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Windows Azure Storage Connection String

If you are not using Visual Studio Cloud Projects (where one cloud project and n-number of Web/Worker Role project(s)) and building simple WebSite, you may need this. This is the connection string you need in your Web.Config file under ConnectionStrings DefaultEndpointsProtocol=http;AccountName=[account_name];AccountKey=[account_key] After which you need to initiate by doing CloudStorageAccount csa = CloudStorageAccount.Parse(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DataConnection"].ConnectionString); Namoskar!!!… Read more

Windows Azure Table Storage

Windows Azure Table has changed quite a bit since SDK 1.x. So there are buch of new approaches and ways to handle them First we need to install WindowsAzure.Storage from http://nuget.org Now have the entity public class Employee : TableEntity{ public Employee() { this.PartitionKey = "emp"; this.RowKey = Guid.NewGuid().ToString(); } public string FullName { get;… Read more

Build Windows Phone Apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services from Ground Up

Windows Phone 8 works really well with Window Azure Mobile Services. Windows Azure portal gives us the startup apps, however you can also build from ground up. Here it is, Let’s say you have created a Windows Azure Mobile Service Once it is ready Grab the URL and Key. After that create a blank Windows… Read more

Windows Azure Mobile Services : Adding and Filtering Authenticated User in Table

When you authenticate you Mobile apps using Windows Azure Mobile Services you may want to add the user id in your table row. This way you can later filter them while reading. This sandbox filing would give a portal experience to the end user. Now this can be done at the client level but the… Read more

Windows Azure Storage 2.0 Changes

There are quite a few changes in Storage Library since SDK 1.8. Here are few resources on this Introducing Windows Azure Storage Client Library 2.0 for .NET and Windows Runtime Windows Azure Storage Emulator 1.8 Windows Azure Storage Client Library 2.0 Breaking Changes & Migration Guide Known Issues for Windows Azure Storage Client Library 2.0… 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

Windows Azure Tools Error “IISConfigurator.exe has stopped working”

I started getting this error after I had one Web Platform Installer download issue while updating my Windows Azure SDK 2.0. So I had uninstalled all the Windows Azure component from my control panel and was still getting “IISConfigurator.exe has stopped working”. I was trying a many things but some how when I changed the… Read more

Windows Azure Storage Explorer in Visual Studio 2012

After installing the new Windows Azure SDK 2.0 I am happy to see this new Server Explorer component which lets me connect and manipulate Windows Azure Storage Component. After I click there, I am able to associate the same management certificate which I have used to connect my Visual Studio 2012 for deployment. After I… Read more

How to make Visual Studio to talk to Windows Azure using Management Certificate

Visual Studio and Windows Azure goes hand in hand. However sometime new developer find it hard to manage certain basic stuff. One of it is Management Certificate. This certificate helps Visual Studio to connect to Windows Azure Portal. Hence it is so easy to deploy service to cloud. 1. You need a Visual Studio Cloud… Read more

My Next Partner Webcast Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure on April 19 at 10 AM Pacific Time

I am pleased to announce that I will be delivering the talk for Microsoft Partners on Managing, Debugging, and Monitoring Windows Azure Register https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?UserMode=0&ActivityId=785804 Target Audience: Professional Developer Level: 200-300 Content Type: Technical Desirable Prerequisites Good to have working knowledge of Visual Studio 2010 and C#. Session Details Windows Azure offers a number of ways… Read more

Windows Azure : Monitoring Storage Using Visual Studio Server Explorer

Using Visual Studio 2010 Server Explorer you can manage the Windows Azure Storage and Hosted Services. By default the development storage is added. If you want to add the live storage you can add them by selecting that node and right clicking After that Then add the required information. Namoskar!!!… Read more

Is my Windows Azure Working Properly

Check what is not working and the information is live at http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/?WT.mc_id=cmp_pst001_blg_post0063  You can subscribe to RSS and keep updated. That could be part of your product notification if you will.  This also shows the updated status. Namoskar!!!… Read more

Windows Phone 7.5 : Working with Azure Storage Table

If you have Windows Azure Table Storage and you want to access that from your phone then the best one to me to use the proxy or OData. Because then you will be able to control the number of rows as Phone has limited capacity and Azure Table Storage is massive. However, you can directly… Read more

Windows Azure Free Whitepapers Updated

Introducing the Windows Azure Platform Architecting Applications to Use Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Introducing Windows Azure Windows Azure and ISVs – A Guide for Decision Makers Windows Azure Security Overview Professional Developers Conference 2010 Video Player Windows HPC Server and Windows Azure Cloud Economics IT as a Service Cloud Platforms for Business Leaders An Introduction… Read more