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In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3027) I showed you how to create a Windows Azure web site from the command line. In this post I’ll show you how to create a web site that has Git enabled. I’ll also show you how to deploy updates to your site using Git. To follow along with this post you’ll need to have Git (a distributed version control system) installed. You can obtain the latest version of Git at http://git-scm.com/. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. Open an instance of your command line (Terminal, Bash, Command Prompt, etc.) and type the following: azure site create -h This should look familiar as we saw this command in my last post... (more)

Announcing the Windows Azure Hub on Channel 9

This may have flown under your radar, but several weeks ago we (that’s the royal Microsoft WE) launched a new hub for Windows Azure on Channel 9. This hub serves as an index and entry point for all video content related to Windows Azure. Since the launch we have already made progress on building a video library to help developers get started learning Windows Azure. Introduction videos have been created for core services like Mobile Services, Web Sites, Cloud Services, and SQL Databases. This page also features three video series: Cloud Cover, Web Camps TV, and Subscribe!. Finally... (more)

Android to Windows 8: Manage network usage

It’s more than likely that a Windows Store app will need to work with data that resides on the Internet. For example, an app may aggregate data from various news sources using RSS feeds. Consuming this type of data in a Windows Store app is very similar to consuming it in an Android app. In this post I’ll show you how to manage your app’s network usage. It’s important to consider how your Windows Store app will access network resources once it has the capability to do so. If your app is going to perform a large number of network operations or transfer large amounts of data (e.g.... (more)

Azure CLI Day 2 – account import

In my previous post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=2966) I showed you how to download your Windows Azure account information, also known as your publishing settings, using the Windows Azure command line tools. In this post I’ll show you how to import these settings into the command line. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience should be identical on Windows and Linux as well. The first thing you’ll need want to do is o... (more)

Azure CLI Day 8 – site create with GitHub

In my last post (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3058) I showed you how to create a Windows Azure web site that is integrated with Git from the command line. The benefit of this approach its that you can modify your web site locally, and once you’re happy with it you can push it to Azure using Git. In this post I’ll show you how to use the popular site GitHub to do the same thing. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line tools on a MacBook Air with OSX (Mountain Lion) installed, and I’m using Google Chrome as my default browser. However, the experience... (more)