Use Azure Management API SDK in an Entity Framework custom database initializer

A post over on Stack Overflow got me thinking about how you can override the default behaviour of the Entity Framework code first database initializer so that the tier of the database created is something other than the deprecated 'Web' tier. Here's one way to go about it. Required bits There are a few things … Continue reading Use Azure Management API SDK in an Entity Framework custom database initializer

See the other side of my TechEd API Management Competition

Now that TechEd Melbourne is done and dusted I thought I'd publish the results of my competition and share some of the cool configuration and analytics that Azure API Management provides to API Publishers. First off, congratulations to Kieran and Lachlan for being the two agents of change who were prepared to get in and … Continue reading See the other side of my TechEd API Management Competition

I’m speaking about Azure API Management at TechEd Melbourne 2014

Given the changes to TechEd this year and the smaller set of sessions available I'm exceptionally happy to be coming back for another year to talk more about Azure. I'll be speaking in Melbourne on 7 October on the topic "Microsoft Azure API Management: Win Friends and Make Money". You can find out more about … Continue reading I’m speaking about Azure API Management at TechEd Melbourne 2014

The False Promise of Cloud Auto-scale

Go to the cloud because it has an ability to scale elastically. You've read that bit before right? Certainly if you've been involved in anything remotely cloud related in the last few years you will most certainly have come across the concept of on-demand or elastic scaling. Azure has it, AWS has it, OpenStack has it.  It's one … Continue reading The False Promise of Cloud Auto-scale

Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure Web Sites Explained

If you need to understand the format of this post, take a look at my introduction to the series. Like A Boss Microsoft Azure Web Sites (MAWS) provides an experience that is familiar to many developers or businesses as it resembles traditional shared web hosting. MAWS provides a simpler deployment and management experience than either PaaS … Continue reading Not Your Father’s Cloud: Microsoft Azure Web Sites Explained

Not Your Father’s Cloud: Windows Azure Services Explained (Intro)

There's a lot to Microsoft Azure. Your Dad would be amazed. Most likely your Dad struggles to turn on the TV but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's at least go the fundamentals right (like *not* thinking RAM refers to something best left in a field with the other sheep). In … Continue reading Not Your Father’s Cloud: Windows Azure Services Explained (Intro)