Build 2013 Summary

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Microsoft Build 2013 conference is now over, so it’s time for some summaries and impressions. All the following is my personal thoughts from my viewpoint, and may not reflect the way things actually are. Last caveat – some of the information is based on the sessions I attended. Naturally, I couldn’t attend most sessions, and I may not even remember all info given in the session I attended. Still…The conference was 3 days in length. With about 14 sessions going on at the same time slot, this is too short a conference; 4 days would have been better....

Open days at John Bryce Hi-Tech

Saturday, February 18, 2012

John Bryce Hi-Tech is having 4 Open days (half days) on current and upcoming technologies (held at John Bryce offices in Tel Aviv). Here’s the official poster: These open days are free of charge – but you must register (links in the next section): My first session (on the 29th of this month) is an overview of Windows Azure – from a developer perspective. What is it, where to get the tools, how to get started, the web and worker roles, storage, communications and more. If you heard about Azure, but did not yet take the time to...
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Technology Radio Show, Part 2

Monday, March 21, 2011

The second part of the technology radio show on 106.4 FM aired on last Thursday. As with the first part, I was the “Microsoft guy”. This time we were missing the iPhone and Ruby guys, but the show was more to the point (somewhat). You can listen to the recording (if you’re kinda really really bored) here (look for the March 17 show).
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Working with SQL Server in Azure instead of SQL Express

Sunday, March 22, 2009

When working with the Azure services, the Development Storage is configured to use SQL Express by default (looks for an SQLExpress instance name). If you want to use another instance (e.g. the full SQL Server), do the following: 1. Open the Azure command prompt by navigating to Start->All Programs->Windows Azure SDK (march 2009 preview) and select the Command Prompt shortcut. 2. Type dsinit /sqlInstance:name where name is the SQL instance name (use . for the default instance). This should initialize the storage fabric on this instance. If this fails – just repeat it, it should work. ...
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