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…


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…


Windows Azure Platform TCO/ROI Analysis Tool

We just released a tool to help you figure out how much money you can save by switching to Windows Azure.  It’s quite comprehensive and I’m sure will be quite useful for a lot folks. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/tco/ To give you a really rough idea of what this looks like:


Setting Up SQL Server Management Studio with SQL Server Express 2008 Installed

One of the things I’ve been playing with lately is SQL Azure.  I’ll post about my experience using Windows Azure and SQL Azure together shortly, this post is all about setting up SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) with SQL Server Express 2008. In order to use SSMS with SQL Azure, you need to have the…