[Azure HPC] Intro to HPC and steps to setup CycleCloud in Azure

<update:9/2/2018> Aug 31, Our CycleCloud team hits general availability in Azure. It’s a tool for creating, managing, operating, and optimizing HPC clusters of any scale in Azure.Azure CycleCloud is available in the Microsoft Download Center, Azure Marketplace, and Azure Container Registry, • Azure CycleCloud announcement • Azure CycleCloud product page • Documentation • Azure CycleCloud…


The Azure Government Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program keeps growing

Since we launched Azure Government in the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP) we have been working with Partners across our ecosystem to bring them the great benefits of this channel, enable them to re-sell Azure Government, and help them grow their business while providing the cloud services their customers need. For the latest list of…


Deadline extended for connecting VSTS accounts to AzureAD

9-27-2018 UPDATE: Azure DevOps now supports having AzureAD users sign into MSA backed organizations.  Read my latest blog post for more information. On January 5, 2018, I announced that Visual Studio Team Services will no longer allow creation of new MSA users with custom domain names backed by AzureAD.  While most customers agree with the…


Sharing TDE Encrypted Backup outside the organisation.

In order to share the TDE Encrypted Database backup with somebody outside the organisation, the below steps can be followed. ++ Create new temporary database in order to prepare a make-shift copy of the intended database. RESTORE DATABASE MyEncryptedDB_Temp FROM DISK = N’C:TempEncryptedDatabase.bak’ WITH MOVE EncryptedDatabase’ TO N’C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL13.MSSQLSERVERMSSQLDATAEncryptedDatabase_Temp.mdf’, MOVE N’EncryptedDatabase_log’ TO N’C:Program FilesMicrosoft…


SCOM: Export Rules, Monitors, Overrides, Settings, Effective Monitoring Configuration with PowerShell

2018.03.23: (This is a reboot of a previous post. I revised the title, script, and photos a bit.) I was working on a support case recently when it was brought to my attention that this cmdlet, Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration,  does not output ALL contained instance configurations even when the “-RecurseContainedObjects” parameter is used. Yes, really!  It outputs configuration data for only one…


Renaming our “new” command to “up”

We listened to feedback, we decided to change our previously released experimental “new” command to be now “up”. With version 0.2.0 of the extension, “new” is no longer available, and you will have to use “up” instead. The command (Which is still in Preview) enables the user to create and deploy their Node.js, .NET Core,…