FREE Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure e-book (Jan 2014)

Not the one I did back in 2010 (which is now horribly out of date!), rather a shiny new one which walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. It covers the development process as well as … Continue reading →

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Six Steps to Windows Azure

In January (2012)I delivered the hugely fun Six Weeks of Windows Azure. There was a lot right in the format we went with as well as improvements and changes we could make/try – I even did a little retrospective on … Continue reading →

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Gaurav Mantri of Cerebrata Cloud Storage Studio fame is in London on April 3rd

Cerebrata (now owned UK company Red-Gate) make awesome tools for Windows Azure – thanks largely to the work of Gaurav Mantri. And it just so happens that the UK Windows Azure User Group has Gaurav speaking on April 3rd in London. Definitely a session worth attending if you are in London that day. Gaurav Mantri,…

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Q&A: Can I use Visual Studio 11 to do Windows Azure development?

This one seems to keep popping up… The following is true as of 12th March 2012 Short Answer: No. You will need Visual Studio 2010 or 2008. Long Answer:  You will need to setup a development environment for Windows Azure using Visual Studio 2010 before installing Visual Studio 11. You can find details here.

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Mini retrospective on Six Weeks of Windows Azure

I have previously posted some of the “raw data” on Six Weeks of Windows Azure but I wanted to also share some thoughts about “how it went” and “how we might do things differently” in the form of a mini retrospective. What went well? Achieved a lot for very little money Our budget was £0….

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Looking back at Six Week of Windows Azure – raw data

I wanted to share some of the “raw data” from Six Weeks of Windows Azure which started way back in January and completed today (29th Feb 2012) I will shortly do a mini-retrospective. Top Level: Web site visits: 23,140 (as of 29th Feb) with 1857 visits on the busiest day Partners involved: 11 (partners) Sessions:…

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Windows Azure using CNAME DNS records for multiple sites and SSL

Steve has pulled together a gentle stroll through DNS, CNAME records and multiple web sites and how they all related to Windows Azure. This was in response to frequent questions we had on this area during Six Weeks of Windows Azure. Thanks Steve. Steve and his pen

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Deploying PHP and ASP.NET Sites in a Single Azure Web Role

One of the companies on www.sixweeksofazure.co.uk asked us about the specifics of deploying into a single web role two solutions – one built in PHP and one built in ASP.NET. I reached out to Brian Swan for help. Brian is one of the Microsoft team focused on making PHP developers very happy on the Microsoft…

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Slides, Notes and Recordings for Week 1 and 2 of #6weeksazure are all now available

Head over to www.sixweeksofazure.co.uk and click on Week 1 and Week 2 to get details. It is not too late to join us – there is after all still 4 more weeks to go and we have recordings of the first two weeks. Sign up today! Note: This is primarily targeting UK companies – but…

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Recordings from Monday 23rd January #6weeksazure sessions now available

Note: for me this service has sometimes not worked today (24th Jan). I have reported it to the events team. Next session is Wednesday 10am – Designing for the Cloud. 44WW076 – Six Weeks of Azure – Weekly check-in (AM recording 23.01.2012) “The one where the all internet connectivity vanished with 5 mins to go”…

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