Thursday, June 26, 2014

Setting up DevOps for a Startup on Day Zero

Scott Hanselman & I created our imaginary startup HanselJosh and the first thing we did was to get DevOps going on Day 0.  Here is your 15 mins look on how to get your DevOps rolling by creating a new team Project, a web site with SQL database backing it, setting up continuous integration from a Git repository, coding within Visual Studio using ASP.NET and then browsing the deployed code in the new Azure portal.


Areas covered in this video:

  • Creating a new Team Project after choosing version control, process template, etc.
  • Create a web site + SQL and configure it
  • Create new database and configure it
  • Open the repository in Visual Studio from the new Azure Portal
  • Clone the repository using the Git integration in Visual Studio
  • Create a new ASP.NET web site
  • Set up continuous deployment/integration
  • Commit and sync the project to Azure
  • Browse the deployed code

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Video: Azure Resource Manager, Portal and more

Nathan & I got an opportunity to join Chris on Cloud Cover show to discuss how to make building cloud based apps easier using Azure resource manager, Visual Studio Online and Azure portal.  We also talked about dashboards, Resource Groups, Journeys, Continuous Deployment, Visual Studio Online integration, Analytics, Monitoring, Hosting Plans, Billing etc. Hope you find it useful!


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Monday, June 23, 2014

From the ground up: Building the Microsoft Azure Preview Portal


Brad Olenick and I had a chance to sync with Cory about how we built the new Microsoft Azure Preview Portal. During this show we dig into the reasoning behind the new portal, what it is build with under the covers and the design decisions made along the way. This show actually contains early mocks of the portal, some point in time screenshots and other fun exclusive content hope you will enjoy it.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Managing billing and saving money with the new Azure Portal

In this Azure Friday video, Scott Hanselman and I dig into the new Azure Portal and explore how best to save money and be aware of your bill and resources.
Areas covered in this video:
  • Azure Portal
  • Billing Hub
  • Subscriptions
  • Cost by resource
  • Dashboard
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Channel 9 Live: Enabling DevOps with Azure

Brian Keller chatted with Jonah & I on Channel 9 LIVE at the //build 2014 conference just after the launch of new Azure portal.  We chatted about several things about how the new design came about and also about funny things including failiens and HTTP 520 error, hope you will enjoy this.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Overview of new Azure portal

In this Azure Friday episode, I give a tour around the new Azure portal to Scott Hanselman.  We will talk about blades, hubs, journeys, lenses and more.
Areas covered in this video:
  • Azure Portal
  • Azure hubs, blades, lenses, journeys
  • Customizing the Azure UI
  • Azure console
  • Azure templates
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Azure Portal – Trailer

For last year and half I have gone dark on my blog and it has been because of the secret project I have been working on.  Dreaming something crazy, forming the team, making something which is not attempted before, working with huge breadth of partners, simplifying complex scenarios to make it approachable by millions of customers, shipping it & finally users loving it is an awesome feeling which building the new Azure user experience has given everyone in my team. 
In some shape or form the goal was to re-imagine how cloud needs to be in the future and just before the release I spent sometime trying to build this 3 min video to give you a trailer of  You can also find it on Hope you enjoy it.