Installing Certificates in Windows Azure VMs

A little while ago I posted How To: Add an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service which talked about the whole process around adding an HTTPS endpoint and configuring & uploading the SSL certificate for that endpoint. This post is a follow up to that post to talk about installing any certificate to…

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Windows Azure Debugging: Matching an Instance in the DevFabric to its Process

One of the things I run into from time to time is the need/desire to match an instance I’m watching in the Development Fabric UI back to its process. This may be because I am sitting on a breakpoint in Visual Studio and want to look at the corresponding logs for that process in the…

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Windows Azure Instance & Storage Limits

Recently, a colleague of mine wrote about the Windows Azure instance limits: http://blog.toddysm.com/2010/01/windows-azure-role-instance-limits-explained.html His post is very complete, I recommend you have a look but here is my take: These are default limits that are in place to ensure that Windows Azure will always have VMs available to all of our customers.  If you have…

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Windows Azure WCF Add Service Reference Patch and Windows 7

For those of you that watched my Tips & Tricks session at PDC or followed along on my blog post, you’ll recall that I mentioned the following: In general, WCF works correctly on Windows Azure.  There is a problem using “add service reference” or svcutil but we have a patch to workaround the problem.  The…

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Windows Azure – Resolving "The Path is too long after being fully qualified" Error Message

When you run a cloud service on the development fabric, the development fabric uses a temporary folder to store a number of files including local storage locations, cached binaries, configuration, diagnostics information and cached compiled web site content. By default this location is: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\dftmp For the most part you won’t really care about this temporary…

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Walkthrough: Windows Azure Blob Storage (Nov 2009 and later)

Similar to the table storage walkthrough I posted last week, I updated this blog post for the Nov 2009/v1.0 and later release of the Windows Azure Tools. This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on Windows Azure that uses the Blob Storage service. It…

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Windows Azure Article in Visual Studio Magazine

Good article in Visual Studio Magazine this month on Windows Azure:  http://visualstudiomagazine.com/Articles/2010/01/01/App-Dev-from-the-Ground-Up.aspx Ok, I might be a bit biased — I get a few mentions in the article that I’m pretty jazzed about 🙂 The quotes are from my session at PDC ’09.  In case you missed it, you can always catch it here: Tips…

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Walkthrough: Windows Azure Table Storage (Nov 2009 and later)

This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on Windows Azure that uses the Table Storage Service. It serves as an introduction to both Windows Azure cloud services as well as using table storage.  Although there is a wealth of information out there on Windows…

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