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  • mschray

    Monitoring your SQL Database in Azure

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    Log into the Azure management portal http://manage.windowsazure.com Select your SQL Database that you interested in getting details on. Select monitor Let’s say you want to monitor your DTU %.  Click on that line item. Select ADD RULE Name the rule...
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    Azure CDN Links

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    I pulled together a few resources on Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) and thought I would share them more broadly. Managing Azure CDN - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg680305.aspx Azure  CDN locations - https://azure.microsoft...
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    Azure Machine Learning

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    I pulled together a few links on Azure Machine Learning and wanted to share them. Documentation - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/machine-learning/ Machine Learning APIs - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/machine-learning...
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    Azure Media Services

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    I pulled together a brief list of resources on Azure Media Services and wanted to share them. Azure Media Services offering - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/media-services/ Azure Media Services documentation - http://azure.microsoft.com/en...
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    Azure Web Sites A/B testing the easy way

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    Have you been wanting to do some A/B testing?  What do you need to do the test? Are you using Azure Websites?  Does you Azure website have deployment slots (these are in the standard and premium offering)? How do you do it? 1. Navigate to http...
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    Azure Storage Details

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    Q: How much can a single storage account hold? A: Each Azure storage account can hold 500 TB per account Q: How many storage accounts can a single subscription have? A: Each subscription supports up to 50 storage accounts (so 500 TB * 50 = 25 Petabytes...
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    How can replace or add a new service administrator to my Azure account?

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    Q: How can replace or add a new service administrator to my Azure account? A: There are couple of ways to handle this: · Contact support and ask them move the account to a new Microsoft account, I believe this can be done · Use the approach below to have...
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    Microsoft Venture Accelerator–Chicago Companies

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    We had two fantastic Chicago companies, ClearContract and ParkNav, that were part of the Microsoft Ventures Seattle Accelerator.  These two companies had their demo day on Friday.  You can see their presentation at http://techcrunch.com/2015...
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    Chicago Technical Evangelist Office Hours

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    David Giard June 9th 3:00 to 5:00 PM - http://slottd.com/events/r6jt4z5cxt/slots   Tim Benroeck 6/8 10 – noon - http://slottd.com/events/1cubxszoeb/slots 6/15 3pm – 5pm - http://slottd.com/events/cxvq23hcpd/slots   Martin Schray June 8th 9:00...
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    Getting your Azure GUID (subscription ID)

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    1. Go to http://manage.windowsazure.com/ 2. Scroll all the way down the left nav 3 Click settings 4 Copy you GUID
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    Getting Client side validation to work while fixing errors of Unobtrusive Validation in ASP.NET 4.5

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    Moving to ASP.NET 4.5 the existing validation code stops working with a runtime error of Webform UnobtrusiveValidationMode requires a ScriptResourceMapping for jquery.  You can force the old style validation to continue to work with the setting below...
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    INTXHACK Resources

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    Resources for INTXHack Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin up a VM)? Quick Start Challenge- Python and...
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    Resources for 1871 Student Hackathon

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    Resources for 1871 Student Hackathon Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin up a VM)? Quick Start Challenge...
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    WebJob Not Running Consistently? Make sure always-on is on

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    I had a WebJob that wasn’t running consistently.  It was more of a learning experience than a production system.  I did a little research and found a couple of issues.  First of all I was running in the free tier of Azure Web Sites meaning...
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    Examples from Azure Dev Camp Talks

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    Readiness Content - https://github.com/Azure-Readiness/DevCamp Elastic DB article - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-elastic-scale-introduction/?clcid=0x409 Azure DocumentDB Example - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us...
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    Hack Madison hackathon resources

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    Take the survey to win Surface Pro 2 – http://aka.ms/madhacks Resources for Hack Madison Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted...
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    Creating your Azure Linux VM without a SSH cert

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    From a security standpoint configuring your Linux VM without a cert isn’t to secure, but at a hackathon simply using a user id and password is expedient.  How you setup a user id and password?  Don’t use the quick create as you won’t get this...
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    Hack Illinois –Microsoft Resources

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    Take the survey to win Surface Pro 2 – tbd Resources for Hack Illinois Need to see logs or debug type console messages for your Azure web site?  Easy diagnostics for your Azure Website Want to setup MongoDB for free as a hosted service (no need spin...
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    Easy diagnostics for your Azure website

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    I was going a bit of work on an Azure website I have been building.  There is a bit of PHP code that I am using that a DePaul colleague shared with me.  I wanted to easily get access to my weblogs, other diagnostics as well as some debug type...
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    Microsoft Cloud Dev Camps

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    Join us on 3/19 in Downer Grove, where Microsoft experts will show you how Microsoft Azure makes it easy to build, deploy or move existing applications to the cloud. Microsoft Azure is an open and flexible platform, so all developers (and dev languages...
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    Chicago Microsoft Ventures Pitches

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    These are the pitching companies. Company Pitch Order Presenter Facebook Twitter web ClearNDA 1 Carl Gatenio https://www.facebook.com/clearnda @clearnda http://www.clearnda.com/ ParkNav 2 Gerhard Boiciuc https://www.facebook.com/parknav @parknav http...
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    WordPress on Azure Setup: useful links

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    Creating WordPress Site from the Azure Gallery - http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-php-web-site-gallery/ Generating the keys and removing the $ which Azure doesn't allow - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2014/02...
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    NIU OMIS 351 Fall 2014

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    Let’s do the pre-work to publish an app Hello fall OMIS 351 Students.  Instructions for getting started and building your app can be found here: http://aka.ms/OMISPrework Need help?   Start here: –> Martin’s slides and the step-by-step publishing...
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    Free Microsoft Stuff for College Faculty

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    •Azure University Grant (e.g. free cloud access for you and your students) ( apply ) •150 days of access to the Microsoft Cloud (Azure) for your students •1 year of access for faculty •Run PHp, python, ASP.net websites, Linux and Windows Virtual Machines...
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    Azure Dev Camps

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    Here’s your chance to roll up your sleeves and learn about the latest Microsoft Azure development tools and technologies. Join Microsoft technical experts at your local Microsoft Cloud DevCamp and leave with code running in the cloud! You will learn how...
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