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…


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…


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…


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….