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PowerShell based Azure Functions

I am writing this for all PowerShell people, after endless hours trawling the web, there’s hardly any info on using Azure Functions with PowerShell and it’s not easy for non-developers or IT Pros who can use PowerShell only. Running PowerShell based Azure Functions allows you to do any type of function based stuff you would…

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Azure File Sync – Demo

Azure File Sync is currently in preview and is going to BIG. It’s backed by the already established Azure Files and is a big deal for all the SMB players in the market and even enterprise! It’s so easy to setup, works without thinking about it and it takes automatic snapshots of your on-prem data…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 42

We talk about the new Azure Files Sync along with all the latest Microsoft Cloud news with Office 365 and Azure on the latest Need to Know podcast episode 167. Azure SQL managed instance Instance-level functionality or isolation requirements where customers who have made deep investments in instance-level SQL Server capabilities (e.g. SQL CLR integration,…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 40

All the latest Ignite 2017 Announcements plus heaps more on the latest Need to Know podcast. Keep up to date with all the latest Azure announcements, what in and out of preview –¬† https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/roadmap Microsoft have invested over $15 billion in building our global cloud infrastructure since they opened their first datacenter in 1989.  …

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Azure JSON custom VHD to VM

I had a customer the other week who had a Hyper-V environment and wanted to move to Azure, however they had Windows Server 2012 (non R2) which Azure Site Recovery doesn’t support. They had to start the procedures to move VMs manually to Azure. So I made up a JSON template which they can use…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 38

AAD Managed Service Identity, B-Series burstable VMs & Web App for Containers and Azure App Service on Linux are all part of Azure News this week playing catch-up from the last two weeks, bundled in together through here. All on the Need to Know podcast. Introducing Azure AD Managed Service Identity A common challenge in…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 35

AD Domain Services for ARM based vNets, Dynamic Group Membership for Azure AD, new Azure SQL standard tiers and new Azure portal changes all in the latest Need to Know podcast. Azure AD domain services for ARM based vNets You may remember back in July we announced the public preview of Azure AD Domain Services…

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Azure News 2017 – Week 33

Two new Azure Regions in Australia, Azure Event Grid and Microsoft aquires Cycle Computing in Azure News as heard on the latest Need to Know podcast, episode 161. Two new Azure regions announced for Australia Canberra Data Centres Now 42 Azure regions announced, thanks to a partnership in Canberra with¬†Canberra Data Centres. The Canberra Data…

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