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Month: July 2012

Windows Azure : Failed to delete Storage account

I have been playing with my recently setup Windows Azure account. Nothing substantial, but have been creating and deleting VMs, websites.
But this morning I noticed that I have setup a Storage Account as well, which I did not remember setting up. After trying again and again to delete the storage, I was getting the following error:

“Storage account **************** has 1 container(s) which have an active image and/or disk artifacts. Ensure those artifacts are removed from the image repository before deleting this storage account.”

After some research, I got to know that one of disks which was created with VM was still there and it needs to be deleted before removing the stuff from storage account. If you want to delete the storage account, you need to delete any images/disks you have remaining in that storage account.

Go to Virtual Machines -> “Disks” or “Images” tab -> select the images/disks that you have located in the Storage Account you want to delete -> then hit the “Delete disk” or “delete image” command. Back these up if you need before hitting the delete.

Once the images/disks in the storage account have been deleted, you should be able to delete the storage account.

Session log at TechEd 2012

Here is a list of sessions I attended in 4 days at TechEd. Must say that most of them were quite nice and well thought of. I have compiled the sessions with their respective links for online recordings.

    1. Meet the New Windows Azure :
    2. Continuous Feedback in Agile Teams :
    3. 36 Terabytes: How Microsoft IT Manages SharePoint in the Enterprise :
    4. Developing and Managing SharePoint Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio :
    5. Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprises :
    6. What’s New with Internet Information Services (IIS) 8: Open Web Platform for Cloud :
    7. Introducing the New Visual Studio 2012 Unit Testing Experience :
    8. Building Microsoft SharePoint Online Applications in a Hybrid World :
    9. Working on an Agile Team with Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server 2012 :
    10. Exploring the Power of Page Layouts in SharePoint 2010 WCM Sites :
    11. Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools: Database Development from Zero to Sixty :
    12. Business Intelligence and Data Visualization: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 :
    13. Application Lifecycle Management: Automated Builds and Testing for SharePoint projects :
    14. JavaScript: The Language :
    15. Creating and Consuming OData Services for Business Applications :
    16. What’s New in Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 :
    17. A Modern Architecture Review: Using the New Code Review Tools :
    18. Identify & Fix Performance Problems with Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate :
    19. JavaScript: The Developer Experience :