Use Remote PowerShell to Manage Your Azure PaaS Compute Instances

  Update: Please find complete source for this solution here: WinRM-Azure-PaaS The Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service implements the WS-Management protocol in Windows.  Many remote management tasks are made possible with WinRM, as I.T. administrators are well aware.  There are both command line and PowerShell variants on how to accomplish most of these tasks. But…

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Azure Hybrid Connections – Connect to Protected Resources

Azure Hybrid Connections make it easy to create secure connections between protected resources and external devices: mobile phones, tablets, laptops, you name it.  The architecture looks something like this: To demonstrate this, let’s reuse existing blogs and tutorials to get to a good starting point.  Using Authenticate your app with Active Directory Authentication Library Single…

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Azure Hybrid Connections + Java = Connected Mobile Apps

Enterprise mobile apps probably need a connection to some kind of on-premises resource, such as a database or a web service.  SOAP and REST API services are common, as are databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL.  Java and .NET skills are very commonly available in enterprises.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could create…

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A Custom Logging Solution for Microsoft Azure

  Premise Have you ever worked on a multi-instanced service and needed to see a stream of logs from all instances merged?  Azure Diagnostics Tracing provides this out of the box.  See my blog for details on setting this up.  To take it a step further, what if you need those merged logs to have…

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Utilizing the MPNS Push Service via REST API and Notification Hubs

Technorati Tags: Azure,NotificationHubs,REST,MPNS,Push,Notifications,Tessel,Node.js,ServiceBus My team recently staged an internal hackfest where we were given 2 hours to code up a use case involving the Tessel (http://tessel.io) device.  Azure Mobile Services was on my mind and so I thought to try getting the Tessel to send a push to my Windows Phone 8.1 device based on…

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