Windows Azure Start-up Tasks Part 2

In the previous post “Windows Azure Startup Tasks Part 1” we learned about the basics of start-up tasks and how they can enable you to realize solutions that may otherwise have been outside of the scope of PaaS.  This powerful feature offers some additional functionality that we will cover in this post. Towards the end…

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Windows Azure Start-up Tasks Part 1

  I find myself several times a week having conversations with people around the ability to install and configure additional software on Windows Azure™ Web and Worker roles.  This key piece of functionality provides a mechanism for you to setup the environment the way you require and still gain the benefits of Platform as a…

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Windows Azure™ and X509 Certificates

Quite often I meet with new Windows Azure™ developers around how to setup X509 certificates for their development environment.  Setting up the certificates for your first time can be a bit confusing so I decided to create this how to post.  The remainder of this post will specifically target development environments that leverage a self-signed…

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Azure Storage and its Various Abstractions

As you can probably agree, very few applications, short of “Hello World”, do not have some form of storage. The use of storage can range from core repositories to scratch disks, but regardless of the use it typically plays a critical part in the overall architecture of the application.  With the importance of storage in mind…

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