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Category Archive for "Cloud Services"

New Release of Windows Azure!

The Windows Azure Spring Release is Here…..see blog post [dead link] by Bill Laing.
I’m particularly excited about a few of the new services:

Windows Azure Virtual Machines – (IaaS) We can now move our virtual disks back and forth between on premises and cloud (supports latest Windows Server and Linux)
Windows Azure Virtual Network – allows connectivity between the cloud’s VLAN and on premise networks using VPN gateways
Windows Azure Web Sites – build web sites and applications and deploy to cloud with a few clicks

Java Spring Application on Azure Cloud

Microsoft states to developers using  Azure that one can build applications using any language, tool or framework.  This blog post will show you how to deploy a Spring application on an Azure cloud.  Our first step will be to install a Jetty instance on to the cloud, and then we’ll import jars and do any necessary fine tuning to get our sample spring application on the cloud.
There’s a great blog post to get you started with getting a Jetty instance on the cloud that I want to refer you to: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dachou/archive/2010/03/21/run-java-with-jetty-in-windows-azure.aspx
Next download a sample spring application.  I was able to get one at: https://src.springframework.org/svn/spring-samples/petclinic/trunk/ [Dead Link]
The presence of a pom.xml file in the root directory tells us that the project can built using maven.  Install maven if you don’t have it, and then run an mvn clean install from the…

Setting Up Azure Deployment Certificates

Azure deployments can be integrated within Visual Studio 2010, making it easy for you to package, deploy and publish your solution to an Azure cloud.  This blog post will show you how to integrate your Azure deployments using Visual Studio 2010 with an easy two step process.  First, you have to create a certificate within Visual Studio, and second, you have to configure your Azure environment to accept that certificate.

To create a certificate, begin by right clicking your project in the Solution Explorer pane.

Then, in the Credentials dropdown, select <Manage…>

Then, select New.

In the window that appears, 3 steps must be completed before proceeding.  To complete step 1, expand the first drop down and select Create… and create a certificate.  To complete step 2, click “Copy the full path”.  Now, we have to digress from this dialog box and cover the…

How to setup TFS Check-in alerts for specific folders in Visual Studio 2008 and 2010

Overview
This walkthrough will explain how to setup email alerts in TFS when there is a check-in. Using this method, you can not only select a TFS Project, but you can also select an individual folder. This is useful if you are not interested in some folders in the project, but want alerts on others.
TFS Check-In Alerts in Visual Studio 2008
First, TFS Power Tools must be installed for Visual Studio 2008 (Link), and Team Explorer (Link).
First make sure you are connected to TFS.
Tools >> Connect to Team Foundation Server…
Open Source Control Explorer.
View >> Other Windows >> Source Control Explorer.
Navigate to the folder that you want notifications on.
Right click and select “Alert on Change…”

The following popup window will display. From here you can set the alert name and the email that you want to send it to. It will try to default…

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