Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Empty Toolbox – SSIS 2012

I stared at this toolbox in disbelief. White and spacious with a confirming message that gave me no comfort: “There are no usable controls in here … “. What happened to the Source Assistant? Where in the world is the

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Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Currently there are two sets of tools for Visual Studio, the first works with Visual Studio 2010 and the second works with Visual Studio 2012 RC. There are no tools available with Visual Studio 11 Beta. Unfortunately, the Visual Studio

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Hosting a Minecraft Server on Windows Azure

So you have a big complicated Minecraft world built up and you want to share it with your friends, huh? Initially, you’ll just turn your home computer into a Minecraft Server, setup port-forwarding on your router and then share the

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Getting Started with Windows Azure Virtual Machine Roles

Prerequisites In order to get through all that is going to be discussed here, you are going to need Hyper V Manager, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 or 2012 RC which in turn needs the latest .NET Framework, Windows Azure SDK

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