Windows Azure Media Services .NET SDK 3.0.0.2 release

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Today Microsoft released version 3.0.0.2  of Windows Azure Media Services .NET SDK which is hosted in nuget.org  http://bit.ly/1gUB34k. 3.0.0.2 is a minor release addressing few bug fixes,code refactoring within sdk code base and splitting scenario e2e tests from unit tests into different solutions. I want to highlight few changes which recently have been made in   …Continue Reading


How to encode audio with Windows Azure Media Services

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When you creating encoding job in Windows Azure Media Services you can select encoder and corresponding configuration (preset). Windows azure Media Services supports named presets as well as presets in form of xml files. To see list of name presets for Windows Azure Media Encoder follow this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj129582.aspx   To see list of supported   …Continue Reading


Windows Azure Media Services 2.4.0.0 has been released to nuget.org

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Briefly about changes: – Added functionality to update job priority. – Added Locator.Name, Asset.Uri properties – Added 23 locator related unit tests – Changed asset load balancing samples to include reasons why account has been selected or not. Code has been uploaded to github sample dir http://bit.ly/1chUG2O and article to explain some concepts behind implementation   …Continue Reading


Quick tip: Validating Nuget package by installing it from local disk

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When you releasing software it is critical to double check that package is not corrupted.If i don’t have private repository deployments to host packages,  I usually open package with any zip archive program like 7Zip, but better way is to actually install it from local disk . Here is a quick tip: Open package manager   …Continue Reading


How to use Windows Azure PowerShell for Media Services

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Yesterday we published first set of powershell cmdlets to help manage Windows Azure Media Services. In this article I want give quick overview of what first set of media services related cmdlets are covering. Before going into details I’d like to list set of cmdlets we shipped: New-AzureMediaServicesAccount New-AzureMediaServicesKey Get-AzureMediaServicesAccount Remove-AzureMediaServicesAccount   Installing  Windows Azure   …Continue Reading


CloudTable.Exists() when referencing Table through SAS Url

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  Found interesting bug today.Still need to verify with storage team.


How to force download file in a browser by specifying mime type

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Use mime-type:application/octet-stream


Windows Azure Media Services – Job Progress in Portal

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With latest update of Windows Azure Management Portal you are able to track progress or a Windows Azure Media Services Job submitted through portal. Try it now. There are few filtering options available: – datetime filter – job id filter – job status filter


A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client

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I have a Odata service implementation and started getting errors where one of parameters in query has ‘:’. Solution: <system.web> <httpRuntime requestValidationMode=”2.0″ requestPathInvalidCharacters=”"/> <pages validateRequest=”false”>