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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 3

The Wasabi Hands on Labs give you a good look at the basic mechanics, but I don’t find the setup too practical. Using a local console application to host the Autoscaler and rules files is probably the (IMHO) least likely architecture. Far more common would be hosting in a service on premise (if you want to have the Autoscaler local) or most likely, host it in a Azure role of it’s own. I chose to go the Azure route. First step was to get the rules.xml and the services.xml files into the cloud. I tend ......

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