How to: Add an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service

Back in May I posted about Adding an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service and with the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools, that article is now obsolete. In the last week I received a number of requests to post a new article about how to add HTTPS endpoints with the…

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Web Site Projects and Windows Azure

Currently (November 2009), the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio only support Web Application projects – the type of Web projects that have a project file and are compiled. For most folks, they reason to choose a Web Site project was for the ability to update it easily on the server and generally, the target…

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Add and Vote for Windows Azure Features

[Changing title to be more clear] Mike Wickstrand, the director of Windows Azure product planning has put together a site where you can post and vote for Windows Azure ideas: http://www.mygreatwindowsazureidea.com The idea came from the success we had with the Silverlight feature suggestions page and we hope to duplicate that success. Please take the…

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ASP.NET Provider Scripts for SQL Azure

If you want to use the ASP.NET Providers (membership, role, personalization, profile, web event provider) with SQL Azure, you’ll need to use the the following scripts or aspnet-regAzure.exe tool to setup the database: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/2006191 Currently the only provider which is not supported on SQL Azure is the session state provider. Personally, I like using SSMS…

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Videos of the Windows Azure Sessions at PDC09

Here are the videos of the Windows Azure sessions at PDC09.  Lots of useful content, the sessions were well attended and well received. At the time of this writing, some of the videos are not yet posted but they will be by the end of the week. Enjoy. Windows Azure Sessions My session — Tips…

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ASP.NET MVC and Windows Azure (November 2009 edition)

With the November release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, we’ve done some things in Visual Studio 2010 to make it easier to use ASP.NET MVC and Windows Azure together. Note:  In the November release of the Tools + SDK, Windows Azure only supports .NET 3.5 SP1, .NET 4.0 projects are not…

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Using the Sample Windows Azure ASP.NET Providers

Previously, the sample Windows Azure ASP.NET providers were included in the samples folder that was installed with the SDK. As of the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools & SDK, this is no longer the case.  The samples are available online at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsazuresamples. To use these samples: 1. Download the samples and unzip…

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Tips and Tricks for Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications that Run on Windows Azure

Thanks to everyone who attended my session at PDC today.  I really hope that you took something useful away from it. As mentioned in the session, I’m posting the set of tips that were covered.  You can now view the session online at: http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/SVC53 If you missed my session, I went through a “green field”…

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Tools to Configure Windows Azure Service Definition and Configuration Files

One of the features we added to the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools are tools to configure the Service Definition and Service Configuration files – yes, no more XML editing! To access the “Service Model Configuration Pages”, right click on the role under the Cloud Service “Roles” node in Solution Explorer and…

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3 Short Videos – Introduction to Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

 [Update 2/10/2010 – These videos moved so I needed to update the links.] Straight from the halls of Microsoft – a 3 video series on building Windows Azure applications using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.  The videos showcase the Windows Azure Tools. The goal was to focus on the developer experiences and to keep the videos…

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