pkefal has written 34 posts for The PK blog by "Cloud Boy"

Windows Azure Trust Center

Windows Azure Trust Center was released to the public and it contains valuable information about security and privacy on the platform. You can find details about what kind of certificates the platform holds and generally why and how the platform is secure, handles data and respects privacy. All that information applies to Windows Azure core services … Continue reading

Windows Azure MVP 2012 – Renewed

I received my renewal email today from the MVP Award program. I’m going to be a Windows Azure MVP for a second year in a total of 3 years being an MVP. I’m still proud to be on the first wave of Windows Azure MVPs when the MVP award was available for Windows Azure. I met … Continue reading

Failed to attach debugger on Windows Azure Web apps troubleshoot

There is a common error sometimes when you try to start and debug a web site/web app on the Windows Azure Emulator that it’s caused for a couple of reasons that I will explain below. The error message is “There was an error attaching the debuger to the IIS worker process for URL <THE_URL> …”. Reason … Continue reading

Running JBoss 7 on Windows Azure — Part II

Continuing on where I left it on my previous post, I’m going to explain how the Announcement service works and why we choose that approach. The way JBoss and mod_proxy work now is that every time something changes in the topology, either a new proxy is added or removed or a JBoss node, then the proxy … Continue reading

Running JBoss 7 on Windows Azure

I’m going to start a series of posts to explain how we made JBoss run on Windows Azure, not just on standalone mode but with full cluster support. Let me start with one simple definition, I’m NOT a Java guy, but I work with some very talented people under the same roof and under the … Continue reading

Reviewing Neil Mackenzie’s Windows Azure Development Cookbook

In the next couple of days I’ll be reading and reviewing Neil’s book. Neil is a fellow Windows Azure MVP and judging from what I’ve heard and read up to this point, this is probably going to be a very nice book not that I expected anything less from him. You can find the book … Continue reading

Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5 released

Today Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure AppFabric SDK 1.5 were released, fixing issues and bugs detected during the beta. There are also some new enhancements to it: Re-architected emulator, which enables higher fidelity between local and cloud developments. Support for uploading service certificates in csupload.exe. A new csencrypt.exe tool to manage remote desktop … Continue reading

Windows Azure Wins Best Cloud Service at Cloud Computing World Series Awards

Earlier this week the Windows Azure platform was named Best Cloud Service at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London. Now in its third year, the Cloud Computing World Series Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the IT market.  This year’s winners were selected by an independent panel of industry experts. “It’s fantastic for us to … Continue reading

Advanced Installer

So, this is not a direct Windows Azure post, but I use it also on my roles, so here it goes: I’ve been looking for a decent alternative to what I was using in the past for my installations, that is InstallAware. Sometimes things were breaking (support for .NET, SQL Server installations failing for nothing … Continue reading

April Update of Windows Azure Platform training kit (WAPTK April v2.9)

April’s Update (v2.9) of Windows Azure Platform Training Kit is available now and you can get it here. “The Windows Azure Platform 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 the Windows Azure platform, including: Windows Azure, SQL … Continue reading

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