Azure Internet Of Things (IOT) Suite

  Introduction Microsoft announced the Azure IOT Suite recently at AzureCon. This is a brief foray into getting started with the Azure IOT Suite. IOT is many things that spans a wide breadth of activities from device origin configuration for data gathering and eventual assimilation of the data by a capable infrastructure to gain intelligent…

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Increasing CORE quota limits in Azure

  I had this ask on how to increase the default quota limits on Azure and I wanted to capture the basic flow using the new portal. The following talks about increasing CORE limits of VMs. The default for a subscription is 20. While we are here submitting a ticket for increasing CORE count of…

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Isolating Enterprise Projects in Project Server similar to separated Team Projects in TFS

  Introduction TFS is primarily targeted at Product Development efforts whereas we have Project Server(PS) that is targeted at the Project Management Office (PMO) where enterprise project planners use it to plan multiple projects. These are two separate server products (at the time of this writing) and the TFS team has written a Project Server…

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Using ARM Client to explore Azure Resources

  Introduction There is a tool called ARMClient using which you can examine your Azure Resources. This tool is available in chocolatey . PROs and CONs There are PROs and CONs to using this tool. The PRO is regardless of PS, CLI, ARM you can query Azure for the resources and properties using RAW calls…

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Azure ARM templates–Tips on using Outputs

  Introduction Continuing the series on ARM templates, here we are going to explore another variation of using the OUTPUTS section. In the previous blog post I already showed how to extract values you passed into the template via parameters. Here we are going to see a slightly advanced usage.   Objective We want to…

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Using Azure ARM Template’s OUTPUT section

  Extract using  the output section, the properties of various resource you deployed using an ARM Template   Scenario   You were deploying your resources using an ARM template and wanted to print out the names of some of the resources you created/deployed/updated. This could be just to make sure your deployment was executed successfully…

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Deleting “TEAM” created in Team Projects in TFS

  How does one delete a “Team” that was created in a Team Project. Maybe you were just playing with it, OR some one in the DEV team created “Team” and misspelled it and then wants to delete this because it pollutes the UI and messes up options in the reports. It  might not be…

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Git into VSO and using Build vNext to pipeline into Azure deployment slots.

  Building from VSO and deploying to Azure Create your solutions in VS Note that I just created a solution in Visual Studio and I have not checked it anywhere, but to a local GIT Repo on my system that is not yet connected to any Team Project. Next is we want to G(e)it it…

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VI love for the *nix coders and programmers – VsVim mode in Visual Studio – VsVim

In this radio broadcast Scott Hanselman talks to VsVim creator Jared Parsons. I use VsVim all the time, and would find it difficult to use Visual Studio without it. http://www.hanselminutes.com/364/vsvim-visual-studio-and-vim-with-jared-parsons    For those die hard UNIX/Linux fans,  it is nice to have good old VI mode right  in Visual Studio and you don’t have to…

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