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A New Version Of Windows Azure Service Management API Is Available with Delete Specific Role Instances and More Goodies

Yesterday, while answering a question on Stack Overflow I came to know about the availability of some new features in Windows Azure Service Management API. This blog post will summarize some of those changes and will show some code to perform these new operations. Version Number As you know, each … [Read more...]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API In Java

I have written some blog posts about consuming Windows Azure Service Management API using C#. I have been quite active on StackOverflow trying to answer some questions about Windows Azure. Recently I observed a number of questions there asking for consuming this API through Java. Also somebody … [Read more...]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API from Web/Worker Role–The Easy Way

Recently I read a blog post about consuming Windows Azure Service Management API from Web/Worker Role. You can read that post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asgoyal/archive/2013/07/23/consuming-service-management-api-from-web-worker-role.aspx. Upon reading the blog post, I found the process a bit … [Read more...]

Windows Azure SDK 2.0 For .Net – Taking A Second Look At Windows Azure Diagnostics

A few days ago I wrote a post about newly released Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .Net. You can read that post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2013/04/30/introducing-windows-azure-sdk-2-0-for-net/. In that post I briefly talked about the improvements in the latest SDK with regards to Windows Azure … [Read more...]

Windows Azure Cloud Services, Extensions and Service Management API – Fun with Remote Desktop

I want you to try something for me (pretty please with cherry on top ). Fire up Visual Studio, create a simple Windows Azure Cloud Service and then without making any changes just publish that service. When you publish the service, DO NOT ENABLE REMOTE DESKTOP! Once the service is deployed, … [Read more...]

About Windows Azure Publish Settings File and how to create your own Publish Settings File

In this blog post I’m going to talk about the publish settings file for Windows Azure and how you can create your own publish settings file. Publish Settings File In this section we’re going to talk about publish settings file, how it works, and some observations about using this file. If … [Read more...]

Consuming Windows Azure Service Management API in a Windows 8 Application

In this blog post, we’re going to talk about how to write a Windows 8 application which consumes Windows Azure Service Management REST API (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460799.aspx). Unlike my other post on Windows 8 and Windows Azure Mobile Service, I’ll try to be less … [Read more...]

How to move Windows Azure Virtual Machines from one Subscription to another

Quite recently I was helping somebody out on MSDN forums with a question about Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS). One thing that came up on that thread is how would one move their VMs from one subscription to another. There could be many reasons as to why one would want to do this. One possible … [Read more...]

Updates to Windows Azure Service Management REST API

Today, 7th of June 2012 is a big day for Windows Azure. A lot of new features are coming (IaaS, Support for Non-Windows Operating Systems, Windows Azure Websites etc. etc. [I could go on-and-on with the new features]). Check out Windows Azure website at https://www.windowsazure.com for more details. … [Read more...]

Programmatically finding Deployment Slot from code running in Windows Azure

I’ve seen a number of threads on MSDN forums for Windows Azure where folks want to know if their application is running in “Production” or “Staging” slot in a Windows Azure hosted service. There may be situations where you don’t want your code to execute certain functionality when it is running in … [Read more...]