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MVC 3 beta on Windows Azure

clock November 10, 2010 19:48 by author Rok Bermež

This is also valid for RC release of MVC 3.

When preparing a demo for my next lecture I noticed that when using MVC3 beta, everything works correctly in development fabric, but it fails when deployed to Windows Azure. Web Role is cycling between initializing / stopping and that usually mean that not all dependencies are included with the deployed project.

To solve the problem just add references to the following dlls located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft ASP.NET\ASP.NET Web Pages\v1.0\Assemblies:

  • System.WebPages.dll
  • System.Web.WebPages.Razor.dll
  • System.Web.Helpers.dll
  • System.Web.Razor.dll
  • WebMatrix.Data.dll
  • Microsoft.Web.Infrastructure.dll

and make sure that all of them (including System.Web.Mvc.dll (v3.0.0.0)) are marked as Copy local = true.



Windows Azure - Novosti

clock November 1, 2010 22:11 by author Rok Bermež

Prejšnji teden je Microsoft na PDC-ju objavil nove funkcionalnosti, ki bodo v naslednjih 12 do 18 mesecih doletele Windows Azure.  Za vse tiste, ki si dogodka niste imeli časa ogledati, je tu pregled teh funkcionalnosti, ki bodo naredile Windows Azure še bolj kompletno 'cloud' platformo:

-          Dobimo novo VM vlogo, ki nam bo omogočala nalaganje svojega VHD  virtualnega diska in njegov zagon  v oblaku ter bo v začetku podpirala operacijske sisteme Windows Server 2008 R2, 2011 (ko bo na voljo), Windows Server 2003 in Windows Server 2008 s Service Pack 2. Malce kasneje, proti koncu naslednjega leta,  pride tudi 'Server Application Virtualization', ki bo omogočal nameščanje strežniških aplikacij v oblak brez potrebe po njihovem pakiranju v VHD-je. Pred tem, do konca letošnjega leta, pa dobimo administratorske pravice  in oddaljen dostop (RDP) do obstoječih VM-jev, tako da bomo lahko nanje nameščali stvari, ki jih do zdaj nismo mogli.

-          SQL Azure se z pridobitvijo  SQL Azure Reportinga in dodatnih storitev za sinhronizacijo, ki nam bodo omogočale replikacijo podatkov na lokalne strežnike in mobilne naprave, hitro približuje svojemu strežniškemu bratu. Predogled obeh storitev naj bi bil omogočen še letos.

-          Tudi AppFabric dobi nekaj novosti -  distribuiran 'cacheing', lažjo integracijo z BizTalk strežnikom ter kompozitne aplikacije.

-          Kot konkurenco Amazonovi novi micro instanci, dobimo 'Extra Small' velikost VM-ja, ki pri ceni $0,05 / compute hour precej zniža vstopni prag malih podjetij v oblak.

Z vsemi napovedanimi novostmi bo Windows Azure trenutno zagotovo najpopolnejša ponudba oblaka.



About the author

Rok Bermež is Slovenian Windows Azure MVP, he works as a Software Engineer and Microsoft Certified Trainer at Kompas Xnet. His primary interests include cloud computing and web development. With extensive experience in development and architecture he participated in many projects and since the CTP release of Windows Azure much of those projects are based on Windows Azure platform. Rok has been delivering courses, writing code and speaking at conferences and community events on Microsoft technologies for the last couple of years. You can also find him on Twitter (@Rok_B).

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