About Richard Astbury

Hi, my name is Richard Astbury, I work at Microsoft helping developers to succeed using the Azure cloud. I’m a Puralsight author and an ex Microsoft MVP.

I’m interested in programming in TypeScript, C#, Python and playing around with many more. In real life I like cycling, paddle boarding, snowboarding and drum and bass. I don’t like marmite.

I live in Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK.

The opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my employer.









Nuget Tree - shows nuget package dependencies in a hierarchy

Azure Speed Test - a web page to measure latency to Azure Blob Storage

Azure Datacenter Lookup - looks up which data center is hosting a web site


The State of the Art - 3 programming languages from 1976

Introduction to Microsoft Orleans on Pluralsight

LevelDB + Node.js

Cut Your Cloud Bill – Techniques for Reducing the Cost of Cloud Computing

Package Management for Windows Azure

Building Internet of Things applications with Azure and Orleans - Channel 9

Building Internet of Things applications with Azure and Orleans - NDC London

Meet the Users: Richard Astbury

A Node.js app to Azure from the Raspberry Pi in 3 minutes

Node.js Hello World in Windows Azure Web Sites in 1:30


Hanselminutes - Exploring the Orleans Distributed Virtual Actor Model with Richard Astbury

DotNetRocks - Microsoft Orleans with Richard Astbury

DotNetRocks - Richard Astbury Migrates Applications to Azure

Two10degrees Azure Podcast