Powershell script to detect the Windows Azure SDK in Azure Cloud Service VM and fix the Powershell execution issue

When you try to run Powershell commands on Windows Azure Cloud Service (PaaS) VM you may have seen exception as below: PS D:\Users\avkash> Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime Add-PSSnapin : Cannot add Windows PowerShell snap-in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime because it is already added. Verify the name of the snap-in and try again. At line:1 char:13 + Add-PSSnapin <<<< Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime +…

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Using Fiddler to decipher Windows Azure PowerShell or REST API HTTPS traffic

If you are using publishsettings with Powershell, you may not be able to decrypt HTTPS traffic. Not sure what the problem is with publishsettings based certificates however I decided to create my own certificate using MAKECERT, and use it with Powershell to get HTTPS decryption working in Fiddler. The following steps are described based on…

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Executing Powershell commands in Windows Azure Web or Worker Role VM Instance return exception

When trying to run Windows Azure Powershell commands in Windows Azure VM (Web Role or Worker Role) instance you will hit the following exception: PS D:\Users\avkash> Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime Add-PSSnapin : Cannot add Windows PowerShell snap-in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime because it is already added. Verify the name of the snap-in and try again. At line:1 char:13 + Add-PSSnapin…

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Microsoft Server Products and Microsoft License Mobility for Cloud environment

License Mobility Through Software Assurance: With License Mobility through Software Assurance, you can deploy certain server application licenses purchased under your Volume Licensing agreement in an Authorized Mobility Partner’s datacenter. Extend the value of your server application license by deploying them on-premises or in the cloud. Take advantage of the lowest cost computing infrastructure for…

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Customer Evaluation Guide for Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS)

For Customers and Partners, the following summary of resources will support the evaluation of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS):   Core Resources 90 Day Free Trial – we can confirm the Preview Period in support of the new release of Windows Azure is now available, which enables you to evaluate the new Virtual Machines/IaaS and…

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The current Windows Azure Support is FREE till December 31st, 2012

As you may have already seen announcement  about comprehensive updates to Windows Azure Customer Support Offerings which is described as below: Windows Azure Support Pricing (per month): Free:                        FREE Developer:               $29.00 Standard:                 $300.00 Profesional Direct:   $1000.00 Premier:                   Contact Premier Windows Azure Support Features:   The key information is that that current Standard Support is availalbe…

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Hadoop adventures with Microsoft HDInsight

What is HDInsight?  HDinsight is the product name for Microsoft installation of Hadoop and Hadoop on azure service. HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution, supported by Microsoft. HDInsight, available both on Windows Server or as an Windows Azure service, empowers organizations with new insights on previously untouched unstructured data, while connecting to the…

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