Windows Azure RoleEntryPoint Method Call Order

I saw an internal discussion that had some information I thought would be useful to share.  It’s about how some of the methods in RoleEntryPoint get called. In the case of a Worker Role, the RoleEntryPoint class is the class you derive to write your code.  When you create a new Worker Role project in…


Where to Find your Windows Azure Billable Usage Info

This weekend I had someone email me asking me to blog about where to find the usage info used for billing because they were having a hard time finding it and figured others were having difficulty as well. Coincidentally, I saw an internal thread this morning where someone was asking the very same question so……


Migrating an Existing ASP.NET App to run on Windows Azure

This post has 2 main parts.  The first part is an update to a post I wrote back in February 2009 about using an existing ASP.NET Web Application as Web Role and rolls in information from this post and this post.  The second part is about migrating an existing database running on SQL Express and…


Windows Azure Compute Hours include the time your Deployment is Stopped

One of my tenets on this blog is to not do posts that simply point to someone else’s post.  I’m breaking that tenant today because of something I just found out that I think is super important for all Windows Azure customers to be clear on and saw that Ryan Dunn had already posted about…


Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the creation, building, configuring, debugging, running and packaging of scalable web applications and services on Windows Azure. The February 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio support the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 RC….


February 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio v1.1

I’m pleased to announce that the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 (direct link while the release propagates) has been released to coincide with the general availability of Windows Azure. This release supports VS 2008 and the upcoming VS 2010 RC.  For VS 2010 Beta 2 please use the November 2009 release. New…