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In my previous three posts I showed you how to change the scaling mode of a Windows Azure web site (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3143), how change the number of instances a site is running on (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3157), and how to change the size of the ins...
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
Here is a summary from Scott Gu's article found here regarding the most recent updates: Compute: New 2-CPU Core 14 GB RAM instance option Virtual Machines: Support for Oracle Software Images, Management Operations on Stopped VMs Active Directory: Richer Directory Management an...
In my previous two posts I showed you how to change the scaling mode of your web site () and how to change the number of instances your web site is running on (a href=”">). In this post I’ll show you how to change the size of the instance(s) your web site is running on. [.....
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3143) I showed you how to change the mode of your Windows Azure web site from the cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to increase and decrease the number of instances the web site is running...
There’s been lots of buzz on the enterprise hypervisor front over the past month … In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, the latest major releases of the Windows Server and System Center families. In addition, at VMworld t...
It’s been over a year now since I posted my last in the series “So many questions. So little time.” “August 20, 2012 to be exact.” Yes indeed.  And now that I’m again giving my IT Camp attendees the ability to submit their questions to me in writing, their questions become a rea...
It’s been over a year now since I posted my last in the series “So many questions. So little time.” “August 20, 2012 to be exact.” Yes indeed.  And now that I’m again giving my IT Camp attendees the ability to submit their questions to me in writing, their questions become a rea...
In my three previous posts I showed you how to stop (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3115), start (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3124), and restart( http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3131) and Windows Azure web site using the cross platform command line tools. In t...
You can now have Oracle on windows Azure. Right now (effective immediately) it is in preview which means it is the time for you to check it out without shedding too many dollars. This became possible as a result of a partnership between Oracle and Microsoft.   Customers ...
You can now have Oracle on windows Azure. Right now (effective immediately) it is in preview which means it is the time for you to check it out without shedding too many dollars.
You can now have Oracle on windows Azure. Right now (effective immediately) it is in preview which means it is the time for you to check it out without shedding too many dollars.
We are currently in a cloud storage consolidation phase,  magnified by this week’s Nirvanix wind-down news. As I checked Nirvanix web site, the whole site is gone, and replaced by a single notice. This is not the first time we saw in this cloud
Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? By Greg Schulz Cloud conversations: Has Nirvanix shutdown caused cloud confidence concerns? Recently seven plus year old cloud storage startup Nirvanix announced that they were finally shutting d...
Two factor authetication beefs up the usual username/password atuhentication by laying in another layer. You sign-in with username/password but then the atuhentication proceeds after verifying on a mobil device; an automated telephone call or a text message with a passcode.  Thi...
Two factor authentication beefs up the usual username/password authentication by laying in another layer. You sign-in with username/password
Two factor authentication beefs up the usual username/password authentication by laying in another layer. You sign-in with username/password
In my last two posts I showed you how to stop (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3115) and start (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3124) a Windows Azure web site. In this post I’ll show you how to restart a Windows Azure web site. Once again, just a reminder that IR...
Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn the critical skills that modern developers need to know. Take part in these hands-on workshops and get trained in the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. Discover the latest Windows Azure development...(read more)
Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn the critical skills that modern developers need to know. Take part in these hands-on workshops and get trained in the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. Discover the latest Windows Azure development...(read more)
In my last post http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3115 I showed you how to stop a Windows Azure web site using the cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to start a stopped site. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line too...
In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3107) I showed you how to browse directly to a Windows Azure web site using the Azure CLI. In this post we’ll start looking at how to perform management operations on a web site. We’ll start with stopping a running web...
And we’ll support you! Today Microsoft and Oracle announce the availability of Oracle virtual machine images on Windows Azure.  As you may recall, on June 24 of this year (which happens to be my birthday every year), we announced.. “…a partnership that will enable customers...
And we’ll support you! Today Microsoft and Oracle announce the availability of Oracle virtual machine images on Windows Azure.  As you may recall, on June 24 of this year (which happens to be my birthday every year), we announced.. “…a partnership that will enable customers...
In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft has added a new virtual machine size available in Windows Azure.  To go along with our really big “A6” and “A7” sizes, there is now an “A5” machine size… So, if don’t have a need for so many processors, but need a bigger chunk of RAM, you’...
In case you haven’t noticed, Microsoft has added a new virtual machine size available in Windows Azure.  To go along with our really big “A6” and “A7” sizes, there is now an “A5” machine size… So, if don’t have a need for so many processors, but need a bigger chunk of RAM, you’...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3100 ) I showed you how to view details of a specific Windows Azure web site from the cross platform command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to browse directly to that web site. Once again, just a reminder tha...
I’ve been speaking with lots of IT Pros over the past several weeks about the new storage improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2, and one feature in particular has gained a ton of attention: automated Storage Tiers as part of the new Storage Spaces feature set. However, not all of us...
In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3094) I showed you how to list all the web sites you currently have running in Windows Azure using the azure site list command. In this post I’ll show you how to display the details of one site. Once again, just a remind...
In my previous three posts I showed you three different ways to create Windows Azure web sites from the cross platform command line tools: Creating a web site (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3027) Creating a web site with Git enabled (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3058...
In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3058) I showed you how to create a Windows Azure web site that is integrated with Git from the command line. The benefit of this approach its that you can modify your web site locally, and once you’re happy with it you can p...
Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provid...
In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3027) I showed you how to create a Windows Azure web site from the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to create a web site that has Git enabled. I’ll also show you how to deploy updates to your site using Git...
Here is a little snapshot of what we will be doing at the IT Camps in Bellevue and Portland (as well as other cities around the US).   Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev/Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services · Get Started...(read more)
Here is a little snapshot of what we will be doing at the IT Camps in Bellevue and Portland (as well as other cities around the US).   Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev/Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services · Get Started...(read more)
Okay folks, I am going to toss a little reality your way. These are tough times. Wages are flat, the economy is still recovering and unemployment is still to high. Many people are tightening their belts and being much more conservative when determining...(read more)
Right now Release Candidate (RC) 2013 is available which came out in September. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with many new features will be launched November 13. Things you find in this version: Innovative new features to boost productivity: Improvements to UI - more than 400 ...