DOCS.COM

For the last 4 months, Matt Augustine and myself, along with Raman Narayanan, Richard Speyer, and Andrzej Turski, have been the main devs on http://docs.com.  What an amazing project! My role in all of this was to bring up some very custom roles inside of Windows Azure.  Stuff I can’t really talk about now, but,…


HRESULT=D0000033 When calling CloudDrive.Mount

I’ve been working with Azure’s new CloudDrive capability, and today I ran into a problem with caching that I thought I would share the workaround for. The first step in using caching with CloudDrive is to define a LocalResource for the role in the csdef file:     <LocalResources>       <LocalStorage name="AzureDriveCache" cleanOnRoleRecycle="false" sizeInMB="8000" />    …


Moving to Redmond!

Well, it’s official — I am moving to Redmond to work for Microsoft.  I’m very excited about the opportunity to be on the Mother Ship and work on cool stuff with my team here. Best! Brian

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Entity Group Transactions and Development Storage

Have you gotten the error: InvalidInput One of the request inputs is not valid when performing an Entity Group Transaction against Development Storage?  If so, read on. Recently, I’ve been working on a Windows Azure project, and it’s wonderful that Azure Table Storage now includes support for “Entity Group Transactions”. Here’s the MSDN Documentation Page…

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Extending the int type to have a For method

It’s been months since I had anything interesting to blog about.  Mostly because I was working away on some new stuff I couldn’t talk about.  Anyway, now I feel like blogging again. I’m working on an Azure Worker Role which processes messages from an Azure Queue.  In the main loop of my Worker Role, I…

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