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Would you like to give input to Microsoft?

Would you be willing to provide input & feedback that will help us make Visual Studio better for...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 04/03/2014

Requesting feedback from business app developers and IT decision makers

I'm doing research for the Visual Studio team at Microsoft to better understand the needs and...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/14/2014

Rapid Developer Deploy to Windows Azure

At PDC10, I did a session Building, Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications that covered...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 10/29/2010

Hope to see you at PDC – live or online

Next week, I’ll be speaking at PDC. The sessions were published recently and I’ll be...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 10/21/2010

Aside from the fact that I was setup and they took every opportunity they could to give me a hard...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 07/23/2010

VerificationException from Windows Azure IntelliTrace

Kyle has posted about a problem you may see if you use IntelliTrace in the Cloud to debug your RIA...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 07/22/2010

Windows Azure Tools Goes International

We’re happy to announce that the June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 07/02/2010

Windows Azure Storage Browser in the Visual Studio Server Explorer

As part of the June 2010 release of the Windows Azure Tools, we now have a Windows Azure Storage...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 06/10/2010

TechEd Session Takeaways - Using Visual Studio to build Windows Azure Applications

Thank you to all of you who attended my session at TechEd 2010 - COS307 | Using Microsoft Visual...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 06/09/2010

Using IntelliTrace to debug Windows Azure Cloud Services

One of the cool new features of the June 2010 Windows Azure Tools + SDK is the integration of...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 06/07/2010

June 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools + SDK

I’m pleased to announce the release of the June 2010 Windows Azure Tools + SDK. The Windows...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 06/07/2010

Hope to see you at TechEd

If you are attending TechEd 2010 next week, I really hope to see you there. I’ll be at the...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 06/03/2010

WCF on Windows Azure

One thing we’ve had for a while but I wanted to bring some attention to is our...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 05/27/2010

MSDN Magazine Article on Windows Azure Development

I’m really jazzed because not only did I get an article published in Visual Studio Magazine a little...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 04/07/2010

Visual Studio Magazine Article on Cloud Development

I recently co-authored an article for Visual Studio Magazine titled Cloud Development in Visual...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/30/2010

“OutputPath Property is not set for Project” Error when building a Windows Azure Cloud Service in VS 2010

If you’ve even seen the following error when trying to build a Windows Azure Cloud Service Visual...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/24/2010

Fixing the Silverlight Design Time in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

This is a workaround for the following configuration: Visual Studio 2008 (works fine on VS 2010)...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/23/2010

GAC Listing for Windows Azure Guest OS 1.1

The following is a list of the contents of the GAC for Windows Azure Guest OS 1.1 (Release...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/22/2010

Viewing GAC’d Assemblies in the Windows Azure OS

One of the main issues you can run into when deploying is that one of your dependent assemblies is...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/22/2010

Channel9 Show - Cloud Cover

Since Steve and Ryan listed my blog as one of the daily tips and just interviewed me for their Cloud...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/19/2010

Videos of the Windows Azure Sessions at MIX10

Had a great time at MIX10 this year, talked to a lot of customers and got a lot of great feedback –...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/18/2010

Mix ‘10 Session - Building Windows Azure Applications is now online

My session at Mix ‘10 is now online: http://live.visitmix.com/MIX10/Sessions/SVC09 If you want to...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/17/2010

Mix ‘10: Building and Deploying Windows Azure-Based Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

Thank you to all of you who attended my session at Mix ‘10 on Building and Deploying Windows...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/16/2010

Hope to see you at my Mix ‘10 Windows Azure session

I’m really excited about Mix ‘10 this year. There’s going to be a lot of cool announcements and...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 03/14/2010

Windows Azure RoleEntryPoint Method Call Order

I saw an internal discussion that had some information I thought would be useful to share. It’s...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/11/2010

Where to Find your Windows Azure Billable Usage Info

This weekend I had someone email me asking me to blog about where to find the usage info used for...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/08/2010

Migrating an Existing ASP.NET App to run on Windows Azure

This post has 2 main parts. The first part is an update to a post I wrote back in February 2009...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/08/2010

Windows Azure Compute Hours include the time your Deployment is Stopped

One of my tenets on this blog is to not do posts that simply point to someone else’s post. I’m...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/05/2010

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC

Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio extend Visual Studio to enable the creation,...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/01/2010

February 2010 Release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio v1.1

I’m pleased to announce that the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 (direct link...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 02/01/2010

Installing Certificates in Windows Azure VMs

A little while ago I posted How To: Add an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service which...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/29/2010

Windows Azure Debugging: Matching an Instance in the DevFabric to its Process

One of the things I run into from time to time is the need/desire to match an instance I’m watching...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/26/2010

Windows Azure Instance & Storage Limits

Recently, a colleague of mine wrote about the Windows Azure instance limits:...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/22/2010

Windows Azure WCF Add Service Reference Patch and Windows 7

For those of you that watched my Tips & Tricks session at PDC or followed along on my blog post,...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/21/2010

Windows Azure - Resolving "The Path is too long after being fully qualified" Error Message

When you run a cloud service on the development fabric, the development fabric uses a temporary...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/14/2010

Walkthrough: Windows Azure Blob Storage (Nov 2009 and later)

Similar to the table storage walkthrough I posted last week, I updated this blog post for the Nov...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/11/2010

Windows Azure Article in Visual Studio Magazine

Good article in Visual Studio Magazine this month on Windows Azure:...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/08/2010

Walkthrough: Windows Azure Table Storage (Nov 2009 and later)

This walkthrough covers what I found to be the simplest way to get a sample up and running on...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 01/06/2010

How to: Add an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service

Back in May I posted about Adding an HTTPS Endpoint to a Windows Azure Cloud Service and with the...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 12/01/2009

Web Site Projects and Windows Azure

Currently (November 2009), the Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio only support Web Application...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/30/2009

Add and Vote for Windows Azure Features

[Changing title to be more clear] Mike Wickstrand, the director of Windows Azure product planning...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/24/2009

ASP.NET Provider Scripts for SQL Azure

If you want to use the ASP.NET Providers (membership, role, personalization, profile, web event...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/24/2009

Videos of the Windows Azure Sessions at PDC09

Here are the videos of the Windows Azure sessions at PDC09. Lots of useful content, the sessions...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/19/2009

ASP.NET MVC and Windows Azure (November 2009 edition)

With the November release of the Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio, we’ve done some...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/19/2009

Using the Sample Windows Azure ASP.NET Providers

Previously, the sample Windows Azure ASP.NET providers were included in the samples folder that was...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/19/2009

Tips and Tricks for Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build Applications that Run on Windows Azure

Thanks to everyone who attended my session at PDC today. I really hope that you took something...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

Tools to Configure Windows Azure Service Definition and Configuration Files

One of the features we added to the November 2009 release of the Windows Azure Tools are tools to...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

3 Short Videos - Introduction to Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

[Update 2/10/2010 - These videos moved so I needed to update the links.] Straight from the halls of...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/17/2009

November 2009 Release of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK

Today we released several new features for Windows Azure through the Windows Azure Tools and SDK....

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/13/2009

Windows Azure Platform TCO/ROI Analysis Tool

We just released a tool to help you figure out how much money you can save by switching to Windows...

Author: Jim Nakashima - MSFT Date: 11/12/2009

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