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  • Blog Post: Pie in the Sky (April 25th, 2014)

    It's supposed to be a nice weekend, so I may have to skip reading and spend some time outside. For those of you stuck inside (or just looking for something to read,) here are some interesting links from this week. Cloud How to backup a website running on Azure Web Sites : Learn how to make...
  • Blog Post: Azure Vault Storage in HDInsight: A Robust and Low Cost Storage Solution

    UPDATE: Windows Azure HDInsight has shipped. Azure Storage Vault (ASV) is now just blob storage. Note the following changes in the syntax used to access data in blob storage: The asv:// syntax is being deprecated for wasb:// (WASB = Windows Azure Storage – BLOB service) Both the asv:/...
  • Blog Post: PHP 5.4 Available in Windows Azure Web and Worker Roles

    One of the things that may have slipped past you in the holiday madness was this: PHP 5.4 is available in Windows Azure Web and Worker Roles. This is just a quick post to bring you up to speed on this feature. (If you are wondering about PHP versions in Windows Azure Web Sites, see PHP 5.4 available...
  • Blog Post: PHP 5.4 available in Windows Azure Web Sites

    I’m happy to share that PHP 5.4 is now available in Windows Azure Web Sites ! You have always been able to install a custom PHP runtime in Web Sites , but now you can have PHP 5.4 available with the click of a button. And, you can customize the runtime ( add/enable extensions , modify configuration...
  • Blog Post: Node.js specific diagnostics for Windows Azure

    I've been researching how to troubleshoot Node.js applications hosted on Windows Azure recently, and while I'm don't have a complete story yet I wanted to share what I do have. So here's a brain dump of diagnostics information that Node.js developers might find useful. Also, don't be depressed/upset...
  • Blog Post: Customizing a Windows Azure PHP Worker Role

    I was recently asked if it is possible to run PHP 5.4 in a Windows Azure Worker Role. (The default scaffold for a PHP worker role currently installs a version of PHP 5.3.) This got me to wondering how you might use any custom PHP installation in a worker role. The short answer is, yes, you can use ay...
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