Working with your Azure VM!

  In continuation with the Working with Azure VM Series this section shows you how to log on to the virtual machine so you can manage its settings and the applications that you’ll run on it and how to attach an empty data disk to the virtual machine. See the Attach a Data Disk Tutorial […]

Creating a VM on Azure

While we’ve been using Azure PAAS services extensively since Azure Beta, we’ve not had too many chances to play with the power of the VMs. On a recent project we had to work with MongoDB and while on prod we used MongoLabs , we did use MongoDB on Azure for our development and staging purposes! […]

BulbFlash:-PayPal IPN and Windows Azure

While working with integrating PayPal with an MVC 3 app hosted on Azure, we just couldn’t get the PayPal IPN notification to work. We were stuck with the following message!! IPN delivery failed. Unable to connect to the specified URL. Please verify the URL and try again. After a lot of brainstorming , tracing, debugging […]

Using InsertOrReplace/InsertOrMerge with the Storage Client!

Trying out the new Replace or Insert option(Upsert) in the Storage Client and can’t get rid of the following error message “"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>rn<error xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/metadata">rn  <code>InvalidHeaderValue</code>rn  <message xml:lang="en-US">The value for one of the HTTP headers is not in the correct format.</message>rn</error>"” The main issue is that the new API is available only in the […]

When Azure Diagnostics just won’t collect your data!!!

Recently realized that while we had happily implemented tracing and diagnostics in our applications , tools like Cerebrata , Azure MMC etc were just not showing any trace data.. We were doing everything by the book and even re-opened the training kit but the trace just won’t get collected. After A LOT of investigation and […]

Azure Tip:- WCF WebRole Accessing Table Storage:- SetPublisherAccess error

If you are using a WCF Web Role to access table storage you might come across the following error SetConfigurationSettingPublisher needs to be called before FromConfigurationSetting can be used The following steps can help you 1. Ensure you have the Cloud project set up as the start up project 2. Ensure you are using the […]