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Azure Website & Managed Cache Service

If you’re working with an Azure Website and trying to use the Azure Managed Cache Service, you really need to be on either the Basic or Standard tier for the Azure Website.  Apparently the Azure Managed Cache Service is not

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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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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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Setting a Web/Worker Role Name

I was recently reminded by my friend Nuno that you can actually set the name of the machine used in a Windows Azure Cloud Service (Web or Worker Role).  Normally I really don’t care about the name of the machine.

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Multiple Subscriptions – One Credit Card?

A Windows Azure subscription is essentially a billing and security mechanism.  Sometimes it is necessary to have multiple Windows Azure subscriptions.  For instance, one subscription is for personal work, while another subscription is for your job/professional work. If you have

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The Marriage of Cloud and Mobility

Bytes by MSDN Interview - Michael Collier

Anybody that follows me or my blog knows that I’m a huge proponent of using a cloud platforms such as Windows Azure to power new mobility applications.  Windows Azure offers so many great features that it seems silly to me

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