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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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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SpaceBlock File Transfer Utility now Supports Windows Azure Blob Storage

Right on the heels of my post on how to use the CloudDrive sample to access the logs for your service running on Windows Azure, John Spurlock posted a link to SpaceBlock on the Windows Azure forum that now supports Windows Azure Blob Storage. This is really cool and actually a much easier way to…

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Silverlight MediaElement Playing a Video stored in Windows Azure Blob Storage

There are two things that I want to show in this post: That you can use Silverlight in a Windows Azure Cloud Service That you can stream a movie progressively via http (more about that here) from Windows Azure Blob storage The code is attached to this blog post.  Note that you will have to…

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Windows Azure Walkthrough: Blob Storage Sample

Please see the updated post for November 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 Blob Storage service. It is not trying to be comprehensive or trying to dive deep in the technology, it just serves…

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