In this episode, Steve and Wade are joined by both Corey Sanders—a PM on the Windows Azure Fabric Controller team—and Cory Fowler—Canada’s only Windows Azure MVP—as they discuss the Virtual Machine (VM) Role in Windows Azure. Corey explains the purpose of VM Role, how to get it set up and working, and when to use it (and not use it).
Reviewing the news, Wade and Steve:
- Highlight the February 2011 update of the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit and Course
- Reveal a new node available for the Windows Azure CDN in Doha, QT
- Review MD5 checking in Windows Azure Blobs
- Discuss the improved experience for Java Developers with Windows Azure
- Cover the availability of a schema-free graph engine called Neo4j on Windows Azure
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