Getting Started with Docker and Container Services

Docker is the world’s most popular containerization platform. Docker containers wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries – anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment. Containers…


Migrating Azure Services between different Azure Subscriptions

  One of the key issues student and academic potentially face during projects or assignments is the ability to move data between Azure Subscriptions. The link has a full walk through of the various scenarios. The migration feature is changing a fast rate i.e. weeks so it depends what you want to move and…


Scenarios for Big Data–Capture, Curate and Consume

Step 1.  Ingest Tweets with python scripts on the Data Science Virtual Machine Step 2. Move the Tweets into an Blob on Azure Storage using Azure Storage Explorer Step 3. Run Azure Data Lake Copy to move data from Blob storage to Azure Data Lake The easiest way to create a pipeline that copies data…


Creating a custom Virtual Machine for deployment on Azure

  I was speaking at a University this week where they wanted to deploy specific Linux machine for their labs based on specific build of Red Hat Linux. the University already had a custom build for their labs PC but wanted to make this available as an Azure VM.  The team already had PCs on…


Azure Data Centers and Regions

Azure is generally available in 30 regions around the world, and has announced plans for 4 additional regions. Geographic expansion is a priority for Azure because it enables our customers to achieve higher performance and it supports their requirements and preferences regarding data locations. At present we have the following Data Centers Locations including dedicated…


Visual Studio ALM & DevOps Events September and October

  We’d like to invite you to attend our FREE Application Lifecycle Management & DevOps with Visual Studio Event! There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am –…


Microsoft and Opensource–Scripting with powershell

You’ve heard Satya Nadella say “Microsoft loves Linux” and that’s never been more true than now. Nearly one in three VMs on Azure are Linux. Nearly 60 percent of third-party IaaS offers in the Azure Marketplace are open source software (OSS). We have even announced SQL Server on Linux, as well as open sourced .NET….


Quick overview of Azure VM Specifications

  Choosing the Image for the task It’s all about choice for your virtual machines. Choose Linux or Windows. Choose to be on-premises, in the cloud, or both. Choose your own virtual machine image or download a certified pre-configured image in our marketplace. With Virtual Machines, you’re in control. Choose your language, workload, operating system…


Choosing the most appropiate Azure Virtual Machine Specification

  Want to Understand Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine, specification offerings? Here a step by step guide of getting to grips with the Hardware offering available with Azure So what are the current offering in terms of CPU, Memory and GPU vs the Hardware specification (details correct 12th Sept 2016) The following is a high level…