Links from .NET Developer Network session on Azure

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink A big thanks to everyone who came along last night (Feb 25th 2010) to the .NET Developer Network and to Guy for inviting me along and being a great host. I had lots of fun and enjoyed it being so interactive. As promised, some links relevant…

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Jesse Liberty Silverlight Tour of the UK and Ireland in April

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I was presenting at the excellent .NET Developer Network in Bristol last night run by the awesome Guy Smith-Ferrier. Guy reminded me of this awesome news which needs broadcasting widely – Jesse Liberty is in town in April. Sweet. Stolen directly from Guys post: “Jesse Liberty,…

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Q&A: How do I find out the status of the Windows Azure Platform services?

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink The Windows Azure Platform includes a status dashboard as well as RSS feeds for individual services and regions. You get to see the current status: As well as the history of an individual service: As I’m based in the UK, I subscribe to the North Europe…

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Visual Studio 2010 Conversion Wizard and Azure solutions – do not change target to .NET 4

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I am currently (Feb 2010) moving lots of Azure samples originally built in Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2010 RC. I just realised there is a simple mistake folks can fall into. Easy to do, easy to avoid. When opening an Azure solution originally built…

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In person events Feb through April 2010

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Just a brief note about events where you can expect to see me over the next few months in the UK (and TBH this post will be helpful reminder to me!) February DotNetDevNet – Thursday 25th February 2010 – talking Windows Azure and SQL Azure Azure…

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FREE Microsoft UK Tech Days April 12th to 16th in London, including Windows Phone 7

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink While I was on holiday last week we announced Tech Days. Tech Days is shaping up to be something rather good. It is a week-long series of free events run by Microsoft and technical communities to “Celebrate and inspire developers, IT professionals and IT Managers to…

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GuestPost: Introduction to Mocking

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I have previously posted on the area of Test Doubles and Mocking under the guise of Project NEric. I also have blogged on specific tools such as Pex and TypeMock – but I wouldn’t claim to be an expert on the area. Far from it. Luckily…

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Is Visual Studio 2010 RC crashing on you? Then install the patch

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink I did a session yesterday on Entity Framework 4 using Visual Studio 2010 RC. Unfortunately VS2010 crashed on me 4 or 5 times during my presentation whilst editing code (I resolved it by copy and paste from Notepad!). I was pretty convinced the issue was related…

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SyncToBlog #9 Cloud Links that caught my eye last week

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink Just getting a few interesting cloud links “down on paper”. I last did one of these on Azure in Dec 2009. Not everyone seems to know that Roger Jennings does a rocking job of collating links on Azure – e.g. Sunday Feb 14th. Recommended read -…

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Getting Windows Azure development working with the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate

Note: Cross posted from IUpdateable from Eric Nelson. Permalink If like me your are interested in Azure and want to use Visual Studio 2010, then you probably: Removed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Installed the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (Which all worked great for me) And then tried to create a new Cloud Service…

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