Simple Azure Blob Storage Performance (upload) testing

Azure Blob Storage Perf Testing Tool This is a simple testing tool using Mocha that provides upload speed testing when modifying the parallelOperationThreadCount setting that is available in the Azure Storage Nodejs tools. Setup Install Nodejs and npm for your environment Review what Nodejs.org says for your environment in order to get Nodejs and npm…

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Using Multiple Devices for 2-step verification to save time !

2-step verification is becoming more prevalent. This is the process where when you logon to a web site, or application, you might provide something you know (username & password) and then using a special “Authenticator” application that might be on your phone, keychain, or even your computer, you enter a challenge code. This approach has…

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Federation Metadata generation tool on Github

I get from various folks some requests for updates, information, etc. about this tool, so, I’ve put it up on Github so others can just contribute or copy as they see fit. https://github.com/cicorias/federationmetadatagenerator http://blogs.msdn.com/b/scicoria/archive/2010/08/18/federation-metadata-generation-tool.aspx

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Troubleshooting tool–Azure WebJob TCP Ping

I’ve dropped a quick Visual Studio solution that has a simple Azure WebJob intended to run Continuously that does a Socket open (TCPPing) for a specific IP address and Port – intended to aid in identifying any network transient errors over time. Located on Github here: https://github.com/cicorias/webjobtcpping Azure Web Job – TCP Ping Overview Visual…

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Azure Resource Manager–Creating an IaaS VM within a VNET

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available for update and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. NOTE: Any reference to the “Classic” Resource providers – such as ClassicNetwork, ClassicCompute – should NOT be used and are NOT supported. Here…

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Azure Resource Manager – Creating Storage Accounts

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available updatable, and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. In a prior post I walked through adding an SSL certificate then associating that certificate with an Azure Websites. While some sample C# code…

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Azure Resource Manager– Creating a Resource Group and a VNET

NOTE: Azure Resource manager is in Preview. Thus, anything posted here may change. However, the approach for identifying what resources are available updatable, and registered for Subscriptions should be the same. In a prior post I walked through adding an SSL certificate then associating that certificate with an Azure Websites. While some sample C# code…

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Azure Resource Manager – Adding and Assigning Certificates to a Website

Overview This post is going to cover working with Azure Resource Manager using the REST interfaces [1] and specifically the “Microsoft.Web/sites” and “Microsoft.Web/certificates” providers. You can review the list of Resource Providers by issuing an authenticated REST call to the Uri below, replacing {subscriptionId} with your tenant id. https://management.azure.com/subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/providers?api-version=2015-0101 [2] For this sample, I’m going…

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Useful Machine Learning and HDInsight / Hadoop Links Posts and Information

Updates: Initial Post: 2014-11-17 As many ramp up on Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, I wanted to start keeping a succinct list of many of the articles, blogs, videos, posts, etc. that have shown to be helpful in conveying the essence of the general practice of Machine Learning as well as the implementation within Microsoft Azure….

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Getting Docker Running on Hyper-V 8.1/ 2012 R2

Running Docker locally on a Windows machine is generally not an issue; unless you’ve committed to using Hyper-V. Since the Docker install for Windows relies on Sun’s Oracle’s Virtual Box, you can’t have both running (Hyper-V and Virtual Box). There are ways to disable Hyper-V for a boot session (via bcdedit for example – here)….

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