New Azure Portal

Just got back from a sick leave and I wanna check our project’s Windows Azure. Basically billing – its our cycle this week but found out that there is this “Swith to new portal” link. The curious of me followed it and…


Hey, it’s this! 


The second time I visited this portal, it does not asked me to wait for a setup. It seems that they save personalization data as well.


So, this is a new portal. Interestingly, the bill already pops in the main screen.


Navigation is still in the left, but this time grouped. Also shows my team projects. When you click these, it opens a sort of tab on the right.


Your username is clickable, I love to customize so lets try it.


Ahh you can move around tiles and umm maybe Ill put my bill on my upper right for now.


I gotta play around with this new portal. Bye for now. 🙂


How I met your mother’s operating system. #ThankyouXP!

by xp

Kids, I’m gonna tell you an incredible story ; the story of how I met your mother’s Operating System. Once upon a time before I was doing something else. Get popcorn, this is gonna take a while.

Yea, it was ages ago the first time I saw you XP, you are just a desktop to me. We used to manage these routers and you run putty for me as well. Oh the games are awesome since you arrived, DirectX was a hit at that time.

Then I met your “Professional” side, installed my first IIS to implement my very first web based portal for a biometrics scanner. We installed a handful of these that was used by two telecom, schools and well our own small company.

We met again and you were joined to a domain. My very first encounter of the Active Directory, my first Remote Desktop and NETSH.

Oh AD on Windows 2003 we battled together, you fought diligently. We apply policies like there IS a tomorrow for we need to manage and control our infrastructure. I had to leave you to another IT fellow, your new companion as I need to go on another adventure. I heard a few years before that you suffered a major health condition, I rushed back to you but it was almost too late. We needed to take your hard disk and RAM out, we tried to revive you with our last known configuration to the hope that you still remember everything. To our sadness, we only saved the last month’s backup of what you remember. It was not the same after that.

DCPROMO, for a production to create more new “You”. A new forests, new domains. I spawned countless of you, for multiple lands. They liked you and XP there. They liked you for 10+ years. Even if there are new versions of you, we still hang on to you. Updated you regularly, Remember SP2 with the pop-up blocker on IE? 🙂

We did our goodbyes long before the newest generation of OS has arrived, but after a few days it is certain that we cannot run in production anymore. It will be official that you are now a retired soldier, for that so long and Thank You XP!