In this episode, Steve and Wade are joined by Nate Totten—a developer from Thuzi—as they look at a solution for dynamically deploying websites in a Windows Azure Web Role. This is a slick solution that you can use to zip up your website and drop it into storage, and a service running in your Web Role then picks it up and programmatically sets up the website in IIS—all in less than 30 seconds.
Reviewing the news, Wade and Steve:
- Highlight the release of Windows Azure SDK 1.4, updates to the Windows Azure Management Portal, CDN, and the Windows Azure Connect CTP Refresh.
- Cover the release of David Pallmann's book The Windows Azure Handbook, Volume 1: Strategy & Planning.
- Mention that the production Windows Azure AppFabric Portal may show an error messages. Note: by show release, this has been resolved by updates to the portal.