Sample Windows Azure Virtual Machines PowerShell Scripts

I sometimes show a platform that requires a bunch of Windows Azure virtual machines. It has 1 Active Directory domain controller (n123dc1), 3 SQL Server VMs for database mirroring (n123sql1, n123sql2, and n123sp20131 which also happens to have a SharePoint Server 2013 installed), and 2 members of a SharePoint 2012 Web Front End. Between two…

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Avoid sending a partially written e-mail | Eviter d’envoyer un e-mail en cours d’écriture

I regularly use the following trick while writing an e-mail so that I don’t send it by error before it is fully written: J’utilise régulièrement le truc suivant lorsque j’écris des e-mails, de façon à ne pas envoyer par erreur un message encore en cours de rédaction et que je n’ai pas encore relu: I…

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Installing HDInsight (Hadoop) on a single Windows box | Installation d’HDInsight (Hadoop) sur une machine Windows

Announced at the //build conference, HDInsight is available as a Web Platform Installer installation. This allows to have Hadoop on a Windows box (like a laptop) without requiring cygwin. Comme annoncé à la conférence //build, HDInsight est disponible à l’installation depuis Web Platform Installer. Cela permet d’avoir Hadoop sur une machine Windows (un portable par…

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Hadoop + SSIS, SSIS + Windows Azure Blob Storage

I worked on a white paper which has just been published on MSDN J’ai travaillé sur un livre blanc qui vient d’être publié sur MSDN Leveraging a Hadoop cluster from SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) I’d like to point out that the paper comes with sample code (thanks Rémi!) that can also be used besides…

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Installing MediaWiki to free Windows Azure Web Sites | Installation de MediaWiki vers les Windows Azure Web Sites gratuits

One of the most famous wiki engines is MediaWiki; You may not know its name, but you may know Wikipedia which is running it! Un des moteurs de wiki les plus connus est MediaWiki. Vous ne connaissez peut-être pas son nom, mais vous pouvez avoir entendu parler de Wikipedia qui l’utilise comme moteur ! Let’s…

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Encoding an MP4 file to Smooth Streaming and Apple HLS in the cloud | Encodage en nuage d’un fichier MP4 vers du smooth streaming et de l’Apple HLS

Since June 2012, a preview of Windows Azure Media Services is available. This post provides sample code and execution screenshots of the following scenario: Encoding an MP4 file to Smooth Streaming and Apple HLS in the cloud. Depuis juin 2012, une version bêta de Windows Azure Media Services est disponible. Ce billet fournit un exemple…

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Windows Azure PowerShell: The remote server returned an unexpected response: (400) Bad Request

A few days ago, I was using Windows Azure PowserShell cmdlets to create a new virtual machine, and I got an error that didn’t provide the exception details. I requested some help internally and could eventually have additional information on my exception. Here what I did. Il y a quelques jours, j’étais en train d’utiliser…

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Deploying the Need Facebook canvas app. to Windows Azure Web Sites |Déploiement de l’appli. canvas Facebook dans les Web Sites Windows Azure

With the new release of Windows Azure Web Sites in June 2012, it is now possible to have free ASP.NET hosting for simple usage. Avec la sortie des sites Web Windows Azure en Juin 2012, il est maintenant possible d’avoir de l’hébergement gratuit d’ASP.NET pour une utilisation simple. This blog post explains how to deploy…

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