Category Archives: Azure

Azure Resource Manager– Step 2–Copy and Public IPs

Previously on Overcast: Azure Resource Manager–First Steps For my next trick, I will try to deploy two VMs, on the same VNET and add external access endpoints. For that, we…

Azure Resource Manager–First Steps

After struggling with Azure Resource Manager for a while and feeling like I didn’t understand the details and nuances of the model, I’ve decided to explorer some of the elements…

Azure Logic Apps–First look

I’ve recently got a note from a good MVP pal Daniele Grandini about Azure Logic Apps. If you are like me, I had not heard about it before, although I…

Connecting your Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure to Azure

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 Update Rollup 6 has been recently released and one of the most exciting features is the ability to connect to your Azure workloads….

Run a command in a Linux Azure VM

Here’s my scenario: I have a tomcat Ubuntu server that I wanted to log on to. Problem: can’t remember the password. Can’t actually remember the users I have created. There…

Very Useful MVA Courses

If you have never checked Microsoft Virtual Academy, stop what you are doing and go check it! But grab a coffee first. There is a lot available to learn. I…

Azure Subscription Billing Alerts Preview

In preview now, the Azure subscription Alerts feature will let you configure alerts regarding your usage Simple steps to get there. If you don’t have a subscription yet, request a…

Stopping specific VMs every night with Azure Automation

As many companies start to use Windows Azure as a development and test environment, the need for cost saving in the subscriptions start to become a real issue. I run…

Configuring Azure AD Directory Sync

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is a great resource to provide instantaneous authentication options for Web application and resources. Very often, though, you already have your local directory, with users that…

Windows Server 2003–R.I.P. (soon)

As I write this post, there is only around 300 days left for Windows Server 2003 life. Yes, time goes by fast and we have to embrace the future. It…