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Creating a SQL Azure Database Should be Easier by Ken Cox [MVP]

Every time I try to create a database + tables + data for Windows Azure SQL I get errors.  One of them is 'Filegroup reference and partitioning scheme' is not supported in this version of SQL Server.' It’s partly due to my poor memory (since I’ve...

We Need a Capped Plan for MSDN Azure Benefits by Ken Cox [MVP]

Like many developers, I’d like to play more with Windows Azure.  Microsoft recently improved the MSDN Azure benefits – extending them to MSDN Professional subscribers. The trouble is, the onus is on the subscriber to avoid hefty charges caused by...

I Owe $282.06 for Windows Azure Usage Charges on an MSDN Subscription by Ken Cox [MVP]

Since the launch of Windows Azure, I’ve been using my complimentary Microsoft MVP MSDN Premium subscription to play with Azure and enter some deployment contests. Unfortunately, I left up those trivial deployments and used 2,979 compute hours. That’s...
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Naughty Words at Azure’s cloudapp.net (NSFW in French) by Ken Cox [MVP]

I was configuring some Windows Azure sites today. When prompted for a globally unique public name for an account, I started playing with the Check Availability button. Not surprisingly, there’s a filter that bans the use of the common English-language...

Silverlight Streaming Beta Outage by Ken Cox [MVP]

My apologies to those unable to access my screencasts on building a Silverlight 2 data form. The Silverlight Streaming service has been flakey for the last few days and, as I write this, it is non-existent. Given that the service is free and still in...
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