This is one of the examples from my presentation about how to port existing ASP.NET applications to Windows Azure and how to build hybrid applications that work in multiple environments. One of important aspects is file storage that may have multiple implementations for different technical environments. In this posting I will introduce you my idea about generalized file access in web applications.Read more
With Visual Studio 2013 Microsoft also announced online version of Visual Studio for Windows Azure Web Sites. When I first saw SharePoint Napa tools and “powered by Vsiual Studio” slogan then I knew that soon Visual Studio is on cloud. Now Microsoft made their next step. Let’s see what Visual Studio Online with codename “Monaco” is and what you can do with it.Read more
Lately I had one weird experience on with running NHibernate on Windows Azure and I think it’s worth to shareRead more
I have used MSDN Ultimate Windows Azure benefit from the day it was made available and from this day I have more and more used Windows Azure on my everyday’s development work. I’m building mostly web-based applications and services and Windows Azure fits well for this scenario. In this posting I will introduce you how Windows Azure supports development work in practice of one small software company.Read more
In one of current projects we needed to deploy one Windows Azure site that supports SSL and requires client certificates. Until it’s just about deploying SSL site wo Windows Azure there’s nothing complex but when modifying IIS settings is required then some coding is needed. Here is the example.Read more
As Microsoft is on the wave of launching new stuff then next load of updates is for Windows Azure. New services, updates, new features and some nice surprises for those who have Windows Azure as MSDN subscription benefit. Also there is something for enterprises interested in private Windows Azure. For those who want to learn more about Windows Azure there is Windows Azure Training Kit May 2013 update available.Read more
When preparing my Sinergija12 code examples I ran into interesting problem. Windows Azure local development storage hangs for about minute and gives StorageServerException stating that there was problem in web server. A little surf in search engines gave me solution.Read more
You may get the following error when deploying your web application from Visual Studio to Windows Azure using WebDeploy: Remote agent could not be contacted. Make sure the remote agent service is installed and started on the target computer.
An unsupported response was received. The response header ‘MSDeploy.Response’ was ” but ‘v1’ was expected.
The request was aborted: The request was canceled.
COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW cannot be used.
I found very good blog post by Andy Cross’ Blog where he describes how to deploy multiple web sites in a single Windows Azure web role. I like the idea but there are some things that should be understood and done differently if you plan to use same web role for totally different web applications that you want to run on your Windows Azure instance. In this posting I will show you how to deploy independent web applications to Windows Azure instance using single web role.Read more
When running some of your Windows Azure applications when storage emulator is not configured you may get the following error: “Windows Azure Tools: Failed to initialize Windows Azure storage emulator. Unable to start Development Storage. Failed to start Storage Emulator: the SQL Server instance ‘localhost\SQLExpress’ could not be found. Please configure the SQL Server instance for Storage Emulator using the ‘DSInit’ utility in the Windows Azure SDK.”. Here’s how to solve this problem.Read more
In my last posting about AppFabric Labs Access Control Service I described how to get your ASP.NET MVC application toRead more
I had Windows Azure training this week and I tried out how easy or hard it is to get Access Control Service to work with my ASP.NET MVC 3 application. It is easy now but it was not very easy to get there. In this posting I will describe you what I did to get ASP.NET MVC 3 web application to work with Access Control Service (ACS). I will show you also some code you may find useful.Read more
In this weekend I made one of my new apps run on Windows Azure. I am building this application using ASP.NET MVC 3 RC and Razor view engine. In this posting I will list DLL-s you need to have as local copies to get ASP.NET MVC 3 RC run on Windows Azure web role.Read more
I created web.config transform that changes NHibernate configuration for Windows Azure projects. When building publishing package I get the followingRead more
My previous posting about Windows Azure introduced how to access web role instances using Remote Desktop. In this posting IRead more
My last posting about cloud covered new features of Windows Azure. One of the new features available is Remote Desktop access to Windows Azure role instances. In this posting I will show you how to get connected to Windows Azure web role using Remote Desktop.Read more
New version of Windows Azure and Windows Azure Portal are now available with new set of tools and training kit. There are also some interesting betas available. In this posting I will introduce you new features of Windows Azure and show you new Windows Azure Portal. Also you will see the configuration of VM instance that runs web applications.Read more
With Windows Azure official launch there is available new version of Windows Azure Tools and SDK 1.1. Also there are updated and new sample applications available in MSDN Code Library.Read more
Currently it is not possible to make changes to web.config file that is hosted on Windows Azure. If you want to change web.config you have to deploy your application again. If you want to be able to modify configuration you must use web role settings. In this blog post I will show you how to write configuration wrapper class that detects runtime environment and reads settings based on this knowledge.Read more
My last posting described how to read and write files located in Windows Azure cloud storage. In this posting I will show you how to do almost same thing using PHP. We will use Windows Azure SDK for PHP. The purpose of this example is to show you how simple it is to use Windows Azure storage services in your PHP applications.Read more
On Windows Azure CTP some file system operations are not allowed. You cannot create and modify files located on server hard disc. I have small application that stores data to DataSet and I needed place where I can hold this file. The logical choice is cloud storage service of course. In this posting I will show you how to read and write DataSet to your cloud storage as XML-file.Read more