Automating Deployment on Azure Web Apps

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Development MVP Matias Quaranta as part of our Technical Tuesday series. In today’s agile development teams we require more than the old deployment methods like FTP or WebDeploy where one member had the “Deploy” task on the delivery pipeline. I’ll go as far as to say…


Using Application Insights to Improve Mobile Beta Testing

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Platform Development MVP Matt Lacey as part of our Technical Tuesday series. There are lots of different types of testing. In this article I’m going to refer to what is often called “beta testing”. That is testing that is performed by a small number of people…


Moving Your SQL Databases to Azure – Things to Know

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SQL Server MVP Martina White as part of our Technical Tuesday series. SQL Azure is a compelling platform for data storage. It’s cheap, reliable, and highly accessible. However, it’s not identical to SQL Server on-premise, and there are a number of things to be aware of when…


How to Try Web Apps and Mobile Apps for Free

Editor’s note: The following post was written by .NET MVP Sara Silva as part of our Technical Tuesday series To use Microsoft Azure it is necessary to link a credit card to the account, otherwise it is not possible to create a new account, which in some cases blocks new clients to try Azure. To…


Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from SharePoint MVP Inderjeet Singh Jaggi and is the 53rd in the series. Thanks, Inderjeet! Create a SharePoint Production Farm on Azure After the release of my first MVP blog post,…


Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)

Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Server for Small and Medium Business MVP Sharon Bennett Five Azure Options for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) As I speak to MS partners from across the country, a single theme always emerges from the discussions: “how do I make Azure work for my SMB clients?”…


Getting Started with Microsoft Azure

Editor’s note: The following post was written by .Net MVP Dirk Strauss What is Microsoft Azure? It sometimes surprises me how little some developers know about Microsoft Azure. I would also assume that this has a lot to do with the fact that many developers get to know Microsoft Azure if and when they need…


Creating a Lab on Windows Azure

Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint Server MVP Inderjeet Singh Jaggi   Creating a Lab on Windows Azure Recently when I got access to Azure I wanted to create my lab on Azure which took me days to figure out the process. It is similar to what we do on our Hyper V machines…


SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas

Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, now celebrating their 30th year, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Cluster MVP David Bermingham which is the 44th in the series. SQL Server High Availability in Windows Azure Iaas When deploying SQL Server in Windows…