Azure Tip: How are Web Sites priced?

One of the questions that comes up often related to Azure Websites is: How are Web Sites priced? To understand how they are priced you have to understand what a Web Site is to Azure. To Azure a Web Site, in its most simple definition, is: A single app pool…

Azure Tip: My Management Certificate Is Public What Do I Do?

Yesterday @writeameer posted on twitter a search query, using the new GitHub Code Search, showing that there are a whole lot of users on GitHub that have exposed their management certificates to the public.  If you are not aware a management certificate gives you access to administer your Azure account…

Executify's Vision

As I explained about a month ago when I introduced Executify, I have launched a new website that works a lot like Azure Mobile Service Jobs except that you have more control over the jobs and you can create them in the .NET 4.5 Framework. Since then I have…

Azure Mobile Service Jobs

As I was getting ready to roll out Executify, I like many of you read Scott Gu's announcement of Azure Mobile Services providing scheduled jobs, and I was very excited by this announcement.  Because it was validation of the service I have been working on since May, and we didn't…

Welcome To Executify

I have a common problem that many developers have. I have small programs or processes that I want executed on a semi-regular basis, but having a whole server set aside for just running these processes seems like overkill. Back in May of this year I was thinking about this problem…

Hidden iPhone 5 Upgrade Fees And Bad AT&T Math

This is a break from my normal postings about technology, but I just needed to rant on this a little. Because as a programmer I understand that bad math happens, but this seems deliberate on AT&T's part. Let me start out by explaining, I like many other Americans…