Episode 106 - Scott Guthrie Discusses Windows Azure SDK 2.0

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In this episode Nick Harris and Nathan Totten are joined by Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Windows Azure, who introduces us to the new Windows Azure SDK 2.0. Scott shows off a few of the many new features in SDK 2.0 including the new Table Explorer and Query Builder. He demonstrates several of the new diagnostics features for Cloud Services and Web Sites, and he deploys a Cloud Service using the new parallel upgrade. In addition to the new features, Scott discusses some of the other recent additions to Windows Azure including the General Availability of Virtual Machines.

For even more details on today's announcements, read Scott's blog post.

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    Jason

    Love the updates. The deployment and diagnostic changes look awesome.

    We're still waiting for Windows Azure Websites to come out of preview and have SSL support. It would at least be nice to have some visibility into why the top requested feature of one of the most popular services seems to have been delayed quite a bit.

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    Scott

    Love the Service Bus message pump. A big cost savings for real time apps now that we don't need to poll.

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    ntotten

    @Jason: It is coming soon. Smiley I know we have been saying that for a while, but we are definitely aware that it is the top feature and we are working hard to get it added.

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    Ameer

    Great show, very nicely done. Thanks Nate.

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    jyseong

    cool features and great episode. thanks @ntotten and @scottgu

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    martonx

    Without Azure Websites SSL all of this worth nothing... :(

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    Topbot

    Btw, there is a small bug with "Remote Desktop for all roles Settings". Don't know where to report so writing here. SDK allows you to set password which contains username. For instance, i can set login as "admin" and password as "aDmin123". After successful publish i try to connect. It fails, it says an error at "Local Security Policy Service", which gives me nothing. Probably need to add restriction for password field like Assert.NotTrue(password.ToUpper().Contains(username.ToUpper()))

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