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Run Azure Mobile Services Jobs on Demand

Have you ever wondered that in Windows Azure Management Portal you can run scheduled scripts on demand, but there is no documentation on how to do it yourself (at least )? I think I've checked every possible place and nothing....

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Disappointing New Mobile Services Pricing

Several days ago Microsoft announced new pricing model (and new prices) for Mobile Services. When adding a Standard tier is something appreciated (as previously there was no low cost non-free option for example for more extensive...

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Creating Debian VM on Windows Azure - Part 3

In the last part we will add a separate data disk to our VM. It is not required. There are cases where this is necessary, but there are many more where this is not needed, especially if you want to have stateless VMs so you can ea...

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Creating Debian VM on Windows Azure - Part 2

Today we will really create Debian Linux Wheezy VM on Windows Azure, as previous part was unfortunately spend on setting up everything except VM. Create Virtual Machine with Debian System Disc We will use the VM from VMDepot. If y...

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MSSQL SUBSTRING() and LEN() Gotchas

Autocompletion is not always a good thing if you use something for the fist time and after seeing similar name you think it will behave as in all other languages, but in T-SQL it is not always true. I was creating a dynamic SQL in...

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Don't Be Catched by Function Expressions

When preparing the second part of the Debian VM on Windows Azure I have encountered an error in azure-cli showing up only if you use affinity groups. I will explain what is the root cause of the error and why I started to use func...

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