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.NET, Cloud and everything

Delete an Azure Active Directory

Problem When you try to delete an Active Directory you will go crazy because  You will get an error   You will clean all the users but will still get the below error.   You try to clean up all the applications in the list of applications. You select “Applications my Company owns” and the… Read more

Top 10 things while migrating existing Web Applications to Azure

Microsoft Azure is another sophisticated hosting platform. For Web Sites where we have code written and wanted to move it to Azure we would obviously be facing some challenges if it as never designed for distributed environment, 1. Should not use In-Proc Sessions. In Web development it is very common to use sessions. Sessions are… Read more

Effectively use Azure MSDN Account to avoid exceeding the quota

Many of you use Free MSDN Azure account for Dev/Test. This post is all about using Free Azure account which has a limited quota for use. A lot of times where these kind accounts are temporarily suspected due to the excess use. I am writing this based on my personal experience maintaining similar account for… Read more

Build 2014 some of my favorite sessions on Azure

What’s New for Azure Developers in Visual Studio and Azure SDK https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-585   Developing Office 365 Cloud Business Apps https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-573   What’s New for ASP.NET and Web in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Beyond https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-602   Microsoft Azure Storage – What’s New, Best Practices and Patterns https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-628   What’s New in IaaS for Developers… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning(MAP) Toolkit

MAP or Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 365, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and Windows Azure. The… Read more

Connecting and Managing MySQL of Windows Azure

Windows Azure provides the MySQL database but unfortunately we do not have any portal feature to work with the MySQL database associated with the Windows Azure WebSite. There is always a way, Let’s assume I have created a WebSite which has MySQL. For example I have created the website from gallery and selected the WordPress… Read more

Azure OData and Windows Phone 7

In this post I am planning to cover the topic where we will be exposing data in SQL Azure using WCF Data Services and consume it from Windows Phone 7. We have data available in SQL Azure. So we will create one let’s say and application ASP.NET MVC and add the Entity Framework data model… Read more

Moving On-premises SQL Server Database to SQL Azure

Is very easy and can’t think of anything simple. I did it with my favorite TestDB database Open SQL Server Management Studio. Right click the database and select Generate Script After that run the wizard as below   Select “Script entire database and all database objects” Select “Save to new query window” and click advanced…. Read more

Windows Azure Tips

How to: Build a Windows Azure Application How to Configure Virtual Machine Sizes How to Configure Connection Strings How to Configure Operating System Versions How to Configure Local Storage Resources How to Create a Certificate for a Role How to Create a Remote Desktop Protocol File How to Define Environment Variables Before a Role Starts… Read more

Windows Azure – Adding Portal Co-Admin

Earlier it was concern with a many customers regarding the credential sharing. Generally big bosses used to purchase the azure account and developers were using it. Then only one Live Account was allowed to login to one subscription, they had to share the user id and password which would not be an acceptable way. Now,… Read more

Windows Azure Billing – Understand usage statement

Every month you get a bill of your Windows Azure Platform usage. Below is the guide to help you understand the inside of it. You may also find some unused Hosted Service causing the pic of your bill. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/support/understandbill/ If you are a register Windows Azure user, you can check your bill at https://mocp.microsoftonline.com Namoskar!!!… Read more

Free Windows Azure till June 2011

Sign-up now to get free access to the following Windows Azure platform resources: Compute: 750 hours of an Extra Small Compute Instance 25 hours of a Small Compute Instance Storage: 500MB 10k Storage transactions Data Transfers: 500MB in / 500MB out Relational Database: 1G Web Edition SQL Azure database (for 90 days only) AppFabric Access… Read more

Windows Azure Tools Error and Troubleshooting

When you try to develop Windows Azure Application using your Visual Studio 2010 and get the following error Windows Azure Tools: Failed to initialize Windows Azure storage emulator. Unable to start Development Storage. Few simple steps you need to follow is 1. Go to Windows Azure SDK folder under program files 2. Find DSInit.exe from… Read more

Azure AppFabric : Two possible errors and troubleshooting

Azure AppFabric Access Control is an easy to implement feature. While I was trying to add it to one of my applications, I found two show stopping errors. 1. A potentially dangerous Request.Form value was detected from the client (wresult="<t:RequestSecurityTo…"). To solve you need to do two things a. Add below to Web.Config under <System.web>… Read more

Windows Azure Storage Table Simplified

With Windows Azure 1.3 release I am super excited to see the most desired features addition and new portal. I will be posting on new feature soon. What remains the same as backbone of Windows Azure is the storage mechanism – a robust, secured and accessible location to capture user data apart from regular SQL… Read more

What’s new in Windows Azure

What’s new in Windows Azure which is coming up next? In PDC 2010 bunch of new features like, Virtual Machine Role Extra Small Instance Virtual Network Remote Desktop Azure Marketplace And many more. To find more on it http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/pdcannouncements/ I feel strongly that, with VMRole and Remote Desktop migration will be much more easier. We… Read more

What is Private Cloud – Watch it out Live!!!

Register today! http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032432793&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US   TechNet Webcast: Building a Private Cloud with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Enterprises (Level 300)   Event ID: 1032432793   Register Online         Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager,Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007. Audience(s): IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist. Duration: 60 Minutes Start Date:… Read more

Presenting Windows Azure in Talking Tech 2009

I am currently back from New Delhi where I have presented Windows Azure – Microsoft Cloud Computing. This Saturday I am going to Chennai for the same purpose. In Delhi (actually in Gurgaon) I enjoyed the interactivity where people had lots of questions. Just wanted to face many more of such opportunities to help Developer… Read more

Azure : Pricing & Licensing Overview

Should you have question, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/azure/pricing.mspx How will Microsoft charge for the Azure Services Platform? Subject to certain limits, Azure Services will be available without charge during our Community Technology Preview (CTP). Once Microsoft Azure launches for commercial use, we will offer a portfolio of services and you will be billed according to your… Read more

Azure Services White Papers

Introducing the Azure™ Services Platform Using computers in the cloud can make lots of sense. Rather than buying and maintaining your own machines, why not exploit the acres of Internet-accessible servers on offer today? Get an early look into the Azure Services Platform in this White Paper by David Chappell. An Introduction to Microsoft .NET… Read more

Welcome to the World of Windows Azure

I am very much excited as I should be to start with my First Windows Azure Application. I did install the Azure related bits in my machine and got the token for uploading my test application. Then with the passion cherished by created the application which I am running at http://wriju.cloudapp.net, so let us enjoy…. Read more