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In my previous two posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to: Create a scheduled job for a Windows Azure Mobile Service (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3342) List the scheduled jobs associated with a Windows Azure Mobile Service (http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3350) In this post I’ll start looking at how to modify the script associated with a scheduled job. 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. Before you can modify a script associated with a scheduled job you’ll probably want to download the default script that is created for the job. However, before you can download the script you need to know where it... (more)

Azure CLI Day 51 – sql firewallrule delete

In my three previous posts I showed you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to: Create a firewall rule for a SQL database server(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3479) List the firewall rules for a SQL database server(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3490) Show a firewall rule for a SQL database server(http://thinkfirstcodelater.com/blog/?p=3501) In this post I’ll show you how to use the Windows Azure cross platform command line tools to delete a SQL database server firewall rule. Once again, just a reminder that I’m using the command line ... (more)

Windows Azure Mobile Services for Android

Recently the Windows Azure Mobile Services team released official support for Android. Along with the SDK Microsoft has also written a number of tutorials to help you get started. The best place to start if you’ve never used Windows Azure Mobile Services before is the Getting started with Mobile Services tutorial. After you complete the initial walkthrough, there are a number of options you can look at depending on what your specific needs are: Data Get started with data - Learn how you can use Mobile Services to store and retrieve data from an app. Validate and modify data usin... (more)

Disabling DirectAccess Functionality in Windows 8

Let me start by saying I love DirectAccess in Windows 8. It’s great for accessing resources on the Microsoft network when I’m not in the office (which is about 90% of the time). DirectAccess, is case you aren’t aware of it, gives remote users (like yours truly) seamless access to corporate networks with the need to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network). I highly recommend you look into. As I stated in the intro, DirectAccess is great. I only have one caveat to add, when it works. On and off over the past couple of weeks I’ve been running into an issue where DirectAccess is in a co... (more)

Windows Azure Mobile Services now with HTML Client Support

In case you missed, last week the Windows Azure Mobile Services shipped support for HTML clients. Here’s a recap. The HTML client provides a JavaScript library that developers can use when building both Websites and PhoneGap/Apache Cordova apps.  The new HTML client combined with Cross-origin Resource Sharing (CORS) support helps developers leverage the great Mobile Services functionality available to native application developers today including: Turn-key structured storage for your HTML5/JS applications Authentication using common popular social identity providers such as Mic... (more)