Azure

A 4-post collection

A lap around the new Windows Azure Portal - Part 4

In Part 3 of the Windows Azure Portal Series I covered the Database tab of the new Windows Azure Portal. This post will cover the next tab in the series. Service Bus, Access Control & Caching Creating a service Namespace Viewing Access Control & Service Bus URLs & end-points Viewing Access Keys As you can see here from the screenshots above the portal has a very consistent interface layout across all its tabs and it’s much easier to use than the old one. I was going to write up some detail in this post on how you can get started with the Azure Service Bus but before I got started i came across this Get Started with the Azure...

Windows Azure VM Role: Links

I was hoping to write a blog post covering the details of setting up a Windows Azure VM role by going through all the steps my self and taking screenshots …etc as I’ve done in my previous Windows Azure post. In order to do so however I need to have a spare workstation which I can deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 on so that I can go with the process but unfortunately I do not have one handy and on my primary PC I’ve got Virtual-PC installed but that can’t handle installing Windows Server as a guest OS . So rather than writing the tutorial myself I thought I’d just point you to a good one I’...

Migrating a SQL database to SQL Azure

Happy New Year 2011 to you all. Continuing on with my previous posts on Windows Azure I thought I?d write up a post covering migrating a SQL Server database from a local SQL Server and into the cloud. The conversion of a SQL Server database into SQL Azure for publishing in the cloud can be done by the SQL Azure Migration Wizard which you can find on CodePlex. For the purpose of this post I have decided to try and Migrate the AdventureWorks sample database into SQL Azure format. Once you?ve installed the AdventureWorks databases from the link above when you logon to your local instance of SQL Server you should see the following databases listed. Now your...

A lap around the new Windows Azure Portal - Part 3

In Part 2 of the Windows Azure Portal Series I covered the The Hosted Services, Storage Accounts & CDN tab of the new Windows Azure Portal. This post will cover the next tab in the series. Database As the name suggests, this tab allows you to create and manage Windows Azure cloud databases. The following screenshots show the different components of the tab. To start with the first few screenshots show how you would have managed databases in the old portal followed by screenshots from the new portal to illustrate the differences. After all a picture is worth 1000 words so I thought this will be the best way to show you the differences. The Old Portal Viewing of existing...