Packaging up Dependencies

Albert Pascual just posted an interesting article on his experience using Windows Azure.  A good read. One thing that stuck out to me was his point about how if you have a reference to an assembly that in turn references other assemblies that are not being pulled in directly to the web role — those…

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Multiple Service Configurations for a Windows Azure Cloud Service

In the PDC ’08 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, when you create a new Cloud Service project, that project will contain associations to 0 or 1 web roles and 0 or 1 worker roles.  It will also include a single Service Definition and single Service Configuration files. You’ll notice that…

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Your Live Mesh in your car

azurejournal just posted an article, Porsche, Live Mesh and Windows Azure which touches on a cool experience that is enabled through Cloud technologies. That kind of thing is exactly what got me excited about the future of the Cloud in the first place and led me to seek out and join the Cloud Computing Tools team. …

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Updated: Walkthrough on Deploying a Cloud Service (on Windows Azure)

I’ve updated the walkthrough I wrote on Deploying a Cloud Service on MSDN based on some feedback.  Hopefully it provides more clarity into when you should use the various endpoints (cloudservice.table.core.windows.net versus table.core.windows.net for example) and is a little more concise on some of the terminology. It’s a quick and useful read for when you…

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Creating Tables

A coworker of mine, Steve Marx, recently posted about creating tables only once due to the performance hit you take when you go to create tables that already exist. This is a good thing to know and I decided to update my Simple Table Storage sample to follow the pattern that our Personal Web SIte…

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