Fun with Azure Storage and PowerShell

My last post, where I was talking about encrypting VMs, took several pages to just explain/screenshot/etc. At the end, I thought it’d be nice to link to the full PS runbook, but I didn’t have any webserver place to easily store it. “Use your damn website you goof,” I thought…pft, too easy. Let’s make it…

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Using Azure block blob storage to establish master/slave roles

When building an application in Azure one of the common scenarios is the need to establish master/slave roles.   When we have many instances of a worker role which scale horizontally it is often useful for one of these nodes to establish itself as a “master”.   This allows it to do various housekeeping tasks while ensuring that its…

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Loading static resources from Azure blob storage in cloud services roles

When you upload and deploy a cloud services package to Azure the actual .cspkg file gets copied around several times.   It is first uploaded to the portal, then to the fabric, and lastly to the cloud service instance.   All this copying around can take time if your cspkg file is large which will slow down…

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