Running Mission Critical Solutions on Windows Azure

I wanted to follow up on my previous post for Common Tip and post something that covers how Upgrades work, how to achieve maximum availability and scale along with deployment and monitoring recommendations. With Windows Azure there are a lot of options on how to manage and implement deployments, upgrades, scale and availability.  Mission Critical applications…

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Common Windows Azure Tips

Here are several simple tips if you are planning to leverage Windows Azure for your applications: Application Settings – Don’t use the web.config to store application settings, specifically environmental application settings. For example: SQL Connection strings, should be stored in theService Configuration not the web.config. The problem is since the web.config is part of the deployment…

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Changes

I can’t believe I’ve neglected this blog for 2 years, I’m blowing the dust off the keyboard and getting back to it. There’s been a lot of changes in my professional life – I’ve changed roles at Microsoft, again.  I’m now with Premier Mission Critical support, generally supporting our PMC Azure customers.  About my new…

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