Round up of recent Posts around Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0

As of today there have been 295 downloads of the Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0. In the past week or so I’ve blogged about a few additional samples. One of them details a fully scripted deployment of a Windows Azure CSPGK file using only PowerShell! http://michaelwasham.com/2011/09/21/automate-it-deploying-a-windows-azure-service-package-from-powershell/ I’ve also posted a few others on managing SQL…

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Managing Performance Counter Logs with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0

I put together a sample on how you can configure, download, analyze and manage your performance counter logs on a Windows Azure service all through the new capabilities we’ve added with Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0. Here is a link to the detailed article: http://michaelwasham.com/2011/09/19/windows-azure-diagnostics-and-powershell-performance-counters/ If you haven’t downloaded the 2.0 Cmdlets: http://wappowershell.codeplex.com/  

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Windows Azure PowerShell Cmdlets 2.0 have been released!

Even while we are here at BUILD we are working hard to make deploying and managing your Windows Azure applications simpler. We have made some significant improvements to the Windows Azure Platform PowerShell Cmdlets and we are proud to announce we are releasing them today on CodePlex: http://wappowershell.codeplex.com/releases/view/73463. In this release we focused on the…

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Debugging Windows Azure Applications with ADPlus.exe

I wrote an example of how you can use PowerShell to automate attaching adplus.exe to all instances of a role in your Windows Azure deployment. This can be EXTREMELY handy for tracking down random crashes that are just difficult to figure out through logging/instrumentation alone. This is definitely not something you want to run with full…

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Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure 1.4 (August 2011)

An updated release of Visual Studio Tools for Windows Azure have been released. You can download them here though the Web Platform Installer. New in this release: –          Profile applications running in Windows Azure. –          Create ASP.Net MVC3 Web Roles. –          Manage multiple service configurations in one cloud project. –          Improved validation of Windows Azure packages. I…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Queues with Native C++

In between preparing for the BUILD event in September I’ve been hacking away with C++ and Windows Azure AppFabric queues. I put together a short (well short by C++ standards) example of using WinHTTP to access AppFabric queues from native C++.  Windows Azure AppFabric Queues with Native Code (C++)

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Understanding Windows Azure AppFabric Queues

Interview with Principal Technical Lead Clemens Vasters and Principal Development Manager Murali Krishnaprasad (MK) regarding the May 2011 CTP release of Windows Azure AppFabric. We discuss new technologies such as Topics, Queues, Subscriptions and how this relates to doing async development in the cloud. Michael Washam’s Blog

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TechEd 2011 Fun Stuff

I made my first demo in Norm Judah’s foundation session! http://michaelwasham.com/2011/05/18/my-first-teched-demo-and-the-rest-of-teched-2011-recorded-sessions/ The most exciting tech (for me) was the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP announcements: http://michaelwasham.com/2011/05/18/azure-appfabric-may-ctp-announced-at-teched/    

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COM+ and Serviced Components within Windows Azure

I have started writing some articles on how to deploy COM+ out into the cloud. The first post is here: http://michaelwasham.com/2011/05/15/com-and-serviced-components-within-windows-azure/. It gives an overview of what is available and what isn’t. The second post can be found here: http://michaelwasham.com/2011/05/15/deploying-a-com-servicedcomponent-to-windows-azure/ and it goes into the details on how to deploy a COM+ object on a worker…

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How to Start a Service from an Azure Worker Role

I just made a quick follow up post on my primary blog regarding starting a Windows Service from the Run() method of an Azure role. If you set the service to manual and start it using the ServiceController class the service “should” fall within guest firewall’s rules and allow communication over your internal endpoint without…

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