May 2013 Entries

Azure and Visual Studio integration–it’s the little things

While upgrading an Azure project to target version 2.0 of the SDK, I got curious as to how things might look for anyone who didn’t have the new Azure tools installed. For this project, the team is incredibly geographically distributed (5 countries and counting), so I thought I’d fire up another machine and take a peek. I don’t know what I was expecting, but for some reason I wasn’t expecting it to be handled as cleanly as this: It’s the little things like this that make developing in Visual Studio so pleasant. It’s also why it’s...

Linked in Endorsing isn’t working… or is it?

Like many people, I don’t really use Linkedin much at all. However I do keep my profile reasonably up to date - so when they added the “Skills and Expertise” area along with a system for endorsements I added some items to my profile and left it at that. A few months down the track, I really don’t think the system is working. Some of the endorsements I’ve received have been from people who have never seen any evidence of my knowledge in the skill they’re endorsing me for. These endorsements are from people I haven’t seen for over...

Link Roundup–6th of May 2013 (Azure special)

I’ve spent the last couple of months involved with a project that makes heavy use of Windows Azure. On top of that, there’s been a lot of recent enhancements and improvements in the world of Azure, hence this post has an Azure theme, covering Azure related things which have appeared over the last few weeks. Windows Azure: Active Directory Release, New Backup Service + Web Site Monitoring and Log Improvements – some new features released on the 8th of April - cloud based Active Directory, Windows Azure backups, and diagnostic improvements to Azure Web Sites. Introducing the Event-Driven...