Cloud Cover, Episode 2: RoleEntryPoint, Windows Azure’s Billing Model and Troubleshooting Initializing-Busy-Stopping

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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.