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New Book – Microsoft Azure Essentials

In early February, Microsoft Press released a free new eBook entitled Fundamentals of Azure: Microsoft Azure Essentials. This is a book I, along with Azure MVP Robin Shahan spent several months on in late 2014. To see if finally be published is

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Determine the RDP User for Web/Worker Role

Note: This post is cross-post with http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cloud_solution_architect. It is widely known that it is possible to add Remote Desktop (RDP) to a Cloud Service (web/worker role). Adding RDP is often done as a support mechanism – enabling the desire to see

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Speaking at VS Live! Las Vegas

I’ll be speaking at Visual Studio Live!, March 16-20 in Las Vegas. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Visual Studio Live! provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce. I’ll be presenting

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Azure Worker Role Changes in SDK 2.4

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen any significant (ok, really any) changes in the boilerplate template code Visual Studio generates for Azure Cloud Services (web or worker roles). For as long as I can remember, the code has

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Azure MVP Award

It is no secret that I do a lot of work with Microsoft Azure, both professionally and personally. I’ve been involved in the platform in some manner since I first saw it at PDC08. I truly enjoy sharing my experiences

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DevLink 2014 Presentations

Last week I had the privilege to speak at DevLink in Chattanooga, TN.  I had a great time!  It was fun to present.  I was also was able to attend some great sessions.  DevLink is always a top notch event to

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Posted in PowerShell, Speaking, Windows Azure

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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