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Creating a Custom SQL Server VM Image in Azure

Recently I had the opportunity to work on a project were I needed to create a custom SQL Server image for use with Azure VMs.  The process was a little more challenging than I initially anticipated.  I think this is mostly

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CloudDevelop Call for Speakers

I’m one of the founders/organizers for a cloud computing conference called CloudDevelop. This year (on October 17th) will mark the third year for CloudDevelop. The goal for CloudDevelop is to bring together the best cloud computing minds in the Midwest to share

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Inside Azure Diagnostics – Pittsburgh Tech Fest (June 2014)

Today I had the pleasure to present at Pittsburgh Tech Fest.  I presented a new session on how to best utilize Azure diagnostics with Cloud Services (web/worker roles).  This was my second time presenting at Pittsburgh Tech Fest, and again

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BUILD 2014 Downloads

I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to catch up on all the Azure hotness Microsoft dropped at BUILD a few weeks ago.  On day 2 of BUILD I was sitting a few rows from the front in

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Getting the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets

I’m a big fan of using the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets for managing my Windows Azure resources.  They’re incredibly helpful, especially when I need to repeatedly take care of multiple tasks. There are two ways to get the Windows Azure

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Windows Azure Cache Options

This week (January 27th – 31st) is Windows Azure week.  As part of Windows Azure week, I was honored to publish a blog for Microsoft Press where I highlighted the various cache options available in Windows Azure.  In this post

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CodeMash 2014

Last Friday wrapped up the 8th CodeMash conference. CodeMash is probably . . . no, it is . . . my favorite conference to attend each year. CodeMash is packed with the most passionate technologists I know. Many attendees are

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TechEd 2014 Roundtable Recap

Recently I had the good fortune to added a roundtable discussion with some of the fine folks organizing the upcoming Microsoft TechEd conference in Houston.  This was a great opportunity to provide feedback directly to the team that is helping

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Azure Management Studio and Blob Container ACLs

Here’s a quick tip I recently learned from my friend, and Cerebrata evangelist, Mike Wood . . . When using Cerebrata’s Azure Management Studio to work with Windows Azure blob storage, you need to explicitly tell AMS to retrieve the

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Windows Azure AD authentication support for PowerShell

Last week Microsoft announced several fantastic updates to Windows Azure. Windows Azure: Backup Services Release, Hyper-V Recovery Manager, VM Enhancements, Enhanced Enterprise Management Support Windows Azure: Announcing release of Windows Azure SDK 2.2 (with lots of goodies) One of the

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