Azure Storage Data Movement Uploader in Five Commits

I have two goals: Learn more about Git and learn about DMLib. Azure Storage Data Movement Library (DMLib) has the same performance and exposes the core functionalities of AzCopy and this is an awesome super(ficial) review of one of its methods. It’s not that in-depth, but it does a good job of checking just beneath…

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The Azure $25 Dollar Challenge

With today’s announcement about Visual Studio Dev Essentials I asked, what can you run for $25 in Azure? Here’s my list: Service Region Type Cluster Tier Instance Size Instance Count Hours Price App Service East US Free F1 10 744 Free Azure ML East US Free 10GB Data Set, Stage API 744 Free App Service…

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Tech404 – Atlanta’s Slack Community

   Community is important to me. Community is important to Microsoft and to many other people and businesses. If it’s important to you and you’re in the Atlanta area you should checkout Tech404.  This is the sign up link. It’ll take you to a page where you put in your email. You’ll then receive a…

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The Azure Rest API, or Rather Resource Management API

Let’s start with a simple bingle search. Head over to duckduckgo.com and type in “Azure REST API” and hit quack… The top hit is already leading you astray! It takes us to the Azure Service Management API (ASM). “Ian, why is that not right?”, you ask? Well to be fair it’s not wrong… but wait we…

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Deploy to Azure Resource Groups using the SDK

  Authentication Start by adding the ADAL nuget package. Install-Package Microsoft.IdentityModel.Clients.ActiveDirectory Then add this file to your project: The first line of code in your app will be… string token = AuthHelper.GetAuthorizationHeader(); That’s it for authentication!     Setup the Resource Management Client Start by adding the Azure Resource Management NuGet package. Install-Package Microsoft.Azure.Management.Resources Then…

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SHH, Windows will Support OpenSSH.

Microsoft loves Linux. Who is this Microsoft? and what did you do to telnet?.. OMG! Gopher must’ve ate it. Open Source for life! Those fellows who work on PowerShell must be crazy! Who’d want port 22 open on a Windows box? Me. No more nc.exe bro dawg! Captn_Jack and his fellow RedHat wearing brethren can…

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Windows 10 – Show/Hide Icons in the Notification Area

Why is this hard? All I want to do is decide what icons are shown and what icons are hidden in the notification area of Windows 10… Let the red arrow show you where I mean. Soo….. How do you do it? Hit the “Windows” key. Type: Notification Select: Notifications and action settings Choose: Select…

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YouTube’s Live Streaming, and the Time it Just Stole from Me!

I haven’t posted in a while. Shame shame shame… Today I am writing to you about YouTube’s live streaming service. I was checking out the Asp.Net weekly stand-up and noticed, it’s what they use. I went off to investigate and realized it’s really simple to setup. Navigate off to https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard and agree to the terms. You’ll notice then…

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AzureCon Followup and Announcements

Yesterday was AzureCon 2015, and it was chalk full of goodness. I sat for all four of the Keynotes and live tweeted (or whatever it’s called). I had a great time, but it was ball busting work. A side affect of doing that was, I feel really informed. I also got a few new followers…

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