|Azure Cloud : Mount a Blob Storage as Drive on VM (See Blob Storage as Local Drive )|
You can't mount blob storage as a drive. If you have a VHD in blob
storage you can mount that and attach it to a VM, but as far as I know
you can't mount blob storage.
(The one potential exception is with Azure's HDFS implementation which
runs on a Linux machine and uses blob storage as the backing store for
If you've uploaded a file to blob storage, you can simply use the
Azure APIs to d
|Azure DocumentDB - Query returning no results|
Turns out the "m.White.Name == null || m.White.Name != name" check is
problematic because the Name field does not exist on the document in
When the document is edited to the following, the query returns it.
Notice the explicit null value for Name field.
|Stopping SQL Azure DB when not in use|
This is not an option today - the only choice you have is to reduce
the size of the Azure SQL Database which will reduce the cost from the
next hour of service. If you really don't want to pay for the DB you
could backup the DB to blob storage, delete the database and then
restore when required. You could orchestrate this using PowerShell or
|How to setup environment for windows azure programming|
Take a look at Visual Studio Community 2013, it's got everything you
need to get a development environment set up quickly to build apps
with the latest .NET Azure SDK v2.5.
|Neo4j: Ubuntu hosted endpoint protection on Microsoft Azure|
If you use ubuntu you can set up nginx as reverse proxy:
|Path to use in web.config when deploying Meteorjs|
Builded Meteor Application on output has main.js in root folder of
your application, you should point your web server onto this file.
In rewrite rule use regular expression:
<match url="^(.*)$" ignoreCase="false" />
So your config file will be:
<compilation batch="false" />
|Sitecore Azure publish between CA and CD|
In your Azure.ServiceRuntime.config file (on the instance with Azure
module on), look for the following line;
Sitecore.Azure" method="Synchronize" interval="00:05:00" />
and replace it with this one;
Sitecore.Azure" method="Synchronize" interval=
|Azure: More DTUs or more shards?|
If you are expecting your workload to grow over time, it makes sense
to start with a sharded design so you'll have plenty of headroom for
increased traffic without having to re-architect later. But be sure
that you don't need to perform queries that join data in different
shards. Overall the performance will be similar to scaling up. I
recommend testing the application to make sure that the bur
|Issue with zookeeper and public/vritual IP in azure cloud|
You can look at using public Reserved IP addresses which may help
You can also assign static private IP addresses - see this script for
Note that you'll need a setup a p
|Streaming with Azure media services|
Take a look at JW Player and the Microsoft Media Platform Player
Framework. Both offer plenty of playback options for progressive and
adaptive streaming to a wide range of browsers and devices.
|Mobile Services Offline PullAsync only retrieves data where updatedAt date > the latest record|
PullAsync() is supposed to use an incremental sync (getting only
records what have a newer date than the last record it retrieved) when
you pass in a query key. If not, it should execute your query and pull
down all matching records.
It sounds like a bug is occurring if you are getting that behavior
without passing in a query key.
Also, in the incremental sync case, it is not the latest updated
|OAuth 2.0 client for ACS|
ADAL 1.0 is still supported and can interact with ACS, does have a
cache and does use refresh tokens automatically... however it does not
support all the flows you list, mostly because ACS does not support
those either. In general, ACS has been in feature freeze for quite
some time and the AD team has been explicit about Azure AD being the
direction moving forward. If you are starting a new projec
|Build in Visual Studio Online fails since Azure SDK 2.5|
We are deploying 2.5 on the build machines now. We have it on all of
the scale units but one, where we hit an issue. That's under
investigation now, and we'll get the roll out finished asap.
Update: We've just finished deploying the new image with 2.5 to all
Note: You can see a full list of exact versions installed:
|How to create a Windows Azure tenant and user programmatically|
I don't believe you can programmatically create a new AD tenant. One
is tied to the subscription when its created, and assigning it to a
domain requires several manual steps.
However, with regards to creating/managing users in that tenant, I'd
suggest you start looking here:
|Azure webjobs not reading the site appsettings|
So it looks like I've found a bug!
