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In this release (pretty big) you can remotely debug your Azure applications (Cloud services, Azure sites, and so on) with Visual Studio. A preview of Windows Azure Management Libraries for .NET is also included. Of course integrated sign-in is supported which means as far as resources...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3290) I showed you how to view details for a specific table in your Windows Azure Mobile Service using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to modify an existing table in yo...
This is the recording of the webcast in which I reviewed the deployment methodology ( http://aka.ms/AzureIaasMethod ) and walked through the PowerShell script for automating a deployment. You can get the script from http://aka.ms/QSK and set up Windows...(read more)
This is the recording of the webcast in which I reviewed the deployment methodology ( http://aka.ms/AzureIaasMethod ) and walked through the PowerShell script for automating a deployment. You can get the script from http://aka.ms/QSK and set up Windows...(read more)
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3283) I showed you how to list the tables associated with your Windows Azure Mobile Service. In this post I’ll show you how to view the details for a single table in your Windows Azure Mobile Service. Once again, just a ...
This Quick Start Kit is available for download and my webinar slides . #region [synopsis] #-------------------------------------------------------- # Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit ( http://aka.ms/QSK)      #------------------...(read more)
In my previous two posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to: How to create a table for your Windows Azure Mobile Service How to create a table for your Windows Azure Mobile Service with permissions In this post I’ll show you how to list...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3261) I showed you how to create a table in a SQL database for a Windows Azure Mobile Service using the cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to create a table and assign operation specific pe...
SQL Server 2012 supported backing up database to Windows Azure . Of course higher versions will also be capable and in fact SQL Server 2014 will also do so more easily. What if you wanted to backup your SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008R2 to the Cloud. Well, a new 3 st...
In my previous two posts I showed you how to: View a list of preview features available to a Windows Azure Mobile Service( http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3242) Enable a preview feature for a Windows Azure Mobile Service(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3242) In this post ...
In the context of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Lettie asked this question: “If we had one large storage pool and added individual user folders, do we have the ability to setup file security access to each individual user fold...
In the context of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Lettie asked this question: “If we had one large storage pool and added individual user folders, do we have the ability to setup file security access to each individual user fold...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3242) I showed you how to view the list of preview features available to a Windows Azure Mobile Service. In this post I’ll show you how to enable a preview feature. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the co...
In my previous post ( http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3230) I showed you how to list the details of a Windows Azure Mobile Service using the cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to view a list of preview features available to use with a Windows...
In my previous three posts I showed you how to: Create a new Windows Azure Mobile Service with a new SQL Database (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3200) Create a new Windows Azure Mobile Service that uses an existing SQL Database (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3209) Lis...
Recently we’ve been showing off a capability (currently in preview) called “Windows Azure Backup”, which is a simple file system backup and restore to/from Windows Azure storage.  At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks back, David asked: “Can Windows Azure Backup do a bare m...
Recently we’ve been showing off a capability (currently in preview) called “Windows Azure Backup”, which is a simple file system backup and restore to/from Windows Azure storage.  At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks back, David asked: “Can Windows Azure Backup do a bare m...
Recently I have been involved in a couple of projects which required both Lync EV and Exchange UM. In order to do some testing I needed to get some kind of PBX into my lab environment. After searching the internet I found a ton of information but not a single source that showed all the...
In this episode I welcome “Migration Mark” from the Building Clouds blog series on TechNet to discuss best practices for migrating your virtual machines to Microsoft Hyper-V as well as some free virtual machine migration tools that are available. Check out this great discussion on MAP ...
In this episode I welcome “Migration Mark” from the Building Clouds blog series on TechNet to discuss best practices for migrating your virtual machines to Microsoft Hyper-V as well as some free virtual machine migration tools that are available. Check out this great discussion on MAP ...
This excellent question was asked by Ralph at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago: “One of the questions asked by our VP relates to Azure backups protecting from user error rather than hardware failure or disaster recovery.  What is the Microsoft guidance on backing up ...
This excellent question was asked by Ralph at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago: “One of the questions asked by our VP relates to Azure backups protecting from user error rather than hardware failure or disaster recovery.  What is the Microsoft guidance on backing up ...
Montreal, Canada, October 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) announces that graphic T-shirt producer and marketer Vision/Eleven Apparel Management Inc. has successfully implemented the Visual ERP.net™ and integrated e-commerce solut...
Recent Microsoft (MSFT) and Gartner announcements have put hybrid cloud front and center for the next 3-5 years, and for perhaps a much, much longer period.  Market caps for several players could be at stake: during these 3-5 years you could see the hybrid cloud eclipse the public clou...
In my previous posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to do the following: Create a new Windows Azure mobile service with a new SQL database. (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3200) Create a new Windows Azure mobile service that uses an ...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3200) I showed you how to provision a new Windows Azure mobile service and SQL database using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use the tools to provision a new Window...
In Saint Louis a couple of weeks ago at our Windows Azure IT Camp, Joe asked me this question: “When dealing with virtual machines and cloud for R&D. If during the process of researching you happen to download a contaminated file, can that file do harm to the actual machine tha...
In Saint Louis a couple of weeks ago at our Windows Azure IT Camp, Joe asked me this question: “When dealing with virtual machines and cloud for R&D. If during the process of researching you happen to download a contaminated file, can that file do harm to the actual machine tha...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3192) I showed you how to get a list of locations where you can deploy Windows Azure Mobile Services using the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to use the command line tools...
In my previous posts in this series I showed you how to install the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools, configure the tools for your Windows Azure account, and how to manager your Windows Azure web sites using the tools. In this post we’ll start to look at how to man...
At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure?  Most of our web ...
At our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago, Todd had a great question on protecting his cloud-based SQL Server: Kevin, Not sure this question was asked at the Azure IT boot camp but is there any future plans to segregate or ACL off the subnets in Azure?  Most of our web ...
The version I am now looking at is Oracle 11G Express. It is also entry level like its predecessor 10G, free with a small foot print. If you are looking at getting acquainted with Oracle you may sample the express which is based on the Oracle 11g Release 2 code base. The download link...
An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect fro...
An attendee at our IT Camp in Saint Louis a few weeks ago had an problem that is understandable: “Thanks for training session, I have a question.  Tried to RDP one of my VM’s at work and I can’t connect.  Possible firewall port issue?  I am going to try and connect fro...