Dear Recipient

Got this email just now.  I was amused (mainly because it got past the spam filters)…

Dear Email user,

This message is from Administration center Maintenance Policy verified that your mailbox exceeds (10.9GB) its limit, you may be unable to receive new email or send mails, To re- set your SPACE on our database prior to maintain your IN BOX, You must Reply to this email by Confirming your account details below.


First Name:



Date Of Birth:

Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database.


Admin Help Desk© 2011

And my Reply…

Dear Admin Help Desk© 2011,

Thank you for the warning that my SPACE on your database prior to maintain my IN BOX exceeds its limit. Please find the following information handy for future reference.

Surname: Jobs

First Name: Steve

User-Name: Jobbers1

Password: CenterOfTheUniverse

Date Of Birth: December 25th, 0001

If for whatever reason you cannot reset my SPACE please email me back at and I will be sure to help you.

AzureFest–Final Countdown: 2 Days to go

[The soundtrack for this post can be found at Youtube]

Cory Fowler is the Canadian MVP for Windows Azure, an ObjectSharp Consultant, and a good friend of mine.  He will be presenting on Windows Azure at, you guessed it, AzureFest!  We have two half day events on December 11th 2010 (two days from now – see what I did there?) at Microsoft’s office in Mississauga and it’s chock full of everything you need to know about getting started with Windows Azure.  You can register by clicking here.

What You'll Learn

  • How to setup your Azure Account
  • How to take a traditional on-premise ASP.NET applications and deploy it to Azure
  • Publishing Applications to Azure Developer Portal
  • Setting up the Azure SDK and Azure Tools for Visual Studio on your laptop
  • using the development App Fabric

We Provide

  • The tools you will need on your machine to prepare yourself for Azure
  • Hands on instruction and expert assistance
  • Power and network access
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • For every azure activation – funding for your User Group
  • Post event technical resources so you can take your skills to the next level

You Provide

  • Your own laptop
  • Your own credit card (for Azure activations this is required, even if you only setup for a trial period, but this event is free!)
  • Your experience in building ASP.NET Applications and Services

Seats are still available.  Register!

P.S. Did I mention this event is free?