A self-contained Azure Media Service (AMS) end-to-end szenario with dynamic AES128 encryption

Microsoft Azure Media Services enables you to deliver Http-Live-Streaming (HLS) and Smooth Streams encrypted with AES128 (Advanced Encryption Standard using 128-bit encryption keys). To easily demonstrate a simple szenario for using AES123 encryption, I developed a self-contained solution that you can find in my GitHub repository. The use case is an intranet video portal to show…

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Create Azure billing alerts

 Go to this website and select “Try it now” for the Billing Alert Service:         Afterwards you can see the Alerts section when you select a subscription here:

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Quick deletion and shutdown of Azure Resources

You played with Azure all the day and you are in a hurry getting home on time? Here is how you can delete your resource group (or shut down all your VMs) with only one Powershell command – like you can see in the gif. Just type DeleteResourceGroup, login to your Azure Account and select…

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Install Custom Script Extension via Powershell on existing Azure VM

You want to install something on your Windows VM on Azure using a Custom Script Extension via Powershell? Here is how you can do it! I wanted to install the AzCopy (Windows command-line utility designed for copying data to and from Microsoft Azure Blob, File, and Table storage using simple commands with optimal performance) Tool…

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Download Azure Billing and Usage Information automatically

Using the Billing API to download your Azure Billing and Usage information requires a manual authentification against Azure everytime. I will show you how to programatically fetch the information without the requirement of a manual login using a certificate (of course we don’t want to hardcode the password). You can find this instruction in German…

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