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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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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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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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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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Billable Size of Windows Azure Blobs

I recently came across a PowerShell script that I think will be very handy for many Windows Azure users. The script calculates the billable size of Windows Azure blobs in a container, or the entire storage account. You can get

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The Case of the Latest Windows Azure VM Image

When creating new Windows Azure VMs, an Operating System (OS) image needs to be specified.  Microsoft maintains a repository of images that are available to be used when creating a new VM.  These images could be regular Windows Server 2012

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What’s New with Windows Azure? Lots!! (July 2013)

Earlier this month I had the pleasure to present for the first time at the Pittsburgh .NET User Group.  The timing worked out great as Microsoft’s spring/summer conferences were wrapping up – TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, BUILD, and Worldwide

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