TechEd North America Keynote – Day 1 Rough Notes

Satya Nadella, President of Server and Tools Business @ Microsoft It’s time for Microsoft to reinvent itself. Why? Modern Data Center: New Hardware abstraction making the OS worry about Resource Management Modern Apps Converged Systems Compute (multi-core, memory density, system density) Storage (SSD, costs, ..) Network Services at internet scale runs the world biggest apps feedback loop global scale, 24/6 Last week Bing was migrated into Windows Server 2012 RC Modern Data Center Inside the modern DC Scalable & Elastic 64 nodes & 4000 VMs Always up and on Shared resources Automated & self service Windows Server 2012 Scalable & … Continue reading TechEd North America Keynote – Day 1 Rough Notes

IIS Express support for local development in Windows Azure SDK 1.7

Another new feature that was brought by the new Windows Azure SDK 1.7 was the way the Compute Emulator emulates the Web Roles, since it now uses IIS Express instead of Full IIS. You might be thinking that isn’t very important, but it really is since it allows the developer to be more productive even with a less powerful machine, since IIS Express is able to run most of the roles without demanding so much from the machine as IIS does. But on the other hand, if we really have something in our Web Role that requires the use of … Continue reading IIS Express support for local development in Windows Azure SDK 1.7

Side-by-Side support in Windows Azure SDK 1.7

As you already seen Windows Azure SDK 1.7 brings a very interesting feature with the development tools that is the ability to run both version 1.6 and 1.7 side-by-side. You might be thinking about why this is so interesting, so let me help you with that. First a bit of history, since almost with every release of Windows Azure SDK the recurrent discussion would be about the changes that the new SDK was bringing and how that would affect the existing developed solutions. A lot of time we would hear that some developers couldn’t start to use the new version … Continue reading Side-by-Side support in Windows Azure SDK 1.7

What’s new in Windows Azure June Release – SDK 1.7

Windows Azure just had a very interesting upgrade as it was discussed at the MeetWindowsAzure event. This event basically showed how Windows Azure is moving and becoming even more powerful and at the same time incorporating the community feedback. In this new release of the SDK the interesting parts are: 1. Side-by-Side installation with SDK 1.7   (Figure 1 – Create New Windows Azure Cloud Service window with SxS 1.6 and 1.7 SDKs) 2. IIS Express support for local development Now instead of the Windows Azure Compute Emulator using the Full IIS for emulating the Web Role, it uses only … Continue reading What’s new in Windows Azure June Release – SDK 1.7