IN CASE OF A PROXY WHILE UPLOADING YOUR VHD TO WINDOWS AZURE USING POWERSHELL

Sometimes when you are trying to do certain process on Windows Azure via Powershell you receive an ambiguous error with no specific error message, make sure that you don’t have a proxy in the environment blocking your communication to Windows Azure, If you do have one, then run the below command and then retry what…


HOW TO ALLOW PING FUNCTIONALITY TO WINDOWS AZURE MACHINES?

The Ping functionality on Windows Azure VM is blocked by default for security reasons, to be to enable them you can do that from the Windows firewall advanced features on each VM or you can login on the virtual machine and open the command prompt as an administrator and execute this command.   netsh advfirewall…


HOW TO COPY YOUR VMS FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER REGION ON WINDOWS AZURE?

A lot of customers start by creating their Virtual machines on Windows Azure on any Datacenter they encounter without caring about the latency or the performance and later on they discover that this Datacenter doesn’t provide them with the optimum performance they are looking for so they start looking for a way to move their…


HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY AVAILABLE (LOAD BALANCED) FTP SERVER ON WINDOWS AZURE?

There are a lot of blog posts that explains how to create a FTP Server on Windows Azure, the best one that I’ve encountered was this one. http://itq.nl/walkthrough-hosting-ftp-on-iis-7-5-a-windows-azure-vm-2/ by Ronald Wildenberg So in this post I won’t explain how to create a FTP server on Windows Azure, I’ll explain how to create highly available load balanced FTP…


Weihnachten Spezial: Es sind neue Videos aus unserer “How do I…” für NAV 2015 verfügbar!

Oh du fröhliche. Die Weihnachtszeit sollte eine der schönsten Zeiten im Jahr sein. Man verbringt Zeit mit seinen Liebsten, beschenkt sich und genießt in guter Gesellschaft leckeres Essen. Um Sie in diesen Punkten zu unterstützen möchte ich Sie auf unsere erst kürzlich erweiterten“How do I” in NAV 2015 Videos aufmerksam machen. Hier geht´s zum YouTube…


How to get notified when going in and out of connected standby from a Windows Service?

Always on Connected Standby (AOAC) was introduced in Windows 8.  Here is the definition as described on MSDN: “Starting with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, connected standby is a new low-power state that features extremely low power consumption while maintaining Internet connectivity. For a PC that implements the connected standby power model, the connected standby power state serves…


Release history for the Azure DSC Extension

On August 2014 we introduced the Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) Extension, which can be used to upload and apply a DSC configuration on an Azure VM. We will use this blog post to keep a history of the different releases with short descriptions of the changes introduced in each release. We will update this…


Differences between Visual Studio Community Edition and Express Editions

First of all, both are free!  Visual Studio Community Edition is newly released today. There are two main differences between Visual Studio Community Edition and the Express Editions that is documented by the Visual Studio MVP Kent Bryant on his blog. Visual Studio Community vs. Visual Studio Express.  


Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015 “The application cannot start” message, when running as administrator and after update 3 installed.

Based on the comments I got on this post, the solution is also working for 2012 and 2015. Would it work for 2017 as well?  (25/03/2017) I got a weird error when I updated my Visual Studio 2013 with the Update 3. When i try to run Visual Studio with the option “Run as administrator·…