Storage Quotas and Core Allocation on Windows Azure

This has been documented as part of other posts (cf. footnote #1), here it is presented in FAQ format, focusing on the quotas and core allocation. What is the quota for storing data within Windows Azure storage? For a given subscription, during the CTP, each token grants you 2 storage accounts, and each storage account…

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New role instance allocation

Since we launched the Windows Azure CTP last year up until yesterday, a regular Windows Azure token would grant you the following Windows Azure assets: 2 storage accounts 1 hosted service with 2 deployment slots, each with up to 5 roles (any combination of web or worker roles), each with up to 2 instances, which…

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Windows Azure Storage Made Easy

There are three tools that came up on my radar that allow to manipulate your Windows Azure storage quite easily and intuitively. The first one, which I have been using for a while is called Cloud Storage Studio from Cerebrata Software, and I like it a lot. It has a slick and intuitive UI from…

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Custom Domain Names in Windows Azure

This is a topic that comes up quite frequently, and I always find myself referencing Steve’s post on the matter of mapping a Hosted Service running in Windows Azure (for example http://frogs69.cloudapp.net) to a custom domain that you otherwise own. So here is a permanent reference to this most useful blog post. http://blog.smarx.com/posts/custom-domain-names-in-windows-azure Another (similar)…

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How to redeem a Windows Azure token?

Quick refresher as this still comes up a lot: Where can I get a token for Windows Azure? Read my previous post about this How do I redeem a token once I have one? Go to the Windows Azure portal on http://windows.azure.com Sign in using the Windows Live ID with which you want to redeem…

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