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  • Blog Post: Rapid Developer Deploy to Windows Azure

    At PDC10 , I did a session Building, Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications that covered the end to end experience of using Windows Azure. To watch the recording, go to http://player.microsoftpdc.com/session click on “Guide”, my session is at 1130 on Thursday. As part of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure RoleEntryPoint Method Call Order

    I saw an internal discussion that had some information I thought would be useful to share. It’s about how some of the methods in RoleEntryPoint get called. In the case of a Worker Role, the RoleEntryPoint class is the class you derive to write your code. When you create a new Worker Role project in...
  • Blog Post: Where to Find your Windows Azure Billable Usage Info

    This weekend I had someone email me asking me to blog about where to find the usage info used for billing because they were having a hard time finding it and figured others were having difficulty as well. Coincidentally, I saw an internal thread this morning where someone was asking the very same...
  • Blog Post: Migrating an Existing ASP.NET App to run on Windows Azure

    This post has 2 main parts. The first part is an update to a post I wrote back in February 2009 about using an existing ASP.NET Web Application as Web Role and rolls in information from this post and this post . The second part is about migrating an existing database running on SQL Express and ASP.NET...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Compute Hours include the time your Deployment is Stopped

    One of my tenets on this blog is to not do posts that simply point to someone else’s post. I’m breaking that tenant today because of something I just found out that I think is super important for all Windows Azure customers to be clear on and saw that Ryan Dunn had already posted about this . Windows...
  • Blog Post: February 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio v1.1

    I’m pleased to announce that the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 ( direct link while the release propagates) has been released to coincide with the general availability of Windows Azure. This release supports VS 2008 and the upcoming VS 2010 RC. For VS 2010 Beta 2 please use the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC

    Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the creation, building, configuring, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. The February 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio support...
  • Blog Post: Installing Certificates in Windows Azure VMs

    A little while ago I posted How To: Add an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service which talked about the whole process around adding an HTTPS endpoint and configuring & uploading the SSL certificate for that endpoint. This post is a follow up to that post to talk about installing any...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Debugging: Matching an Instance in the DevFabric to its Process

    One of the things I run into from time to time is the need/desire to match an instance I’m watching in the Development Fabric UI back to its process. This may be because I am sitting on a breakpoint in Visual Studio and want to look at the corresponding logs for that process in the DevFabric UI or...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Instance & Storage Limits

    Recently, a colleague of mine wrote about the Windows Azure instance limits: http://blog.toddysm.com/2010/01/windows-azure-role-instance-limits-explained.html His post is very complete, I recommend you have a look but here is my take: These are default limits that are in place to ensure that Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure WCF Add Service Reference Patch and Windows 7

    For those of you that watched my Tips & Tricks session at PDC or followed along on my blog post , you'll recall that I mentioned the following: In general, WCF works correctly on Windows Azure. There is a problem using "add service reference" or svcutil but we have a patch to workaround the problem...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Windows Azure Table Storage (Nov 2009 and later)

    This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on Windows Azure that uses the Table Storage Service. It serves as an introduction to both Windows Azure cloud services as well as using table storage. Although there is a wealth of information out there on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Videos of the Windows Azure Sessions at PDC09

    Here are the videos of the Windows Azure sessions at PDC09. Lots of useful content, the sessions were well attended and well received. At the time of this writing, some of the videos are not yet posted but they will be by the end of the week. Enjoy. Windows Azure Sessions My session -- Tips...
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