Showing posts from October, 2011

Windows Azure Cache Tip: Use language change to refresh cache

Several times using the Windows Azure Portal , the page has appeared to recycle correctly its 30 second refresh yet the process change I know reported success doesn’t show up. After a forum thread with a MS Support person, I learned to change the language setting at the top instead of log out and log in.   30 Second Refresh at the bottom left of the Browser Window     Change Language setting to refresh Portal Cache at the top right of the Browser Window

Reinstalling Purchased Windows Phone 7 Apps after Mango Update

I purchased Flux a while back (metro version) and it is my favorite RSS reader. When my phone updated to mango, Flux updated the day after. Flux has been rock solid but the mango version wouldn’t even get past the splash screen. While I could have tried rebooting the phone (turn off, take battery out, put battery back, and turn back on), I knew a fresh install would definitely fix the issue.   I uninstalled Flux then, no the phone, went to the Marketplace  and found it again and reinstalled. The interface didn’t say reinstall though, it said “buy.” This is completely misleading. Microsoft knows I purchased the app so I clicked on buy, knowing it really wasn’t a buy but instead a reinstall.   Find app in Marketplace . “Buy” app which is really just a reinstall. You aren’t charged again.

Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure

Introduction This post will explain how Windows Phone 7 and Windows Azure relate to each other. This is in response to an email question I received over on my apps site. The person, apparently, had been assigned the task of “putting his rewards app on Azure.”   This post is a 100 level (introductory) explanation.   Client/Server Twenty years ago the client/server conversation was obvious with a physical client machine (perhaps a Windows version) connecting through a wire to a physical server. Usually these were in the same location or in some sort of private wide area network.  But they were just a client and a server.   Ten years ago the client/server conversation was a physical client machine connecting through a wire to a physical server that was not in the same building, probably not in the same state or country. But they were just a client and a server.   Since then, until Windows Phone and Azure, nothing really changed except the connection, which became wire

Windows Azure Phone Apps for Windows Phone 7

I’ve made two apps targeting Windows Azure developers, testers, and managers. If your company uses any Windows Azure products, you should take a look at the apps, WAZUp and WAZDash. WAZUp allows you to manage the Deployment status and WAZDash reports on recent service issues. If you would like to keep up with my Windows Azure apps, subscribe by RSS .