Microsoft Visual Studio vNext and Azure Virtual Event

Microsoft is having a large virtual event starting on Wednesday November 12.  This will be talking about the next versions of Visual Studio and Azure and more. Starting on Wednesday, November 12, join industry leaders Scott Guthrie, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman live from New York as they share insights about new technologies […]

Using Microsoft Azure on Modern Gaming

Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud system that can be used for many different things.  Azure includes virtual machines, compute workers, blob storage, table storage, SQL database,  .Forza 5 uses Azure for its Drivatar system that takes your driving style and creates a virtual driver that others can play against.  You can win points in the game […]

Moving a Website to Windows Azure

The Background My cousin Deb is working for a landscaping and pool service company.  They were unhappy with their website service.  The site was a pretty basic PHP site with a flash banner and about six pages overall.  The hosting did not include email.  The site was a landscaping template that is available online.  The […]

Azure Tools

I was reading some things on Azure today and found links to a couple Azure tools.  One issue is that the MMC plugin will only install if you have the Azure SDK 1.4 installed. Well, the SDK is up to 1.6 now so it won’t install.  But you can keep an eye on it for […]

Azure Prices Falling Again

I am abit slow in this but I wanted to post that the prices on Azure have dropped again. Microsoft is keeping the rates similar to what Amazon is charging for AWS. I highlighted the areas below where the prices are dramatically different then before.  With this an extra small compute instance is now […]