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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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Sending Text Messages from Your Windows Azure Service

Recently I was waiting at O’Hare for a flight back to Columbus.  I fired up Evernote to catch up on some Windows Azure articles I wanted to read (I save a lot of things to Evernote).  One of the first

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Windows Azure Kick Start Tour

When I talk with people about Windows Azure and show them some of the really cool things you can do with Windows Azure, one of first questions I’ll get is “how do I get started?” Microsoft is also holding a

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Windows Azure for Developers – Building Block Services

This past Wednesday, March 7th I wrapped up the fourth webcast in my Windows Azure for Developers series.  This one was focused on what I sometimes refer to as the building block services for Windows Azure – Access Control Services

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Detroit Day of Azure

I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Detroit Day of Azure on Saturday, March 24th.  This is going to be a one day event that will cover many areas of the Windows Azure platform.  I’ll be giving two presentations, “The

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