Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:21:54 GMTWe've got a big run of Azure Cloud Camps coming up. Dates are set for Tampa and Miami. Find out more at this blog post - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/01/26/cloud-camps-winter-2014-miami-date-announced.aspx....
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:25:11 GMT
Note from the blog author: Web Camps are ramping up again and they've asked me to help get the word out. So the stock blurb is below. Peruse at your leisure and sign up for the nearest camp.
The new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 puts the power to build cutting-edge websites right at your fingertips. Even better? Once you build a beautiful, interactive site, you can easily deploy and scale it with Microsoft Azure!
Join us for a free WebCamp and learn how to elevate your coding – in just one day. WebCamps are live, no-fluff events created for developers, by developers. You’ll learn from lively, informative experts who start with the basics and ramp up to advanced topics as the day goes on. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover in these hands-on sessions:
A list of the East Region USA web camps are below. Note there are dates for TAMPA and MIAMI only in Florida. For a list of Web Camps in Central and West please see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/msftwebcamps .
(click to register)
|Atlanta (Alpharetta)||Feb 17||1032612523|
|Philadelphia (Malvern)||March 19||1032612620|
|Atlanta (Alpharetta)||April 07||1032612626|
|New York||April 16||1032612631|
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:02:47 GMT
Azure is a pretty sweet cloud environment, with a powerful management portal to help you drive ops. But the management portal isn't enough when it comes to quickly scaling up operations. PowerShell is available from a DevOps perspective to script a large variety of tasks. Sometimes though, you get some strange errors out of PowerShell cmdlets.
I was running the Get-AzureVM cmdlet and got the error - "Your Azure credentials have not been set up or have expired, please run Add-AzureAccount to set up your Azure credentials". Which was frustrating to me, as I was sure the Azure account I had selected using Select-AzureSubscription in my account was valid. I had setup several websites and a storage account in it earlier in the year.
Resolution - Login to the Azure portal and check your account status. Mine was still in the "welcome wizard" even though I already had a few websites running in it. Walking through the wizard cleared up the message and now the scripts run successfully.
Here's to the SEO god, may this post help some other person not spend an hour wrestling out of an awkward situation.
Additional keywords: Select-AzureSubscription Get-AzureVM FullyQualifiedErrorId Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Commands.ServiceManagement.IaaS.GetAzureVMCommand
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:45:37 GMT
A couple of ya’ll have asked me how to add multiple users to a BizSpark account. Procedures are outlined here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/02/16/adding-multiple-users-to-a-bizspark-account.aspx . Note this also gets each BizSpark user their very own MSDN playground! Enjoy...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:59:36 GMT
Situation arose the other day where a startup using a Mac received a "Error: Remote Desktop Connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to. Try reconnecting to the Windows-based computer, or contact our administrator." To see my resolution and writeup surf over to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/02/25/mac-remote-desktop-connection-error-connecting-to-azure-virtual-machine.aspx .
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:42:13 GMT
I was attempting to sign up for an Office 365 Dev account using my MSDN / BizSpark subscription. I hit a really nasty error where I was unable to continue the sign in process because it thought 33702 was not in St Petersburg. Read about my trials and the solution at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/03/11/city-and-state-do-not-match-postal-code-signing-up-for-office-365-dev-account-using-msdn-bizspark.aspx.
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:37:00 GMT
Interested in winning a $25k prize for game development. Cocos is sponsoring a $25k prize for the best game for Windows Phone or Windows Store. I've blogged it on my MSDN blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/04/09/cocos-25-000-games-for-windows-contest.aspx. If you're curious, head over and check it out.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:26:38 GMT
Tomorrow is a big day for the Microsoft world with the //Build conference in San Francisco. I'm there "booth duding" at the O365 stuff. Digging the CSOM / JSOM models of outside-in for Office 365!
Anyway, if you can't make the event, below are resources you can use to keep up. I'll post more goodies as //Build progresses.
If you're from Florida and attending //Build reach out to me and let's meet.
Sun, 03 May 2015 23:49:12 GMT
//build/ 2015 was one of those events that left you with that "oh heck do I have alot to catch up on" type feeling. From Windows 10, Astoria, UAP, Office Graph and more, there is a ton of things to think abot and absort. So how should you approach absorting all the goodies that came out of //build/? A few suggestions below.
First get a high level view of the big announcments. As you perse the announcements, think about topics that should be added to your list of technical debt, aka stuff you need to learn. My favorite summary level pics below:
Next, maybe you want some in-person //build/ fun? There are a set of //build/ tours going on. Limited city scope, but if you're lucky enough to be on the targeted list, they're definitely worth dropping in on. For more info see the //build/ tour at https://www.build15.com . No stops in Florida, nearest is Atlanta, a mere 400 to 1000 miles away from your Florida location, but a very scenic drive!
Finally, got that list of topics handy of things you want to learn more about. The //build/ videos are availabe on demand at - http://channel9.msdn.com/events/build/ . You can download them or view them online. If you're looking for an automated downloader, pull http://infoworks.tv/session-downloader-now-supports-build-2015/ and give it a go. Freshly updated for //build2015/.
What are you going to //build/ ? What was your favorite session? I personally liked the ConnectedCow keynote from day2.
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:39:46 GMT
Ran into a big nasty getting my Smart Card reader working on build 10076 of Windows 10. Resolution and dialog are on my MSDN blog. Check it out here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2015/06/16/unrecognized-smart-card-reader-scr-3500-on-windows-10.aspx
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:25:02 GMTI've migrated my blog. Head over to my new feed at