Using PowerShell to deploy Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure SQL Databases

Author: Benjamin Wright-Jones (Microsoft) Contributors: Karthika Raman (Microsoft) Technical Reviewers: Guy Bowerman (Microsoft), Sanjay Nagamangalam (Microsoft) I have recently been exploring the use IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) to provide cloud-based virtual machines (VM’s) as opposed to laptop-based VM’s and also PaaS (Platform as a Service) for SQL databases.  I like the idea of carrying…

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Transposing Columns onto Rows

After a long period of absence, I have returned to posting some blog articles.  This one popped up last week from an Oracle DBA while I was onsite with a customer.  The conversation went something along the lines of: Oracle DBA: “How can I place columns values on rows? I have a limited page width…

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Editing XML using PowerShell

I recently had a requirement to edit an XML document using PowerShell  Fortunately, this is a relatively easy task as shown below.  I’ve used a system environment variable %USERPROFILE% to populate the path to the file. The script modifies a value in the XML document (highlighted in the example below) and ensures this is persisted…

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