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Quick tip: How to set up and debug the Startup Task in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

If you need any custom configuration or setup on your Windows Azure Cloud Services you can opt to run a startup task. Since this runs before you have any real access to the instance you cannot at the time of execution remote into the instance and see what’s going on physically (or I guess virtually) on the box, debugging is cumbersome, time consuming and requires chicken bones, voodoo dolls and patience. But there is a work around which takes a lot of the pain out of the process!

Windows Azure
Sep 6 2013

Activate Windows Azure on your MSDN Subscription and win an Aston Martin

In this video and blog post I will show you in just a few steps how you can activate your Windows Azure benefits included in your MSDN Subscription to enable your personal private Dev/Test environment in the Cloud. Each month your credits are reset and you can just continue to use these included benefits as long as you subscribe to MSDN!

Windows AzureContinuous Delivery
Aug 16 2013

Announcing CloudBurst 2013 live and online Windows Azure conference September 19-20 2013

After months of planning today is the day we go public with CloudBurst 2013 our Windows Azure conference streamed online from Stockholm Sweden on September 19-20 2013.

ConferencesWindows AzureTalksNoiseMicrosoft
Jul 9 2013

DNN on Windows Azure backed by a ‘device pool’ of Cloud resources

DotNetNuke (DNN) using a pool of Cloud reourses and Storage for backups to enable a truly unique powerful full DNN experience with the all the Power and flexibility of Windows Azure behind it. Sounds like a dream? Guess not if you are a competitor. But for the rest of us – Wow!

MicrosoftWindows Azure
Jul 8 2013

What your CEO needs to know about Cloud Sales Compensation

How will the Cloud transform your business? Many ISV’s making this transition to cloud have asked for guidance on cloud sales compensation. Landing on a compensation structure that aligns to corporate strategy, drives intended behavior, and is motivating to sellers is essential to financial success.

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Jun 26 2013

Deployment to Windows Azure Web Sites using Web Deploy

In this demo I will show how to use Web Deploy to publish my Windows Azure Web Site direct from Visual Studio to Windows Azure in a matter of seconds.

Continuous DeliveryWindows AzureTalks
Jun 26 2013

Using a local Git repository to publish to Windows Azure Web Sites

In this demo I will show how to use a local Git repository to publish my Windows Azure Web Site direct from Visual Studio to Windows Azure in a matter of seconds.

Windows AzureContinuous DeliveryTalks
Jun 26 2013

Continuous Delivery of a Windows Azure Web Site using Team Foundation Service

In this demo I will show how to achieve Continuous Delivery to a Windows Azure Web Site using the Team Foundation Service.

TalksWindows AzureContinuous Delivery
Jun 26 2013

Continuous Delivery of a Windows Azure Web Site using a GitHub repository

In this demo I will show how to achieve Continuous Delivery to a Windows Azure Web Site integrated with GitHub.

Jun 26 2013

Override Windows Azure Web Sites web.config settings in the Windows Azure Portal

In this demo I will show how you can override AppSettings and ConnectionString settings for a Windows Azure Web Site in the Windows Azure Portal.

Jun 26 2013

Continuous Delivery of a Windows Azure Web Site using “not only Microsoft” technology: NUnit and JetBrains TeamCity

In this demo I will show how to achieve Continuous Delivery to a Windows Azure Web Site using noMicrosoft “not only Microsoft” technologies. In this case nUnit and JetBrains TeamCity.

Jun 26 2013

Quickly swap Windows Azure Web Site version in the Portal with zero downtime

In this demo I will show how you can swap your Windows Azure Web Site version in live production with zero down time while retaining a powerful version history to which you can roll back if needs be.

Jun 26 2013

Continuously Deploying a Windows Azure Cloud Service using Team Foundation Service

In this demo I will show how you can achieve Continuous Delivery of a Windows Azure Cloud Service using Team Foundation Service.

Windows AzureContinuous Delivery
Jun 26 2013

Windows Azure Web Sites Demo Series

In a series of very short videos I will demonstrate many options how you can publish and manage web applications in the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites.

Windows AzureContinuous Delivery
Jun 8 2013
Apr 16 2013
Apr 8 2013

Windows Azure may be used for storage of personal data on Swedish citizens

This is HUGE: Swedish government agency "Datainspektionen", in charge of protecting Swedish personally identifiable information about Swedish citizens, acknowledges that Microsoft and Windows Azure lives up to the necessary rules and regulations that Swedish law demands in regards to protecting and overseeing the management of personal data for Swedish citizens.

Windows Azure
Mar 4 2013

Dev.Cast Interview on Windows Azure (in Swedish)

Swedish Microsoft Evangelist Dag König just published a really big interview with me about Windows Azure. It’s in Swedish but I still want to point to it from my blog also for my Swedish readers.

Windows AzureTalks
Feb 19 2013

GlobalWindowsAzure a truly global Windows Azure community event

The Global Windows Azure Bootcamps is a set of locations globally where a bunch of community involved experts will give a full day of Windows Azure training for free. The date is April 27, 2013.

TalksWindows AzureConferences
Feb 7 2013

HowTo wait in a WorkerRole using Timer and EventWaitHandle over Thread.Sleep

This post shows a simple and a more advanced way to wait for a specific time when executing code. The main purpose of this post is to use the functionality in a Windows Azure WorkerRole which is a class in a Windows Azure deployment that inherits RoleEntryPoint. The approach is to use System.Timers.Timer in conjunction with System.Threading.EventWaitHandle rather than the default template code that uses System.Threading.Thread.Sleep.

Windows Azure
Jan 30 2013
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