How to Implement a Service Architecture on Windows Azure using WCF, WPF, and Unit Testing

Overview In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to: Set up the expenses infrastructure Create some unit tests for our client application Add a ViewModel feature and expose it in a view How setup a WCF service inside if IIS How set permissions so IIS can access the WCF Service Folders How to add…

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Introduction to Windows Azure Active Directory

Overview In this hands-on lab you will learn how to use Windows Azure Active Directory for implementing web single sign-on in an ASP.NET application. The instructions will focus on taking advantage of the directory tenant associated with your Windows Azure subscription, as that constitutes the obvious choice of identity providers for Line of Business (LoB)…

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Introduction to Cloud Services – The Platform as a Service Lab

Overview There are many ways you can run code in Azure. The choice you make depends on what kind of control you need over the base operating system, and what kind of workloads you need to run. One of the ways you can run code in Azure is in a "Cloud Service" using one or…

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If you can do just one lab to learn Azure – this is it – Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines – (Revised)

Overview With the awesome help of Bret Stateham, we have re-imagined the labs to be more fluid. This lab has been significantly revised by Bret. Using Windows Azure as your Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, will enable you to create and manage your infrastructure quickly, provisioning and accessing any host ubiquitously. Grow your business…

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The Basics of IP Addresses in Windows Azure

Overview I’ve noticed some confusion among my developer friends around IP addresses and Windows Azure. In fact, I discovered I could learn more and hence the purpose of this post. It turns out there are two types of IP addresses. The first and most obvious type is the external IP address that all of us…

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Installing Express and How to use Node.js Packages with Visual Studio

When it comes to IDEs, Visual Studio makes programming in Node.js really easy. In my previous post we installed the Node.js tools and ran some basic “hello world” projects. In this post let us take a deeper dive into what is possible. In this post I simply want to install a node package using the…

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Getting Started With Node.js and Visual Studio

This is first in a series of post dedicated to helping you get up to speed with Node.js. This post will not make any attempts to explain why node is interesting or why you should learn it. There are many ways to learn node and many developer tools to work with. Visual Studio is the…

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Monitoring the Performance of Multi-Tiered Windows Azure Applications

AppDynamics is a application performance management solution that helps solve some of biggest challenges with distributed or multi-tier applications – application monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance analysis. Having spent a fair bit of time as a field engineer with Microsoft, I am well aware of some of these challenges. Oftentimes you get to a customer site…

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