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Windows Azure remote access stops working
Problem There is an issue where remote access (RDP) can stop working all of a sudden to all instances of a deployment that are running in Azure. The problem is that the process that handles RDP requests has crashed. If you have Windows Azure Diagnostics enabled and gather the event log files...
7 May 2012
Windows Azure worker role crashing
Problem We have seen an issue where a worker role running inside Windows Azure will crash, especially if it is under heavy load. The problem is with IntelliTrace being enabled. To determine if this is causing your worker role to crash, the first thing to look for are some event logs that...
7 May 2012
Unhandled exception has occurred while running in Azure
Windows Azure, just like any other IIS website can crash if an unhandled exception occurs. One way that this can happen is if you are calling an Async function call and in the function that is called on completion, you throw an exception. In this situation, you will see something in the Application...
22 Mar 2012
Azure deployment stuck Preparing node
Problem We recently had a case where a role was stuck in this state. So on the portal, the deployment line said “Initializing” and the role says “Preparing Node” and it never moves past this. We cannot remote in using RDP or anything else to see what is happening with the deployment. ...
27 Feb 2012
Using the Azure Management APIs from Linux
If you want to use the Azure Management APIs from Linux, there are a few things you need to do so that it will work correctly. If you are getting a problem when you try to connect where it looks like the Azure side is just closing the connection, there are a few things that could be the problem...
8 Feb 2012
Azure Storage Analytics
Now that we have released the Windows Azure Storage Analytics , there are some useful tools to look at the data. If you want to write code to do this, you can check out this post for some sample code. You can also use Avkash's blog post to look at blob storage analytics using CloudBerry. ...
8 Nov 2011
Azure: There is not enough space on the disk
Problem There may be some times where you will see this message when developing an application for Windows Azure. The message will look like: There is not enough space on the disk. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack...
4 Dec 2009
Updates to Windows Azure from PDC
Wow there have been a lot of updates to the Windows Azure Platform that were announced at the PDC . I would love to hear from folks to let me know what they are most excited about. I was most impressed with the announcement of Dallas . I think that has the potential to change the way...
30 Nov 2009
Developing for the Clouds
I wanted to start a conversation with everyone on the thoughts around Cloud Computing. I have been using Azure for a while now and I have found some interesting things out about it. Before I start talking about those things though, I wanted to see who was planning on using this technology or who...
18 Jun 2009
Logging modules for ASP.NET (MVC) and also for Windows Azure
I was just reading through Scott Hanselman’s post about ELMAH and this sounds like a great idea. Getting a easy to consume report of all of your exceptions is a wonderful thing, especially when you add in that you can get it as an RSS feed, an email or a web site. You can check out ELMAH...
24 Apr 2009
I have been looking into Windows Azure a lot more lately and wanted to post a little bit about some of the things that I have found out so far. It is certainly a new way of thinking of things and will take some careful thought. Azure Tables The first big difference is if you decide to use Azure...
10 Mar 2009
Now that we are getting closer to releasing Windows Azure, I wanted to check and see who is planning to have an application in the cloud. Or if you already have an application in the cloud, what you are doing there and how it is working for you. Please note, I understand that other companies are...
15 Feb 2009
What do you need to troubleshoot Azure?
Looking to the future with cloud computing, it is going to become increasingly important to have good information about what is happening with your site in order to properly maintain it. Keeping development type of issues aside, what types of things do you think you will need in order to be able to properly...
19 Nov 2008
Insides of Azure
Want to get more details about Windows Azure ? There is a really helpful video done by Channel 9 that talks about this upcoming product and how it works. I think this gives great details about the architecture and also how you will use this and what it will be good for. Check it out: Dharma...
14 Nov 2008
Windows Azure and you
So I have started to look at the new Windows Azure that we just announced, you can download the framework from here . You can also read more about it at Azure Services Platform Developer Center . As I started looking at this, the main sample I was focused on was the PersonalWebSite Sample . ...
11 Nov 2008
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