlight Deep-Diving

    Getting Started with Silverlight ‘Getting Started with Silverlight’ is a series of 11 videos and hands-on materials that introduces the concepts, skills, and applications customers need when building their first Silverlight application. [ link... ] Great Windows Live Videocasts and Information: Check...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta Rumors && Introducing the PHP SDK for Windows Azure

    I love the rumor mill. It’s been running rampant on the net. Stuff like how we may buy SAP, devour Yahoo, make Google actually RTM something, and are overthrowing the universe make it somehow more pleasurable for me to work and read the free press daily. IMHO, it’s my own little comedy, soap opera and...
  • Blog Post: So far, a really good week...

    The views and opinions stated in this blog are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Microsoft. Each posting on this blog is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. What a great week it has been so far, I have to admit, looking back over the past week is inspiring. I have...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 - Azure - Game Development - Silverlight - ASP.NET 4 - Scrum - LE Training

    Hello my internet-travelling brethren! I’m just catching up from yet another full-week at Microsoft (as you can see in this post), after hitting my two-year anniversary with Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). What a ride it has been thus far, and completely enjoyable! This past week had me working...
  • Blog Post: Azure Services - April Updates

    Azure Services Training Kit – April Update Today we released an updated version of the Azure Services Training Kit. The first Azure Services Training Kit was released during the week of PDC and it contained all of the PDC hands-on labs. Since then, the Azure Services Evangelism team has been...
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