It's because my AppSettings were referenced from another file, like
this (in app.config):
This basically breaks azure's config management.
|How come azure website requires Owin?|
OWIN is the standard interface between .NET web servers and web
applications used by Microsoft since they went "fully" open-source
with the ASP.NET Web Stack. I think that the OWIN Package became
mandatory for ASP.NET WEB.API projects since Visual Studio 2013 Update
You can find more info on OWIN here:
|How do you install custom software on worker nodes in Azure HDInsight?|
The short answer is that you don't. It's not ideal from a caching
perspective, but you ought to be able to bundle all your job
dependencies into the map reduce jar which is distributed across the
cluster for you by YARN (part of Hadoop). This is broadly speaking
transparent to the end user, as it's all handled through the job
If you need something large which is a shared depe
|Is it possible to alter /Update Expiration time in Azure Queue?|
Yes, when you put a message on the queue you can specify a messagettl
value for the number of seconds before the message expires and is
automatically removed. The maximum allowed value is 7 days, which is
also the default.
If you're using the .NET SDK then you can pass this as a TimeSpan
timeToLive argument into the CloudQueue.AddMessage method.
The PopReceipt is an identifier that's used when
|Stream mp3's (audio only) from Azure Cloud Storage Blobs via Azure Media Services|
It seems by changing my blob storage account to the latest version
(via code) has seemingly fixed the streaming problem i was seeing in
jplayer and may not need media services at all
var credentials = new StorageCredentials("accountname", "accountkey");
var account = new CloudStorageAccount(credentials, true);
var client = account.CreateCloudBlobClient();
var properties = client.GetServicePropert
|Return more than 1000 entities of a Windows Azure Table query|
Your code looks correct, and basically looks the same as
- "How to: Retrieve all entities in a partition"
Are you sure there are more than 1000 entities in that partition? You
can check this a couple different ways:
Use Visual Studio or some other storage explorer to run the same que
|StackExchange Redis Client StringSet return false?|
Simple string reply: OK if SET was executed correctly. Null reply: a
Null Bulk Reply is returned if the SET operation was not performed
becase the user specified the NX or XX option but the condition was
Though it looks like you are using SETEX
(http://redis.io/commands/setex) are you setting a valid timespan as
the third argument?
SETEX is ato
|Office 365 API, error: The token has invalid value 'roles' for the claim type ''|
Thanks for the detailed info! Your issue may be the same as the one
discussed in this StackOverflow question and unchecking "Have full
access to a user's mailbox" may fix the issue you are seeing.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you are getting
access denied even after unchecking this permission.
[UPDATE]: Jason is right - we don't yet support client-credential
|JobHost.RunAndBlock not blocking|
By default, queue messages are processed in parallel. The default
degree of parallelism is 16.
If you don't want parallel execution, you can set the
JobHostConfiguration.Queues.BatchSize to 1, as described here.
|windows azure table storage, how do I enable keep alive|
Add this to the start-up code of your application:
ServicePointManager.DefaultConnectionLimit = 100; // Default 2
ServicePointManager.UseNagleAlgorithm = false; // Default true
You don't have to add any Keep-Alive headers, they are already there.
Have a look at HttpWebRequestFactory (line 86):
#if WINDOWS_DESKTOP && !WINDOWS_PHONE
|Does TableBatchOperation guarantee that all entities will have same Timestamp field value?|
Short answer is: entities inserted in the same batch can have
It depends on the batch size and I guess current load of Table
I wrote a simple unit test to check that, you can find it here and in
one batch of 100 items (every with 30KB string property) I can see few
but for smal
|When does Azure's EventProcessorHost call IEventProcessor.ProcessEventsAsync?|
Although following information is not validated but logically it
should be working like this -
1) There should not be any concurrent call to ProcessEventAsync inside
one partition. Otherwise how would azure give guarantee on ordering of
messages inside one partition.
2) We might have to process each message asynchronously. Otherwise
system cannot handle more than 32 message concurrently. (assumin
|How I deploy my Meteor app to the internet from my Ubuntu Azure VM?|
I deploy it using the readme on a linux box, it's pretty straight
forward once you completed the meteor build. it requires nodejs and
mongo installed on the server that will old you meteor app.
