• Headed to Dog Food!

    by  • August 20, 2014

    So years and years ago I helped a buddy, Danilo Casino, start an event called Dog Food Con. The purpose was to provide a two day event, during the work week, that enterprise customers of Microsoft could learn all of the latest and greatest about the platform. It is geared for IT Pros and...

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    My Farewell to the Community

    by  • August 2, 2013

    <warning>Just to be clear up front, this isn’t some rant about how I was offended at some event, or lost a twitter purse fight, and how I am having a public toddler meltdown and deleting all of my content and history to spite the world. I figured that’s been done enough as it is./>...

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    Helping an ISV look at their cloud options

    by  • June 6, 2013

    I met with a medium sized ISV the other week. They make a software application for service companies. Some of their customers are one guy and a van, and others are giant companies. Their software helps manage the service appointments from the customer’s central office. They also have a mobile app that runs on...

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    But wait! That’s not all! More Azure Awesomeness!

    by  • June 3, 2013

    And the updates and news about Windows Azure keeps rolling in today. We are making tons of announcements at TechEd this week. Here are some more: You should read part one of these announcements. 1. MSDN licenses are now officially allowed to be used in Windows Azure environments (for dev/test). 2. MSDN subscribers get...

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    How to get a sticky load balancer in Windows Azure

    by  • May 31, 2013

    Windows Azure has a load balancer that you can use for free. It is used mostly to load balance port 80 (aka web traffic) across a group of identically configured web servers, although it can be used to load balance any TCP/UDP port. It is not a sticky load balancer. Most load balancers in...

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    Code Project’s Azure Cloud Challenge

    by  • May 30, 2013

    We have started a new Azure Cloud Challenge, in partnership with Code Project. It is already on going, but you can catch up with plenty of time to go. There are essentially five challenges that you will work through. Over time you will build a web application hosted on Azure that uses Azure data...

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    Scaffolding Tool for Windows Azure Mobile Services

    by  • May 28, 2013

    One of my biggest mantras is: “Write only the code that only you can write” What I mean is, if the code you are writing could be written by any competent developer (because it is infrastructure and not germane to the IP or ‘special sauce’ of what you are doing) then you should find...

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    Attend a pilot event for a new tour series

    by  • May 21, 2013

    We like to play with our format for events from time to time, and this time we are looking at a series of half day events that cover a specific scenario, instead of technical features. Our goal is to cover the in’s and out’s of that scenario. With a half day format we can...

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    Windows Azure SDK 2.0 Released!

    by  • May 20, 2013

    Go get it now! So what’s new? Web Sites – VS Tooling for diagnostics, management, and simplified publishing Cloud Services Diagnostics – VS Tooling for configuring and viewing diagnostics data on a live service without redeployment Cloud Services – Support for newly available high memory VM sizes Storage – Storage client 2.0 in new...

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