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Have an MSDN account, start using Azure for free!
Did you know that if you have an MSDN account, you can use Azure for free? This is a great opportunity for folks to try out Azure, see what it is all about and really get experience with what Azure can do for you. If you have an existing MSDN account, you can go here and not only activate your...
14 Aug 2013
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
Help with Windows Azure role stuck in Initializing/Busy/Stopped state
I have seen a number of issues where the Windows Azure role is stuck when you deploy it and you can’t get it started. There are a few great posts about this problem at: Windows Azure role stuck in Initializing/Busy/Stopping Another common reason for Windows Azure role to stuck in Initializing/Busy...
25 Feb 2011
Installing and using an HttpModule in Windows Azure
Windows Azure has a lot of great things about it, but one of the difficulties is that you can’t administer your IIS very easily as you don’t have access to the machine. If you use the Windows Azure 1.3 SDK or later and enable RDP, you can change IIS settings but if the role has to be restarted...
18 Feb 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
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