Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover, Episode 3: Worker Role Endpoints

by Joey deVilla on March 6, 2010

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Here’s the episode 3 of Cloud Cover, the Channel 9 show where hosts Ryan Dunn and Steve Marx show you what’s in the Windows Azure cloud computing platform and how to get the most out of it.

In this episode:

  • How to host other web servers in Worker Roles
  • New tools for working with SQL Azure
  • Find out how to calculate the size of your database and objects in SQL Azure

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Here’s the second episode of Cloud Cover, the Channel 9 show where hosts Ryan Dunn and Steve Marx show you what’s in the Windows Azure cloud computing platform and how to get the most out of it.

Steve’s off being a jet-set celebrity – what kind of excuse is “I’m off to Japan to shoot a commercial”, anyway? – so David Aiken, who also knows quite a bit about Azure, is filling in for him in this episode. Here’s what David and Steve cover:

  • They do a walkthrough of the RoleEntryPoint class and show you the hooks that you can use to build web and worker services,
  • Explain Azure’s billing model, and
  • Show you how to troubleshoot the Initializing-Busy-Stopping loop.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Cloud Cover, Episode 1

by Joey deVilla on February 23, 2010

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Cloud Cover is a new show on Microsoft’s Channel 9 that covers the Windows Azure platform. In this first episode, hosts Ryan Dunn and Steve Marx show you:

  • Azure’s Service Management API and how to use PowerShell cmdlets to manage your cloud services, and
  • How to get started quickly with Windows Azure.

They also talk about updates to SQL Azure, Windows Azure drives, new Windows Azure storage management tools and Azure Reader architecture.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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