Learning Windows Azure through Hands On Labs Online (HOLO)

Sign up for our Hands-on Lab Online (HOLO) event today. 1. Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Cloud Services October 30, 2012, 9 am Pacific Time https://aka.ms/WAHOLO121030 2. Hands-on Lab Online: Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database October 31, 2012, 9 am Pacific Time https://aka.ms/WAHOLO121031   What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where…

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Windows Azure Management Portal Enhancements

In a recent post ScottGu provides a detailed count of a number of improvements to Windows Azure management portal. Service Bus Management and Monitoring Support for Managing Co-administrators Import/Export support for SQL Databases Virtual Machine Experience Enhancements Improved Cloud Service Status Notifications Media Services Monitoring Support Storage Container Creation and Access Control Support Check out…

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Building a CRM 2011 dev box using a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

I am a big fan of each the One Organization per Developer approach to team development with Dynamics CRM 2011.  Additionally, I think every CRM developer should have their own isolated development environment (just like most traditional development environments).  Some of the benefits: … read more …

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CRM Online myth busters

DISCMLAIMER: Parts of this blog post contain my opinion and don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of my employer, nor is it an official endorsement by Microsoft of any of the tools / technologies I mention. I’ve been in my new role, focusing on Dynamics CRM, for about 7 months now.  Having focused on Windows Azure…

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Developer Tools for Creating Client, Cloud and Phone Apps on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

You can download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview first and then Windows 8 tools and SDK. The latter includes Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8, which is your tool to build Metro style apps, the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and project templates. Tools for Creating Windows Azure apps…

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Cross domain calls to the parent CRM 2011 form

I’ve spoken to some folks recently who built solutions using CRM 4.0 and were fond of the ability to put custom ASP.NET (aspx) pages in the ISV folder.  As of CRM 2011, this is a deprecated feature. This has caused a bit of heartache and frustration with those fond of the feature.  The CRM 2011…

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ARCast.TV – David Aiken on Azure Architecture Patterns

  David Aiken is a Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure. David is responsible for: ·         Bid Now Sample at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/BidNowSample. ·         Windows Azure Platform training kit and Channel 9 learning course. ·         Windows Azure MMC ·         Windows Azure Table Browser ·         Windows Azure Management PowerShell CmdLets In this episode David talks to Bob Familiar about…

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