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Silicon Valley Code Camp 2014 is Coming

Michael OssouThe mother of all code camps is only weeks away.

Attendance for the Silicon Valley Code Camp is usually over 5,000 people and this year we are expecting even more. As long time supporters of code camps, user groups, and the ASP.NET community at large, I can tell you this is the big one.



Our first Windows Azure Pack and Windows update – did you notice it?

Frank CheungSo we went through our first Windows Azure Pack update and we also did the latest Windows update as well. The entire project was done in three phases. First, we updated our back end infrastructure, then updated Windows Azure Pack, and then we applied the latest Windows updates.

To update our back end infrastructure, we announced and scheduled a 10 minute outage mainly to update our databases to make way for the changes in the Windows Azure Pack update. While we never like taking an outage, in our testing in our dev environment a short outage was the cleanest way of getting the WAP update done without introducing a lot of other technical issues.



Why we moved the Everleap blog to the Everleap servers

Michael PhillipsYou may have assumed that the Everleap blog ran on Everleap servers, but until now, that hasn’t been the case.

Most businesses that provide public hosting services like we do also maintain separate “corporate” servers. Not necessarily for performance reasons, but for security, maintenance, legal, or any number of other reasons.

wordpress-logoSo this blog ran on a dedicated FreeBSD server. It uses WordPress, a php application, and most people still run those on linux or some other decidedly non-Windows server.



Does Technical Support Still Matter?

Michael PhillipsA while back I read an interesting blog post by the Product Manager for Microsoft TFS about their TFS Azure support. The thing that really caught my attention was this:

“I was having a conversation with my team about our need to have a better support path from our web site. We need a “contact us” capability that enables you to send an electronic message that will get attention…”

Sounds like he’s talking about, you know, a helpdesk.



Are you a ‘Cloud Skeptic’? We invite you to try Everleap for free.

Michael PhillipsIn a DiscountASP.NET support ticket the other day someone said to me, “I don’t want to talk cloud. That is such a bogus term and concept.” I was telling him about Everleap, since it would have been a good solution for a problem he was having, but I understand why he reacted like that.

The term “cloud” has been misused and abused to the point where it has become meaningless to a lot of people. Often when we talk to people about the modern hosting platform we’re running here and say to them, “You might want to try our Everleap Cloud Servers,” they just roll their eyes and sigh.



What is Windows Azure Pack?

Takeshi EtoThrough our chats with people at Code Camps, from the sales questions that come in and from the partners and vendors we interact with, we’ve heard the question “What is Windows Azure Pack” many times, so I wanted to address the question here.

What is Windows Azure Pack?

Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is a collection of Microsoft Azure technologies that Microsoft is making available to Microsoft partners. It’s not the entire Microsoft Azure back end and it’s not the new stuff in beta or preview. WAP encompasses some of the more mature and tested portions of the Microsoft Azure technologies – it has to be mature since Microsoft will need to support it if they are giving it to partners.



Join us for our first (kind of) Google+ Hangout

Michael PhillipsWhat are you doing this Thursday at two o’clock?

If you’re not sure, then I have a suggestion for you;  join us for our first (kind of) Google+ Hangout!

I say that it’s “kind of” our first Hangout because we’ve been doing Hangouts for DiscountASP.NET for almost two years, but this is the first for Everleap. And it will also be the first time we attempt a live demo, so you may want to show up and see if we can pull it off. 😉



Hi, we’re Everleap

Michael PhillipsEverleap is true cloud website hosting, built especially for those of you who like the features of the big cloud services like Azure or Amazon, but don’t need – or want to deal with – their complexity and cost. Take a look at how Everleap works.

It was created by the same people who brought you DiscountASP.NET, which has a decade long history of award-winning, best-in-class ASP.NET hosting. Our specialty is serving the ASP.NET development world, but these days we serve developers of all different stripes.

As part of that ongoing service to the development community, we’ve spent the past year building Everleap.



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