The Case of Azure Websites and Continuous Deployment

So this post has a misleading title… Because I’m not going to explain how this works, Azure Websites continuous deployment is not anything really new, and also It’s well documented here and here. Read more >>

Post to Yammer from Azure Automation

This little diddy pulls down the Azure Updates RSS feed, get’s the last days posts (if there are any) and posts them to Yammer using email… Something to keep folks in our Yammer group informed.   Read More >>

8 Azure Preview Features You Should Look At

Azure… There is plenty to keep up with, just dealing with the features that have been released. With that in mind, have you enabled the preview features? Take a minute and go to your subscription account portal and have a look… More Info >>

Azure Web Sites DaaS–Diagnostics as a Service

DaaS for Azure Web Sites is a great tool when “bad things happen to a good site”! It allows you to collect a plethora of different logs and parses them into an easily digestible format. The idea is to enable you to get to root cause without turning to the forums or Microsoft support. I’m…

New Video: Save Time and Money with Azure Automation

We’ve all seen compute power sitting idle, costing us money… Well no more! Automate the creation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of resources in your Microsoft Azure environment using a highly scalable and reliable workflow execution engine. To read more >>

Windows Azure, Remote PowerShell and the Case of the Unknown Certificate Authority

Recently the folks over on the Azure team released a bunch of improvements to Azure. One of them caught my eye. They’ve provided us a way to enable PowerShell remoting when provisioning a machine. As someone who tries to automate all things I was extremely happy to see this. Gone are the days or creating images…

How To: Setup Windows Azure PowerShell

A lot of the demos, lab environments, and test I do are in Azure. I try to script everything so that it’s repeatable and I don’t turn into a monkey clicking next. What fun is that? With that said I’ve put together how I setup my environment for communicating with Azure via PowerShell. To read…

PowerDNSimple: A PowerShell module for REST API

This journey started when I was building a test lab on Windows Azure. The goal was to run two SharePoint instances, one SharePoint 2010 farm and one SharePoint 2013 farm. In keeping with automating this network setup and build… I wanted a good way to lookup my VM’s VIP assigned by Azure and update an…