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Moving my personal site to Azure Web sites

For several years I have maintained a personal web site, mainly to share photo’s and news with friends and family, run a “bragging rights” football pool, and to play with asp.net. Most of the time it was hosted on a aging laptop in my basement. Biggest advantage, free and complete control. Lots of disadvantages. No scaling (not a real problem, the 10 people that logged in and out really never strained the laptop), no UPS, so if I took a power hit, it was down. So, in keeping with the cloud, I decided ......

Azure spring release today

The Azure spring release (1.7) went live this morning.  Go take a look at the newest features at www.azure.net


Autoscaling in a modern world…. Part 1

It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and blog. I need to make sure I take the time. It helps me to focus on technology and not let the administrivia keep me from doing the things I love. I have been focusing on the cloud for the last couple of years. Specifically the PaaS platform from Microsoft called Azure. Time to dig in.. I wanted to explore Autoscaling. Autoscaling is not native part of Azure. The platform has the needed connection points. You can write code that looks at the ......

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