Nov 12, 2015: Azure as a Data Store for your Cross-Platform Apps/Games [DC Microsoft Devs Meetup Group]

a year ago

Tonight I am briefly speaking at the DC Microsoft Devs Meetup Group on using Azure for data storage, compute and telemetry with your mobile apps or games. My brief talk is right before Shahed Chowdhuri gets on stage and talks about connecting games to the cloud using Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Here is my slide deck from tonight's presentation: Azure as a Store For Your Apps & Games As always, if you have questions feel free to ask.

Sidney Andrews

Deploying Sample Applications to an Azure Web App

2 years ago

When was the last time you saw a demo application at a conference or during a webcast that you want to try out? Many times you may see someone post a web application project to GitHub and invite you to download the source. While you could download the code and modify the project locally, what if you just needed to deploy the project and validate it? With Azure App Service's continuous deployment feature, you can test out code from a variety of source control providers. Today we are going to focus on trying out code that's available on public GitHub

Sidney Andrews

Recovering a Sysprepped VM in Hyper-V

3 years ago

I was working with a SharePoint 2010 VM and decided it would be a grand idea to sysprep the VM and then upload the VHD to Azure. That ended up not working out for me and when I tried to use the same VHD within Client Hyper-V (Windows 8.1)​. I immediately got the reprehensible "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this compuiter, restart the installation." error message. To fix it, I simply had to press SHIFT+F10 and then run the Microsoft Out-of-box-experience feature manually. Not sure why that didn't "just work" but I'm sure

Sidney Andrews

Richmond .NET User Group

4 years ago

On July 11, I spoke at Richmond .NET User Group on the topic of PRISM and Windows 8. During the talk I showed off an application that used many of PRISM's features and also used a PCL to share a very simple "model" layer between two different Windows 8 applications. The first application is called Restaurant.Orders. It simulates an order screen that would be used in a restaurant's kitchen. The second application is called Restaurant.Waiter. This one simulates a tablet that the waiter would use to select a table and place an order. It uses Azure Mobile Services

Sidney Andrews

Quickly Creating a Virtual Machine using Windows Azure Powershell

4 years ago

​I have recently been demoing Quick virtual machine build-up using Powershell and Windows Azure. My demos are based upon the excellent tutorial for the New-AzureQuickVM functionality described here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj835085.aspx). I thought it would be useful to share the script of my demo and the slight modifications I have made to the tutorial if it will help anyone else out. To begin, the PowerShell cmdlets should be installed from the Windows Azure website (https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/downloads/). This is a simple install that uses Web Platform Installer. Remind everyone that

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