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Creating a Training Lab on Windows Azure
This week we are preparing for a training course that Alan Smith will be running for the support teams at one of my customers around Windows Azure. In order to facilitate the training lab we have a few prerequisites we need to handle. One of the biggest ones is that although the support team all have MSDN accounts the local desktops they work on are not ideal for running most of the labs as we want to give them some additional developer background training around Azure. Some recent Azure announcements ......

Posted On Monday, June 17, 2013 11:09 AM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ Azure ]

Azure VM - The word or phrase you selected is not allowed
Just wanted to put a note out for anyone who gets caught out like I did on this one.I was trying to create an azure VM and kept getting the below error message and Azure wouldnt even create my VM."The word or phrase you selected is not allowed"I tried different combinations of all of the settings but with no luck! It turns out that apparently there is a list of naughty words and common phishing terms which you are not allowed to use. The below forum posts talks about this but in relation to web and ......

Posted On Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:11 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Azure ]

Service Bus random thought for the day
Its been really nice to see that over the last few weeks since we implemented our Dynamics CRM connecting via Azure Service Bus to backend line of business applications solution how much interest this has sparked within the rest of the organisation and other subsiduaries and how many people are coming up with ideas elsewhere on how they can leverage what we did and how simple it could be to connect their applications to the cloud. Im currently working with one of these companies and its refreshing ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2012 3:16 AM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ Azure ]

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