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Running Scheduled Perl Scripts in Azure Using Strawberry Perl and Quartz.Net

Background (or Why would I even think to do this?): I inherited some useful scripts that were written in perl. When I started working with them, it was far easier to refresh my decade-old knowledge of perl than to rewrite … Continue reading

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Book Review / Overview: “Azure in Action” by Chris Hay and Brian H. Prince

Review I read “Azure in Action” in November of 2010 (during my travel to/from PDC), but am just going over it again now. I’ve been dipping my toe in Azure for something like 15 months now, but dipping is as … Continue reading

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(Re-)Initializing Azure Development Storage

I just created a new Azure project the other day. It had been more than 4 months since I’d run any Azure code in my local development environment, but I had made changes on my computer. One significant thing I … Continue reading

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Azure Firestarter Wrap up

Well the Windows Azure Firestarter organized by the Boston Azure User Group has come and gone. It was a very interesting and informative day. I hope the attendees came away with a good feeling for what the Microsoft cloud is … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Boston Azure Firestarter

I’ve been spending my day coding for Azure in preparation for a Firestarter event on May 8th. As a member of the Boston Azure User Group (, that’s organizing the event, I’m getting myself psyched up and working on some … Continue reading

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