More Windows Azure Webcasts

In case you’re interested here are the latest scheduled additions to the Windows Azure Boot Camp webcast series (http://bit.ly/wabcWebcasts2011). These include: 11/22 – http://bit.ly/btlod-65 SQL Azure and Windows Phone 11/29 – http://bit.ly/btlod-66 Scaling in the Cloud 12/13 – http://bit.ly/btlod-68 Cloud + Mobile Game – building Rock Paper Scissors on Windows Phone 12/20 – http://bit.ly/btlod-69 Cloud…

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Adding an RSS feed to a site or how to use the XMLDataSource and a Repeater

I’ve been working on my demo site for wanted to add a feed to my blog from MSDN. I knew that Linq to XML can do processing of rss data (it is after all just XML, right?) and that I could create some queries in code to iterate thru the feed. But in the Visual…

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How to encrypt passwords in Web.confg

In Windows Azure and especially with SQL Azure we need to store passwords to access things. I wanted to show how you can encrypt the web.config file by adding code to the global.asax file. The cool part of this is that using this technique you can secure application specific settings like connection strings and other…

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