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Month: May 2012

PowerShell 3 takes scripting to new heights

PowerShell 3 takes scripting to new heights

roualin powershell_2 PowerShell 3 takes scripting to new heightsOkay, I might be exaggerating when I say that the upcoming version of PowerShell, Microsoft’s robust and ubiquitous scripting language, will bring scripting to 2015, but PowerShell 3.0 will certainly bring a whole lot to the table for both hardcore programmers as well as casual scripters. Personally, I fall somewhere in the middle and I’m pretty excited about what I see coming.

Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter

Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter

The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC):

  • Takes you beyond virtualization
Windows Azure Training Kit

Windows Azure Training Kit

roualin azure Windows Azure Training Kit

The Windows Azure Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use Windows Azure.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8396

How to: Using Windows Azure to create Micro Finance App

How to: Using Windows Azure to create Micro Finance App

roualin azure How to: Using Windows Azure to create Micro Finance App

We recently embarked on a proof of concept project to create a line of business web application using some of the latest technologies such as Windows Azure and HTML5 and see if we could combine these technologies with great design to produce an awesome experience for the end user. You can see the application itself, MicroFinance, at our web site at http://labs.mandogroup.com.

How to calculate Windows Azure cost ?

How to calculate Windows Azure cost ?

roualin azure How to calculate Windows Azure cost ?

Microsoft and its Windows Azure Cloud has created a really usefull tool to evaluate how will cost a Cloud :

https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

With that calculator, you will be able to create your own pricing regarding your requests with so many possible parameters !

Let’s have a look !

Sending emails from Windows Azure using Exchange Online web services

Sending emails from Windows Azure using Exchange Online web services

roualin azure Sending emails from Windows Azure using Exchange Online web servicesThere already have been several blog posts (e.g. 123) about why and how to send emails from an Azure-hosted application.

I just wanted to summarize the essence and show some code on how to send email from Azure code via Exchange Online web services if you have an Exchange Online email subscription.

Ten Basic Troubleshooting Tips for Windows Azure

Ten Basic Troubleshooting Tips for Windows Azure

roualin azure Ten Basic Troubleshooting Tips for Windows AzureThe last few posts I’ve talked a LOT about configuring diagnostics. Much of that comes not because I love pretty graphs, but because I end up working with customers who are troubleshooting problems with applications running on Windows Azure.

Here is MY list of recommendations to help things run a little smoother:

Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Tips, Tools, Coding Best Practices

Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Tips, Tools, Coding Best Practices

roualin azure Windows Azure Security Best Practices – Tips, Tools, Coding Best PracticesWhile writing the series of posts, I kept running into more best practices. So here are a few more items you should consider in securing your Windows Azureapplication.

Here are some tools, coding tips, and best practices:

  • Running on the Operating System
    • Getting the latest security patches
Introducing the Exchange 2010 Hybrid Configuration Wizard

Introducing the Exchange 2010 Hybrid Configuration Wizard

roualin banniere5 Introducing the Exchange 2010 Hybrid Configuration WizardDuring the beta of Office 365 for Enterprises, we received great feedback from our customers and wanted to vastly simplify the process for configuring Exchange in a hybrid deployment with Office 365. We are introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 to refine the deployment process as a result of that feedback.

How to whitelist website on AdBlocker?

How to whitelist website on AdBlocker?

  1. 1 Click on the AdBlock Plus icon on the top right corner of your browser
  2. 2 Click on "Enabled on this site" from the AdBlock Plus option
  3. 3 Refresh the page and start browsing the site