New Windows Azure Management Portal

Yes, finally. There has been an update on the Windows Azure Management portal. No new functionality was added (however I have some whishes left), but the UX of the Management portal is more intuitive. Before when you accidently did a Right Mouse click, you got the vague message: it is a Silverlight site. Yeah so what . Luckily of course this means Silverlight is far from dead (but that is a different discussion), but the vague message was not very functional. But with the update there are serious context serious action menu when doing a Right Mouse click on the … Continue reading New Windows Azure Management Portal

Window Azure Co-admin and SQL Azure

At different customer sites I am not the administrator of the Windows Azure subscription. But I am one of the co-admin(‘s). My strategy is to make a live id on the e-mail address I have with that customer. So when I leave the assignment I can give back my co-admin account. The customer is sure, I do not  change the Windows Azure settings. Of course they trust me, but better save than sorry. The only disadvantage was, as a co-admin you were not able to manage a SQL Azure database. You weren’t able to create Databases, change firewall rules etc. … Continue reading Window Azure Co-admin and SQL Azure