Migrating a Blog to Windows Azure Web Sites

For many years, I’ve hosted my blog on Orcsweb.  I moved there about 5 years ago or so, after outgrowing webhost4life.  Orcsweb is a huge supporter of the community and has offered free hosting to MVPs and MSFTies, so it seemed like a no brainer to go to a first class host at no charge. …

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Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 7) Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 Apps – Authentication Tips and Tricks

At long last!  Our final installment to the series – check it out! About this Video: Wrapping up their  “Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 apps” series Brian Hitney , Andrew Duthie  and Peter Laudati, as they showoff some useful tips and tricks around authentication for your Windows Azure Mobile Server…

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Microsoft DevRadio: (Part 3) Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 Apps – ASP.NET Web API

Abstract: Back for part 3 in their series for “Using Windows Azure to Build Back-End Services for Windows 8 apps”, Peter Laudati, Brian Hitney and Andrew Duthie show us how easy it is to host services built with the ASP.NET Web API using the new Windows Azure Web Sites feature. Check out the full article…

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Skipping SSL Connections Locally

When developing locally, often times you don’t want to use SSL for a variety of reasons.  There’s no real point, since the request isn’t going over the wire.  Most of the time, connections are done via the loopback 127.0.0.1 address (although localhost can be used) which throws certificate errors.  This one problem is often easy…

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Getting Started with the Windows Azure Cache

Windows Azure has a great caching service that allows applications (whether or not they are hosted in Azure) to share in-memory cache as a middle tier service.  If you’ve followed the ol’ Velocity project, then you’re likely aware this was a distributed cache service you could install on Windows Server to build out a middle…

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Windows Azure for the ASP.NET Developer Series: Part 1 – Get Ready!

“Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.You can build applications using any language, tool or framework.” -WindowsAzure.com December 2011 A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Your ASP.NET Skills to the Cloud As a web developer, the technology you are…

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