New-AzureStorageShare : The given share name/prefix ‘Sampleshare’ is not a valid name for a file share of Microsoft Azure File Service.

  After struggling with this unhelpful error for a few minutes I finally figured out what it was meat to say… When you create a Microsoft Azure File storage you may encounter the above error while following the tutorial here.  Setting the context once you get the name of the storage account and the private…

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Failed to delete Storage account ‘xyz07bgys83j7hk’.

I was playing around with Windows Azure Virtual Machines the last couple of days and after deleting a bunch of them I noticed I had some storage containers that were obviously related but no longer necessary.  The most obvious thing to do at this stage is to delete them right?  That’s too simple (but actually…

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Look mom, no plugins – HTML 5 sites that Rock!

I was watching some screencasts on HTML 5 and I wanted to share some samples that highlight the beauty of the web when surfaced through HTML5. Comic style animation from a great movie with some nice audio: http://disneydigitalbooks.go.com/tron/ Fancy a new car, check out BMW: http://joydefinesthefuture.com/ Nice use of video and canvas to follow their…

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Bringing back the FUN to programming!

I just wanted to create a small post that could act as a starting point or reference for all those people seeking to embark on a career in programming.  We’ve all played games on our PC’s, games consoles or on the internet through a browser. Or perhaps you have used some applications on your computers…

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