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  • Blog Post: How does IP address allocation work for Compute Services in Windows Azure?

    UPDATE: The information in this post is now out of date please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/07/06/windows-azure-deployments-and-the-virtual-ip-address.aspx   Recently I have seen a lot of questions asking how Windows Azure allocates IP addresses to services. At this time...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Service Administration and Configuration

    Since the commercial release of Windows Azure many questions have been asked about the relationship between the billing portal and the developer portal, for example: How does a subscription in the billing portal relate to the development portal? What is the difference between the Account Owner and the...
  • Blog Post: Sample Solution For Running Ruby on Rails On Windows Azure

    A few weeks ago I posted about having Ruby on Rails running on Windows Azure . At the end of that post I promised that the next post I did would be to explain how to get it up and running. I still have not got around to writing that post  I have had quite a lot of people contact me and ask me for...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK July SDK Powershell Role Sample

    The July CTP release of the Windows Azure SDK and tools is now available . There are a few new features in the release including: The ability to have more than one web and worker role type defined in a service, as was the case previously a service must have at least one role of one type defined but can...
  • Blog Post: Updated Windows Azure Table and Blob Storage Whitepapers

    A couple of weeks ago I posted about some new features that have been made available in the storage service. Steve Marx has a couple of posts about how to use some of these features. I also noticed that the updated whitepapers on table and blob storage have been published, one thing in particular caught...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps updates on Windows Azure

    The Bing maps team have put together a nice application running on Windows Azure that lets you explore the terabytes of updated data they publish each month. You can take a tour of the new hotspots or explore for yourself here . There’s also a short video intro to it here and more info on Chris Pendleton...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Storage Service – New Features

    Hot on the heels of the updated Windows Azure May SDK and Tools CTP release the Windows Azure Storage Team have released some new features. Highlights include: Entity Group Transactions for Table Storage – operations can be batched together so that operations are performed atomically where those operations...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure May Tools And SDK Update

    Windows Azure tools team have just released an update to the SDK and Tools, along with some general improvements in robustness and bug fixing the major feature is support for Visual Studio 2010 Beta full details at http://blogs.msdn.com/jnak/archive/2009/05/28/may-ctp-of-the-windows-azure-tools-and-sdk...
  • Blog Post: How I got php running in Windows Azure

    The March CTP release of the Windows Azure SDK includes support for the IIS 7 FastCGI module which means that php applications can now be run in Windows Azure. I thought I’d take a look at how to set it up, I’ve not set up FastCGI on IIS7 on Windows Server before and I don't know anything about php,...
  • Blog Post: Changing the local SQL Server instance in Windows Azure – March CTP Update

    The blog entry here talks about how to use a non default SQL Server instance as the store for the developer storage fabric in the Windows Azure SDK. The good news is that the March CTP fixes this issue. In order to specify a different SQL Server instance simply issue the command dsint /sqlinstance:<your...
  • Blog Post: How To Run Full Trust Applications in Windows Azure

    The March CTP release of Windows Azure has a number of interesting new features amongst them is the ability to run applications in full trust mode. Full trust mode in Windows Azure enables a number of scenarios not previously available, amongst these are: Executing code in assemblies that require Full...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Languages and Windows Azure

    I’ve had a couple of conversations about Windows Azure over the past couple of weeks where the subject of Reflection has come up. As Windows Azure comes with its own Code Access Security policy many people are immediately jumping to the conclusion that this must mean that Reflection is not allowed, this...
  • Blog Post: Changing the Default SQL Server Instance For Windows Azure Development Storage

    UPDATE: The March Windows Azure CTP now enables the specification of the local SQL Server instance name, details are here The Windows Azure SDK comes with facilities to enable developers to be able to run Windows Azure applications on their local machine, one of these is the Development Storage Service...
  • Blog Post: Another New Blog

    I’ve been pondering if I should blog or not for a long time, I’ve always found a number of reasons why I shouldn’t bother. Alongside the “Does the world really NEED another blog from someone working for Microsoft?” the major ones have been “What could I possibly add that isn’t already out there?” and ...
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