You can also simply use 'meteor deploy yourapp' and redirect your
domain to yourapp.meteor.com
Or you can try tu use MUP (my next challenge).
My very favorite source for this is a French guy who blogs abo
|Azure custom domain not being accepted (awverify cname)|
I paid for developer support in order to get Microsoft on the case, as
in my mind I was doing everything correctly.
£20 and a phone call later, the issue is a problem with the Azure
Using the new portal, https://portal.azure.com/ works without issue
whereas using https://manage.windowsazure.com does not work.
I've now got my custom domains set up. :)
|Redeploy failed git deployment|
Goto Azure Portal, Select the DEPLOYMENTS tab of your site. Select
the failed deployment item and you should see the retry button on the
bottom command bar. Try click it. You can also force deploy any
successful items by selecting it and click redeploy button.
|QueueTrigger Attribute Visibility Timeout|
I have the same question and haven't found answer yet. But, to answer
a part of your question, the default lease is 10 minutes.
Quoting the Azure Website: "When the method completes, the queue
message is deleted. If the method fails before completing, the queue
message is not deleted; after a 10-minute lease expires, the message
is released to be picked up again and processed. This sequence won't
|Unable to perform Azure BizTalk Hybrid Connection - on-premisis part|
Looks like you can download the Hybrid Connection Manager from here as
an .msi from here:
Follow the install instructions and you'll be set.
|RabbitMQ on Azure connection timeout|
I was deploying a configuration with one VPS running the RabbitMQ
broker on Windows Server. On the server we have two .Net services
communicating over RabbitMQ/Masstransit and a website doing
request/response to the services over RabbitMQ/Masstransit as well.
We would get spurious timeouts and RabbitMQ would fail on the respond
most of the time. I have just finished moving the VPS and the websit
|Windows Azure sending email via SMTP relay|
Azure as such does not apply any restriction on the outgoing traffic
(beside some bandwidth throttling based on the Size of the VM you are
running on, but this quite generous). So in practice you can use any
SMTP relay service.
Whether you can use Mimecast specifically, you shall turn to Mimecast
support or products page. But there is nothing in Azure that would
stop you from using this
Undelete is a POST to /table/tablename/recordId. It looks like we
didn't add that method in the JS SDK yet. So it may be quickest to do
an ajax request directly to do that.
You could also look at updating your table's insert script to capture
the conflict, and just resolve it during the insert process and leave
the client out of the picture. This is the path I would recommend.
(Let me know th
|Azure VPN connection and public IP|
I don't see to be limiting at all. And yes, this is the case. It is on
the official documentation before all.
When talk about Point-to-Site, I believe you missunderstand the
service a bit. Azure Point-to-Site connectivity allows a single
computer or laptop (named Point) to connect to Azure VPN Gateway
(Site). In that case, the client only has to be connected to the
When you connect to
|azure compute emulator not starting since addition of https endpoint|
Ok, Solution found. I was running IISExpress, I installed IIS 7
(control panel - programs - turn on/off window features) and now it
works just fine. It definitely appears to be an issue with IIS
express not running properly with the SSL certificates.
More info here:
|umbraco site as a subfolder of azure website|
You need to set up your Umbraco site as a virtual directory within
Azure. I haven't done this myself but I know it should be possible.
You will have to ensure that the virtual directory web.config
overrides/resets everything that may conflict from your parent
The best way to achieve this is create exactly the same set up
locally. So within your local IIS (not IIS Express) create your
|Creating a Hive schema on the raw data not working as expected|
I think the location you are specifying may be incorrect.
You have a default container, which is the container you specify or
create when creating an HDInsight container. For example,
'mycontainer'. If I put all the csv files in that container as
nyse_prices/filename.csv, then my location would be just
'/nyse_prices'. Just the directory that contains the files. The
'container' is treated as the r
|Azure Mobile Services Soft Delete Issue / Practices|
This behavior is by design--we require that you do an explicit
undelete before doing the update.
The solution you've presented is fine. You can also move the code to
your table controller, assuming you only need this behavior in one
table. If you need it in multiple tables, then the custom domain
manager is the best approach.