Tag Archives: azure

On-schedule and On-demand Azure VMs using Runbooks + Microsoft Flow

Since using the new Azure “V2” VMs I had a complaint: I can’t (easily) set up a schedule for my VMs like I was able to with Classic VMs and the Classic Management dashboard. I recently set up a Minecraft server for my sons and was turning it on when they got home from school… Read More »

Visual Studio Online builds & external dependencies

As you’ve seen me post before, I use the Multilingual App Toolkit in my Upload to YouTube app to localize it in to many languages. Since MAT is an installed extension to Visual Studio (and msbuild), however, setting up Upload to YouTube for CI and Release builds done in my Visual Studio Online account ended… Read More »

Dev for the cloud… IN the cloud (pt 2)

So if any of you actually gave my last post a shot, you might’ve found that one of the annoying parts about the Azure Visual Studio image is that it’s on Server 2012. The problem with that is, of course, you can’t dev for Windows 8 (8.1) from that OS using VS 2013. What a… Read More »

Dev for the cloud… IN the cloud

I attended a Microsoft dev camp yesterday where I learned some more about Azure and what you can use it for in your corporation. The material was presented by David Washington (@dwcares), a Microsoft Technical Evangelist here in the Twin Cities. When I signed up for the session, titled “Sharpening your skills on the Microsoft… Read More »

Cross-(Modern)-platform Federated Authentication

So in my previous post we discovered the joys of federated authentication using the sexy tools provided by the Windows Azure team. Now, let’s make the most of them. Something that is troubling developers more and more as Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 really stretch their legs in both the consumer and enterprise spaces… Read More »

Multi-service Authentication the easy way

I’m working on a new project that’ll be targeting both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. My hope is that this baby will end up being quite a big deal so I am actually giving Azure a good, hard, look. My first use case is that I’d like to have users log in to my… Read More »