Azure Mobile App

Currently OOF with only an IPhone. So while waiting here, I was browsing apps and checked out of curiousity if there is a mobile app for Azure.

There is.

Downloaded this and signed in using my live account.

This will open a new web view pop-up.

After logging in you will be redirected to your home page. I can also filter my services.

Hamburger menu opens your profile and will display your directories with subscriptions.

And heres the details of my app. Happy to see its running without any errors 🙂

Heres a sample of the app insights for one of my web app.

This is so cool this app goes into my first screen.

So thats it for now! Coolness!

Philippines Community Leaders Meetup with Microsoft MVP’s

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So I had a chance to attend this meetup hosted at Fairmont hotel last December 6.

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Got to meet new faces and met some older (much older) ones. Its an exciting time to work with these fellow leaders, especially on the OSS community here in the Philippines.

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So thanks to Microsoft PH DX and our South East Asia Lead for inviting us and meeting us also in the event. Hope you guys can fly back here and see you guys soon!

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Exchange ECP HTTP Error 500.19 MSExchangeECPAppPool.config ApplicationHost.config (0x8007000d)

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Spoiler alert!: IIS keeps history of config files!

Well, Somethings wrong!

2 days ago, I helped the customer deploy their new Exchange 2013.  Everything is fine then, we had OWA and ECP running. Today I was called because they decided to add new mailboxes and cant access the ECP.

As troubleshooting, I opened the IIS Management Console and was presented with this:

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Opened the File and this came up. My reaction: What’s this!? Config files for aliens?!

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More background first for troubleshooting:

1. Client Installed .NET Framework 3.5 and ASP.NET 3.5 thinking this is missing.

2. Client Restarted everything. Yea, the have you tried turning it on and off again.

 

So le me, going back to the original problem: the Config file is corrupt!

Good guy IIS, always create a copy of the config history under INETPUB!  So I just go to that folder and under the second to the last CFG History I copied the applicationhost.config.

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Now go to The Inetserv Config folder under System32 (as the error said and rename the applicationhost with .old so that you have a backup copy of it. Then paste the applicationhost.config here.

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Back to work now and Happy deployment!

Have you seen the TechNet Flash PH for May 2011?

Check your inbox if you are already subscribed to the newsletter. There are a lot of items that are included that might be able to help you on your career specially on the Learn Section:

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Click the the Complimentary Exam Coaching Session Link and see these resources:

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For those that are planning to take certification exams, these are very useful links and I found them at TechNet flash, so if you havent yet Subscribe now!

Have you seen the TechNet Flash Philippines for this Month?

If you have not, please check out an amazing article by Dindo Fernando of Microsoft Philippines on how he explains “Cloud Computing”:

buy a car –> traditional/on-premise technology;

rent a car –> cloud computing

Pretty neat huh?

Also please do check out the MVP Highlights:

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Very Late Post: Virtual PC Differencing Disk

Hi all! This is a veeeeeeeery late post, but I always and still see people still struggling to do copy-paste VHD on their VPC. So guys hope this screenshot gallery can help for you to understand and hopefully use differencing disk.

So first, what is a differencing disk? Well — “A differencing disk is a virtual hard disk you use to isolate changes to a virtual hard disk or the guest operating system by storing them in a separate file” I think the simplest that I can articulate is you have a base VHD but instead of saving your changes to a base VHD you save it in another file, called differencing disk. But why do this? First is that you can actually save space by doing this, rather than duplicating each VHD only the changes on a COMMON base are saved. You can also chain your differencing disks but, thats for another day 🙂

To use differencing disks, you must first create your base. In the screenshots, I assumed that you already have this base (A clean image of what Operating system you want to clone, in my example a Windows Server 2003). What I do is I first create differencing disks and then use them later via “New Virtual Machine Wizard, Select Virtual Hard Disk”

So to create a differencing disk, on the VPC, click file then choose Virtual Disk Wizard. Click next until you arrive at Virtual Hard Disk Options.

on Virtual Hard Disk Options, choose Differencing. Select the parent or base that you created earlier and then click next up to finish.

      

We can now use this VHD, on the new Virtual Machine, choose an Existing Virtual Hard Disk and choose the newly created Differencing disk.

 

Hope that helps 🙂

SQL Server 2008 R2 is here and a free ebook on Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 is now here! and surprisingly I saw this only when I am downloading this free Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 ebook from the Data platform insider at TechNet blogs here: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/default.aspx

There is also a virtual tour at SQL’s main page here: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/tour/en/default.aspx

That’s it for now, ill get back after reading this 🙂

Cheers!