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The road to getting the MCPD:Windows Azure credential. Part 1 of 4
I have mentioned I will be speaking on a Cram 4 exam session at the upcoming TechEd North America 2011 in Atlanta. The topic is the prep for exam 70-583: Designing and Developing Windows Azure Applications. This is a PRO Level exam. There are two other exams needed to get the MCPD Azure credential, those exams are TS level exams. Those exams are: EXAM 70-513 TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 EXAM 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework ......

Posted On Friday, May 6, 2011 8:13 PM

Getting the Azure MMC to work on Windows 7 SP1 and SDK 1.4
As I posted earlier on getting the Azure PowerShell CmdLts to install and such on Windows 7, working with the Azure MMC is also another item that requires a tad of a workaround to get it going. If you attempt to install, you will run into the first roadblock of the OS being a non-supported OS. The way around that is to find the working installation folder for Azure MMC (normally, C:\WindowsAzureMMC). Once there, then we need to look for the setup folder, inside the setup folder we will look for Dependencies.xml. ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:10 PM

Web Platform Installer issues deploying Azure SDK 1.4 on refreshed systems.
Recently I have been doing quite a bit of testing on different means to deploy the Azure SDKs and such. After a very successful couple of systems, I started running into issues last night. Here is the problem, if I go to the Windows Azure Website, and go to Develop, then click on the SDK and Tools, then Get Tools & SDK, it launches the Web Platform Installer. All seems well at that point, except it will go through the initial process, will find the SDK files for 1.4, but since the tools for Visual ......

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 11:03 PM

And the fun continues, access to Azure Reporting and Data Sync secured
Got a couple of emails yesterday to enable more fun stuff to try out, test and share. So, how do I go about getting started with Azure Reporting? There is a wealth of information and guidance available . Here is a link to get more information about it And more information from a dev standpoint. Again, more to follow … ......

Posted On Saturday, March 12, 2011 4:27 PM

Installing the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio March 2011 and SDK 1.4
Coming from the joys and new features the SDK 1.3 version gave us back in November/December, we are now again at the doors of another update, Version 1.4 To get it, go to the Windows Azure website, the click on the Develop Menu option. Once there, Click on the Get Tools & SDK button. This will start the download to activate the Web Platform Installer, when you review the information on it, you get this. Click Install. And Accept the EULA. Installation starts at this point. And you are finished. ......

Posted On Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:38 PM

Update: Windows Azure Training Kit February 2011
An updated version of the Windows Azure Training Kit has been posted. There is an online version of the Training Kit here … And the offline kit … ......

Posted On Sunday, March 6, 2011 8:03 AM

How to enable and connect to RDP on a Windows Azure Web Role Instance?
We all know there have been some updates to Windows Azure, and one of the biggest I would say is the capability of being able to remote into the “OS level” of the image running a role. And I am not talking about VM Role, I am talking about a Web Role for example. As developers we use Visual Studio, and when we are getting ready to deploy a project, we have the option of enabling this. Here is how: 1. We publish our Project 2. On the Deployment dialog, provide all the details for your account, and ......

Posted On Sunday, February 27, 2011 10:07 AM

Awesome Read: Buck Woody’s post on the proper use of the Windows Azure VM Role
I have heard some service providers (or cloud providers), hosting companies and such complain, criticize or even venture to call foul on Microsoft’s Azure VM Role. The problem: None of them have gone through the effort of truly understanding (or perhaps not wanting to know) what is going on there. Many have jumped right into the “purist” definition of IaaS, or PaaS for that matter. Ok, Buck’s post is a true gem (my opinion) in the sense it gives you parallels of what the VM Role is and is not. And ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 28, 2010 4:05 PM

Windows Azure Platform Tools and Training Kit
As we have transitioned into a new release of the Azure Platform with added features, like the VM Role among other great things, it is time to get some additional functionality into Visual Studio as well. Below you will find links to the tools refresh and also the new training kit for November. Tools Training Kit ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:53 AM

Windows Azure Platform New Portal
Not sure when it changed or how long it has been available. The thing is, tonight I logged on to my Azure account to work on a couple of projects, and there it was, a new way to manage and service my Azure environment. So, here is a quick preview as I plan on diving deeper into the new features and the beta components. Look pretty interesting … ......

Posted On Monday, November 29, 2010 9:32 PM

Azure Management Pack for SCOM
Over the last number of weeks, I have been involved in a project that required getting IIS log information from an Azure WebRole. The process established was to use Cerebrata’s Diagnostic Manager (I can’t do it justice to tell you how awesome this tool is) to monitor real-time and also to download the information collected through the transfer rate configured for the service. Then once the information had been downloaded, I would then use WebLog Expert to create a nice pdf report of the activity. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 5, 2010 5:08 AM

August and my intro to Azure Diagnostics
August for some reason has been the busiest month I recall in a while. It has had a good doze of the products I love to work with, and it has given me the opportunity to get into one more, Azure. There has been BizTalk Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Team Foundation Server and the surrounding tools. But I have been enjoying working with Azure. It’s a nice complexity full of good stuff (so far). In working with a client’s deployment the task came to needing to monitor the implementation. And since ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:02 PM

Desarrollando utilizando la plataforma Azure, Parte 2
Siguiendo con el proceso de implementar una solución simple en Azure, vamos a crear una aplicación Web basada en ASP.NET, vamos a empacar esa solución y luego llevarla a Azure para luego entrar y utilizarla. En esta demostración veremos como: 1. Creando la aplicación Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to fix this. 2. Compilar y generar la solución Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to fix this. 3. Configurando Windows Azure Your browser cannot play this video. Learn how to ......

Posted On Sunday, July 25, 2010 12:42 PM

Desarrollando utilizando la plataforma Azure, Parte 1.
El primer paso a completar es el tener una cuenta en Azure, hay que tener muy claro que esto representa algo que va a significar en costo y cargos por utilizar los servicios. Lo que haremos es ir a . Veremos una página como esta El siguiente paso es acceder a la cuenta de la siguiente manera, haciendo click en Account llegamos a la siguiente página… 1. Si ya se tiene cuenta en alguno de los servicios, pues se hace click en las opciones de la derecha. 2. Si no se tiene cuenta, entonces ......

Posted On Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:33 AM

Manage your MySQL Database on Windows Azure
From your Add-ons, select your instance: A couple of pieces of information to get here: 1) Your Connection info 2) General management details of your subscription with SuccessBricks To get your connection info, click on the Connection Info toolbar at the bottom of your Management Portal. That reveals the following to be able to use the connection string in your apps. Now, to get additional details on your subscription Then click on the right-pointing arrow to review your add-on’s settings: This will ......

Posted On Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:27 AM

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