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Goodbye Microsoft

Today I resigned from Microsoft. While I’m leaving to take a big step in a new direction, I have to...

Author: davidlem Date: 09/07/2010

Getting Started with Parallel Programming in .NET 4

So one of the features of .NET 4 that I’ve been eagerly awaiting is the new Parallel Programming...

Author: davidlem Date: 05/14/2010

WCF, REST and URL Rewriting with Windows Azure!

So there is nothing I find nicer than a well formatted, REST based URL. Take for example:...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/25/2010

Build Your Own Pivot Server in Windows Azure!

So one thing I’ve been wanting to do since moving from the Windows Azure team to the Pivot team, is...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/15/2010

New Gig!

One of the things I love about working for Microsoft is the amazing amounts of opportunity to follow...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/01/2010

Australia, here I come… again!?

I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it! And neither could Coatesy!...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/27/2010

Expression Blend 3 and SketchFlow! Wow!

So I’m doing some prototyping at the moment and one of the most frustrating aspects of getting...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/16/2009

Remote Command Service for Windows Azure!

So a while back I blogged a little sample code on how to get some info about what’s happening inside...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/11/2009

My PDC09 Session – Code and Clip!

So one thing I’ve been terribly slack about since returning from PDC09 has been posting my session...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/10/2009

Guy Shahine from the Windows Azure Dev Team!

Guy has started blogging! http://blogs.msdn.com/gshahine/ Go check out his first post, and stay...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/23/2009

Windows Azure, MSBuild, and Lotsa Files!

So I’ve been working on a project, and I came across a little challenge that I thought folks may be...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/03/2009

Documentation Driven Development!

So I was having lunch with our Programmer Writer, Tamra Myers the other day, and we got onto the...

Author: davidlem Date: 09/23/2009

What’s Your Cloud Address?

One of the many challenges to building a cloud is your addressing strategy. Now, addressing is an...

Author: davidlem Date: 09/01/2009

Cloud Apprenticeship!

So I was talking to an old friend yesterday about building software, and we both came to the...

Author: davidlem Date: 08/26/2009

Windows Azure and Live ID Auth!

OK, so MattT (thanks for the feedback on my blog too Matt :)) pinged me and asked if something had...

Author: davidlem Date: 08/25/2009

Tracing Windows Azure Apps to Storage

So one of the things I like to do, all of the time, is trace. It started when I was a little child,...

Author: davidlem Date: 08/24/2009

Save Your Word Docs to Windows Azure Blobs!

So Mohit and I were at WPC last week, and while we were hanging in the booth, a customer came up...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/19/2009

WPC09 – My Windows Azure Session

Here is my session from the WPC09 in New Orleans:Lap around Windows Azure, Business Edition Big...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/16/2009

Windows Azure Project Attire!

So one of my favorite parts of working in the Windows Azure team is the camaraderie that grows when...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/09/2009

Looking Inside Windows Azure!

So I’ve been working on a proof of concept this past week, and one of the biggest issues I’ve had...

Author: davidlem Date: 07/06/2009

Process Improvement Starts with a Blank Page!

So anytime you’re doing something more than once, there is an opportunity to do it better every...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/30/2009

Build the right feature, build the feature right!

So one of the key responsibilities of a Program Manager at Microsoft is to drive features. Features...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/26/2009

What is Software + Services?

I came across this video today and really found it simple yet powerful. For me, the best part of...

Author: davidlem Date: 04/10/2009

Design for Failure, Growth and Distribution!

When designing any piece of software, there are always going to be design tenants that you practice...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/24/2009

Windows Azure: March 2009 CTP!!!

OK folks, so all the announcements have been made for Mix, so it’s time to get cranking! We have a...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/19/2009

Courtoons! See, Lawyers Are Worthwhile!

My colleague and fellow Windows Azure PM Matt Kerner put me on to this site:...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/18/2009

Sofa Skirts… What’s the Deal?

So one of the things I’ve noticed since moving to the U.S is the complete obsession American’s (now,...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/06/2009

Windows Azure: Settings Are Settings Are Settings..? Maybe Not!

So I’m back from Oz and have been tinkering with a small worker role app that grabs my Twitter feed...

Author: davidlem Date: 03/05/2009

Windows Azure - Accessing the Request.Url Property!

So I've blogged previously about a known issue regarding port translation/mapping in Windows Azure,...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/26/2009

Windows Azure SDK on Windows 7 Beta!

So with the new release of our SDK and VS Tools and the recent release of Windows 7 Beta, some folks...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/15/2009

Windows Azure SDK and Tools Refresh!

Today we released refreshes to both the Windows Azure SDK and the VS Tools for Windows Azure!...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/14/2009

Windows Azure - Sending SMTP Emails!

A question popped up today about sending emails from within the Windows Azure environment,...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/07/2009

Windows Azure and Web Services!

So I've had a couple of questions about hosting web services (SOAP style services in the form of...

Author: davidlem Date: 01/06/2009

Cya 2008

Wow, so it's 5:38pm on Wednesday the 31st of December, 2008, I've just wrapped up some last minute...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/31/2008

Windows Azure Logs!

So I've been playing around with the logging capabilities in Windows Azure, and have some thoughts...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/31/2008

Windows Azure Storage - Queues [0]!

OK, so let's get stuck into queues! Queues in the Windows Azure Storage service provide reliable...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/31/2008

Windows Azure - Final Updates to PhotoStore App!

So I wanted to do a round out post on my little blob project, PhotoStore. Tonight I added the last...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/29/2008

Getting To My Sample Code!

So I didn't realize that marking my repo read-only to anonymous users, did not mean that you could...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/27/2008

Windows Azure - End to End App Dev Journal

So after playing around with the blob storage a little bit, I decided to embark on a simple end to...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/26/2008

Windows Azure Storage - More Blobs!

So in my last blob related post, I setup the code so that I could simply call the Create Container...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/22/2008

Windows Azure Storage - Exploring Blobs!

So I've been working through the storage services for Windows Azure (well, I've only just begun) and...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/19/2008

Windows Azure - What Happens in the Data Center?

So I've been wading through internal documents, watching PDC sessions, and having 1:1's with the...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/15/2008

I'm Going To Be In Oz!

I'm heading back to Australia for some R&R, and work, and will be on the clock from the 16th of...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/11/2008

I've Changed Teams... And Jobs!

So this Wednesday just passed I started my new job with the Windows Azure (formerly known as Red...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/06/2008

For All You Godfather Fans!

Found this on the Interwebs today: http://www.kropserkel.com/horse_head_pillow.htm Now I just need...

Author: davidlem Date: 12/01/2008

Developer Starter Guide for Windows Azure

I just saw this on David Murray Miyamasu's blog:...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/24/2008

My First NFL Game!

So on Sunday I was very lucky to watch my first NFL game (Seattle Seahawks), live! Now, this was a...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/24/2008

Windows Azure (a.k.a Red Dog) Explained!

From Steve's blog, I just loved the simplicity of this:...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/23/2008

Now That's What I Call A Data Center!

Check this out! The world’s most super-designed data center – fit for a James Bond villain I...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/14/2008

Day Job KPI Dashboard!

So I caught up with Vikram Bhambri from the Windows Azure team yesterday and we got talking about...

Author: davidlem Date: 11/13/2008

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