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…


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:


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…


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…


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…