Azure Remote PowerShell

This post is about how I created a utility that allows me to send PowerShell commands to a specific Azure instance without the need to publicly expose a port or use Azure Connect. First, I think I should explain why I did this. In performance analysis, the more information you can capture, the better. Profiles,…

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Azure table storage WCF custom transport channel

Previous posts covered how to make a custom WCF transport channel that used the file system as the transport mechanism. This post covers how to use Azure tables as the transport. The full code is available here: https://github.com/dmetzgar/azure-table-transport The genesis of this transport channel came about while I was trying to find a suitable way…

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Fixing the msshrtmi.dll issue on Windows Server 2012 in Azure

As part of a startup task, I sometimes have to install programs that are not part of the Azure role. For instance, I have a monitoring system that logs ETW and perf counter events. My intention is to keep this as a separate Windows service so that it’s not in the same process as my…

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Use TPL with Azure SDK 1.8 Table Storage

In a previous post I showed how I updated one of my helper classes for accessing table storage to the new Azure SDK. I saw some questions online about how to use TPL with the new SDK so here is a rewritten version of my helper class. This is designed to use the async and…

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Upgrading Table Storage Code to Azure SDK 1.8

Auzre SDK 1.8 is out and you can now target .Net 4.5 and use Windows Server 2012 in Azure. I wanted to upgrade my code but I found very little guidance on how to do it. So here’s a quick example of some table storage code I had written and how I changed it to…

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