Rapid Developer Deploy to Windows Azure

At PDC10, I did a session Building, Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications that covered the end to end experience of using Windows Azure. To watch the recording, go to http://player.microsoftpdc.com/session click on “Guide”, my session is at 1130 on Thursday. As part of the session I was able to show some of the cool…

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TechEd Session Takeaways – Using Visual Studio to build Windows Azure Applications

Thank you to all of you who attended my session at TechEd 2010 – COS307 | Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications That Run on Windows Azure Here are some of the key takeaways and links from the session: Lots of New Tools The June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools has…

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Hope to see you at my Mix ‘10 Windows Azure session

  I’m really excited about Mix ‘10 this year.  There’s going to be a lot of cool announcements and sessions. One of the sessions I’d love to see you at is my session on building Windows Azure applications with Visual Studio (Tuesday right after the keynote at 11:30 in Breakers L): Building and Deploying Windows…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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