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Windows Azure Training Kit April 2013 Released

Miscrosoft has released the Windows Azure Training Kit April 2013.

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure. The kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, de…

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Windows Azure Training Kit available

Microsoft has made available the Windows Azure Training Kit

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that use Windows Azure.

There are hands-on labs, demos…

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Azure Worker Role – Exiting Safely

The basic Azure Worker Role consists of a run method, an endless loop, and a sleep statement. Earlier this week, Magnus Martensson walked through implementing a more sophisticated wait object than the generic Thread.Sleep call. Which reminded me of a problem inherent in the basic Microsoft template.

Every exit is a crash.

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Converting a .Net Console Project to an Azure Worker Role Project

So lets say you’re building a worker role for Azure, but started it out as a Console app for faster local debugging. It comes time to deploy it to Azure for the first time, but there’s no option to convert a Console application to a Worker Role project.…

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Continuous Delivery – To The Cloud!

So what do you do when you have a nice little build lab with two implementations of an automated deployment pipeline that includes unit testing, automated interface testing, automated deployments, smoke testing, automated load tests, static analysis, warning tracking, and automated sort-of QA and production deployments?

Take it to the cloud, of course.

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E-Books in epu, mobi and pdf for Microsoft Technologies available for download

The Microsoft Technet site has made available a bunch of ebooks in epub, mobi and pdf formats

At this moment there are 11 books available, here is the list

ASP.NET
Deploying an ASP.NET Web Application to a Hosting Provider using Visual Studio…

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The Cloud as a Make-It-Finish-Sooner Dial

There’s been a lot of buzz about the cloud over the past years, with a lot of that attention going to IaaS and SaaS platforms, but there’s a revolution (or re-revolution) that is of even more importance, and that’s PaaS. What PaaS brings us is the ability to scale horizontally and treat CPU, memory, and storage as pools of resources that are as deep as our checkbooks allow.

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SQL Azure How To Rebuild A Clustered Index

In yesterday’s post A couple of things to be aware of when working with tables in SQL Azure I showed you some things to be aware of in regards to tables. Today let’s talk about how to rebuild an index

Let’s say you have a table with a clustered index…

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A couple of things to be aware of when working with tables in SQL Azure

I was messing around with SQL Azure today and noticed a couple of things that are not supported compared to the regular version of SQL Server in regards to tables. I will list these in this post.

All the code has been tested against the following ver…

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New 100MB database option and lower pricing across the board for SQL Azure

The cloud just go a whole lot cheaper for SQL Azure customers

To meet evolving customer needs across both ends of the database size spectrum, Microsoft announced that they are lowering the price of SQL Azure and introducing a 100MB database option…

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