RemyP's Blog

This blog will mostly focus on the Azure Services Developer Portal, but will occasionally touch on other topics

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    Windows Azure Traffic Manager CTP is live

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    In time for MIX’11 , Windows Azure is unveiling the Windows Azure Traffic Manager Community Technology Preview (CTP). This feature will allow Windows Azure customers to more easily balance application performance across multiple geographies. Using policy...
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    Changed Limit on the Number of Applications Per Windows Azure Subscription

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    When Windows Azure was launched commercially in February 2009, customers were allowed to deploy twenty applications (aka hosted services) per subscription. Each application in Windows Azure is mapped to a specific DNS name and assigned a public IP address...
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    Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ Beta has ended

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    Since the Windows Azure paid access launch on January 4th, the home page of the Silverlight Streaming admin web site has been updated as follows: The Microsoft Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live beta has now ended. Content that was hosted on the...
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    Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ Beta is ending

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    Note: Throughout this post, I’ll refer to Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ simply as “SLS”. As per my previous post about the SLS service going away now that the Windows Azure platform is available commercially, we are entering Stage...
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    Tokens are no longer issued for Windows Azure™

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    If you were part of the Windows Azure CTP program, you should have received a couple of emails in December 2009 and January 2010 announcing the end of the CTP program as well as the necessary steps to convert your CTP subscription into a commercial subscription...
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    How-to: Step-by-step instructions on Windows Azure Blob Storage and retrieving content from Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live

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    Here is a greatly detailed how-to guide from David Sayed about retrieving your information from Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live and putting it in a Windows Azure blob storage. This should allow you to continue to serve content out of the Microsoft...
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    More on Windows Azure quotas

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    Here is another good reference from Metodi on the Windows Azure quotas. Lots of details. http://blog.toddysm.com/2010/01/windows-azure-role-instance-limits-explained.html
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    Storage Quotas and Core Allocation on Windows Azure

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    This has been documented as part of other posts ( cf. footnote #1 ), here it is presented in FAQ format, focusing on the quotas and core allocation. What is the quota for storing data within Windows Azure storage? For a given subscription, during...
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    New role instance allocation

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    Since we launched the Windows Azure CTP last year up until yesterday, a regular Windows Azure token would grant you the following Windows Azure assets: 2 storage accounts 1 hosted service with 2 deployment slots, each with up to 5 roles (any combination...
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    Windows Azure Storage Made Easy

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    There are three tools that came up on my radar that allow to manipulate your Windows Azure storage quite easily and intuitively. The first one, which I have been using for a while is called Cloud Storage Studio from Cerebrata Software , and I like it...
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    Custom Domain Names in Windows Azure

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    This is a topic that comes up quite frequently, and I always find myself referencing Steve’s post on the matter of mapping a Hosted Service running in Windows Azure (for example http://frogs69.cloudapp.net ) to a custom domain that you otherwise own....
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    How to redeem a Windows Azure token?

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    Quick refresher as this still comes up a lot: Where can I get a token for Windows Azure? Read my previous post about this How do I redeem a token once I have one? Go to the Windows Azure portal on http://windows.azure.com Sign in using the Windows Live...
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    Important News for Users of the Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™ Beta October 2009

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    Summary: Microsoft Silverlight Streaming by Windows Live Beta is being discontinued and will eventually be taken down A new Windows® Azure™-based hosting and delivery service will be launched by the end of 2009, though this is not a direct replacement...
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    Where did Copy Logs go?

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    Up until a few days ago, when you wanted to get a dump of your application logs running in Windows Azure, you could go to the hosted service configuration page, and request the log dump using the Copy Logs button. This has changed. The Windows Azure logging...
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    Windows Azure developer portal release refresh

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    As you have undoubtedly noticed, as part of today’s release refresh, the Windows Azure developer portal got a major face lift. This is the new theme that will be adopted by all the Windows Azure Platform for PDC’09. PDC’08 UI theme PDC’09 UI theme I already...
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    Invalid token error message

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    If you have received a Windows Azure token after registering on Microsoft Connect, tried to redeem it, but get the message “Invalid token” or “Enter a valid promotion code”, this post is for you. Scenario 1: You try to redeem the token on the Windows...
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    Windows Azure Geo Location Feature Terminology

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    Here is some information about the terms and concepts introduced in the Dev Portal with the Windows Azure Geo Location feature . The most important one is the notion of affinity group, which is now part of the creation wizard of the Windows Azure storage...
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    Windows Azure Geo Location Feature Walkthrough

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    As you may have noticed if you logged in to the Azure Services Developer Portal since yesterday afternoon (4/29/2009), the Windows Azure Geo Location feature has been released and added to the existing Dev Portal functionality. The feature was announced...
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    Where Can I Get A Token For Windows Azure

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    Even though this has already been widely blogged and publicized, I still get a high amount of requests asking me how to obtain a Windows Azure token. Whether you work in Microsoft or not, here is the fastest way to get one. Go to the Windows Azure...
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    Activate your Developer Account to work in the Mesh Sandbox

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    This was an important topic on the forum after the PDC ‘08 release, so we streamlined the token redemption workflow for Live Framework CTP, and also implemented a way to bypass it altogether. This FAQ post walks you through the account creation and activation...
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