Developer Starter Guide for Windows Azure

I just saw this on David Murray Miyamasu’s blog: http://codedavecode.blogspot.com/2008/11/windows-azure-developer-starter-guide.html It’s a guide for developers on getting started with Windows Azure, and walks through the pre-reqs for getting your environment setup, orientating yourself with the services that run the local dev bits (Fabric and Storage), and how to get a quick app going. Top work…

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My First NFL Game!

So on Sunday I was very lucky to watch my first NFL game (Seattle Seahawks), live! Now, this was a huge experience for me, for although I was born and raised in Australia, at the age of 15, I made the switch from playing Rugby Union for the Melbourne Colts to American Football with the…

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Windows Azure (a.k.a Red Dog) Explained!

From Steve’s blog, I just loved the simplicity of this: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2008/11/23/windows-azure-explained-in-145-seconds.aspx Stevo, any chance of seeing a few more editions to the series, I’d love to see similar ones on .NET Services, SQL Services and Live Services. Technorati Tags: Windows Azure,Azure Services Platform

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Now That’s What I Call A Data Center!

Check this out! The world’s most super-designed data center – fit for a James Bond villain I especially love the jungle themed NOC! Noice! Technorati Tags: Friday Funsies

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Day Job KPI Dashboard!

So I caught up with Vikram Bhambri from the Windows Azure team yesterday and we got talking about how to know if your day job was the right job? He told me about a simple “scorecard” approach he used. It is broken into four task categories: Heart: You love doing these things. You would do…

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The Origins of Linux – Linus Torvalds Talk

I highly recommend this recording of Linus’ talk as part of the Computer History Museum series on YouTube. It’s an amazing recollection of how the Linux OS came to be, and for any true computer science geek, there is not only heaps of hardcore technical stuff (like when Linus get’s excited about The Protected Mode…

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Building A VE Mashup in Windows Azure!

So I sat down today to hack out a little mashup using Windows Azure and the great data that is provided by San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Now, most Azure developers would be pretty familiar with the Web Role by now, and most mashup developers may be familiar with Microsoft Virtual Earth. But…

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Azure SDK Samples and Run Elevated!

So one of the things you’ll notice on Vista is that when you open your sample projects from the Azure SDKs (any of the Azure SDKs) location under %ProgramFiles% in Visual Studio, if you don’t have VS setup to run elevated (run as Administrator), you’ll be asked to restart VS as Administrator. To avoid this,…

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Azure Services First Steps Guide!

Jenny Lo from the .NET Services team has a great post up on how to get your first Azure app up and running. http://blogs.msdn.com/jennylo/archive/2008/11/04/a-step-by-step-guide-from-creating-a-net-services-solution-to-running-the-multicast-sample.aspx Once you run through her guide, you’re then ready to run the other samples available in the SDK, which will provide you with a really strong overview of what’s inside .NET…

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I Found An Old, Old, Outlook Form in my new Outlook!

So I’ve never come across this before: Now, the fact that I’ve never seen it before is not the fact that caught my attention, it’s that the form clearly hasn’t seen the light of day for some time. If you look at the UI/UX design, it seems to be a carry over from a time…

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