RDP to Ubuntu Linux VM in Azure

Wanting to try out some of the cross-platform support available in Azure (http://azure.com) and Visual Studio Online (http://visualstudioonline.com), I created an Ubuntu 14.x VM in Azure this evening. I wanted to RDP into it, so I followed Planky’s excellent instructions here (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/plankytronixx/archive/2013/11/12/running-a-remote-desktop-on-a-windows-azure-linux-vm.aspx) BUT, when I connected via RDP, all I saw was a big gray screen…….

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Keep up with the latest Team Foundation Service releases

Here’s an always up-to-date list of all the releases that have been pushed into Team Foundation Service: http://tfs.visualstudio.com/news/release-archive. As you can see, the TFService team is into continuous value delivery. Are you? Haven’t tried Team Foundation Service? Get started for free today: http://tfs.visualstudio.com -bliz

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Have techie friends in Europe?

Let ‘em know that the Microsoft TechEd Europe session list has been posted here: http://europe.msteched.com/Sessions. Where & When? Amsterdam on June 26 – 29. I’ve never been to Europe. . . Anyone want to sponsor me? : ) Enjoy!

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Another “be what’s next” moment

In yet another instance of getting real, I just swapped out the backend database for SnowstormLife.com to a SQL Azure Database. (The website itself is still on a 3rd party host, not on Windows Azure yet.) It wasn’t that difficult. I simply needed to Create a SQL Azure Database (I already had an account) Create…

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