Using the Portal: Auto-upgrade mode to manage the Windows Azure guest OS for your service

Some time back I posted about the new feature that was release for Windows Azure: Windows Azure guest OS auto-upgrade. In this post we walk through the feature using the Developer Portal UI. The portal makes enabling auto-upgrade mode for your service even easier.   1. New Deployment: For a new deployment, auto-upgrade mode is…

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Introducing: Auto-upgrade mode to manage the Windows Azure guest OS for your service

Summary Today we released the Windows Azure guest OS Auto-upgrade feature to help you keep your service running on the latest operating system available for Windows Azure. The platform automatically upgrades your service to use the latest OS whenever it becomes available without you have to worry about it. This helps you keep your service…

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February 2010 release of Windows Azure Tools and SDK

After a long haitus (read: vacation), I am pleased to be back.  And what better time to be at it than today, when Windows Azure announced the general availability for the platform in 21 countries.  I am also pleased to announce the release the February 2010 (v1.1) release of the Tools and SDK today. This release…

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Windows Azure Walkthrough: Simple Logging

With Windows Azure Diagnostics, applications can perform logging  using the familiar .Net Trace() APIs. In this post we will create a new Cloud Service project using and look at the wiring that is done automatically to make Windows Azure Diagnostics, and specifically simple logging, work.   Simple Logging in a new Cloud Service project 1.      …

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Introducing Windows Azure Diagnostics

You may have seen the announcement of the latest release (November 2009) of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK. We are PDC 2009 in Los Angeles introducing a bunch of these new platform features and discussing these with the folks who are really going to make these shine, you, the developers! Today I wanted to…

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