Experimenting with Windows Azure and understanding its runtime environment better

Overview I recently learned how to develop, test and deploy a Windows Azure application. This post describes how created and deployed a sample application. Please note that I am not a member of the Windows Azure team and this post covers my own personal experience with the service. Tools My experimentation was made easier by the…

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Using PowerShell V2 to gather info on free space on the volumes of your remote file server

Overview  In a previous blog post, I have examined some of PowerShell’s control structures and included an example gathered some information from web. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it at http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2010/04/04/experimenting-with-powershell-v2-scripting-variables-and-control-structures.aspx. At the end of that post, I suggested a project to check free spaces on file servers. That’s what this post…

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Experimenting with PowerShell V2 scripting, variables and control structures

Last week I was testing Visual Studio 2010 to write a C# application to export all my blog posts to a file. I described that in some detail at http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2010/03/21/experimenting-with-visual-studio-2010-and-backing-up-the-entries-on-my-blog.aspx I am performing the exact same task, but this time using PowerShell V2. The basic idea is still the same and I am still using…

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Experimenting with Visual Studio 2010 and backing up the entries on my blog

I spent some time today experimenting with the Visual Studio 2010. As I learned a long time ago, the best way to experience a development environment or programming language is to try to implement a solution with it. So I set out to create a small tool to download all my blog posts at http://blogs.technet.com/josebda….