StackOverflow Azure Contributions: April 28-May 4

Happy Monday! Here are my StackOverflow answers for Windows Azure questions, covering April 28 through May 4. If you see some that you agree with (or disagree with, though I hope that's not the case!), please vote on the answer. This helps others when visiting these questions and answers in the future.

StackOverflow Azure Contributions: April 14 - April 27

This week's post combines two weeks of StackOverflow answers. Last week was a bit hectic, as I flew DC-->Seattle (team meetings) -->San Francisco (customer visits) -->Louisville (CodePaLOUsa conference) -->DC in 5 days, then scrambled to Northern Virginia to help out with the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp. That, along with painful airport delays due to the Air Traffic Control furloughs, kept my blogging to a minimum (read: zero).

Whining and rambling aside: here are my StackOverflow contributions from April 14-27. Strangely, three of these have been closed by the Community at Large (2 of which I disagree with their closures).

  • Determining how many messages are on a Service Bus queue (link
  • Windows Azure Security? (). This talks about connecting to an Azure-hosted VM with a database server, but limiting access. This question was closed due to being better suited for a discussionlink
  • Azure endpoint monitoring: memory usage (link
  • Optimize Windows Azure Table Storage? (link
  • Windows Azure: What is the use of Internal IP addresses? (link
  • DTC is disabled on SQL Azure; how to enable it? (link
  • How hard is it to upgrade an Azure Virtual Machine? (). This answer shows how to change VM size via PowerShell. I don't quite understand why the question was closed (aside from it not being a programming question), as it does involve API calls (via PowerShell), and I do link

StackOverflow Azure Contributions: April 7 - April 13

Good Azure questions last week on StackOverflow. Here are the questions I contributed answers to:

  • WCF or Service Bus? (link
  • Deploying Azure solution from dev to test server (link
  • Does Azure SQL Database support encryption? (link
  • Secure communication between internal roles in Azure (link
  • Need further explanation regarding edge case (link
  • Issue with scale option in Windows Azure Web Sites (link
  • Azure Shared Cache: Unable to spin up in US East / US West () - this is about the shared cache servicelink
  • Table Storage, more than 100 hits per second (link

I also earned a Good Answer silver badge (25 upvotes) for my to Azure Table vs. MongoDBanswer

StackOverflow Azure Contributions: March 10-March 30

It's amazing how quickly time flies when traveling! Time for another StackOverflow recap post. This one covers my answers posted in the past 3 weeks, representing my time away in Israel, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and... a bit of vacation time in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

While I also post several comments on StackOverflow, I figured they might not be as interesting to call out individually. If you're interested, they can all be viewed .