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Free Azure Subscription–no credit card needed

What if you have Azure Subscription to play with and need no credit card? Pretty cool, huh!!! You must explore Microsoft Hands on Labs https://www.microsoft.com/handsonlabs/selfpacedlabs  This gives you labs for both on-premises and Azure. The one which is Azure will take you to a console which would have instructions and Azure user id and password…. Read more

Bulk VM creation from CSV using Azure PowerShell

This sample talks about few basic aspects of Azure PowerShell, 1. Reading from CSV 2. Parameterizing PowerShell 3. Calling another PowerShell from PowerShell with Parameters Now let’s see how the CSV lools like, And I am going to use these three columns as input parameters for another script. So to read this one might use… Read more

Azure Release Update February 2018

GUID migration: Stream Analytics Public preview: Azure Backup integration with Azure Files Power BI Workspace Collections is being retired General availability: Application consistent backup for Linux VMs by using Azure Backup Analytics Platform System: Hardware refresh available for HPE appliances from May 2018 Skip header rows on SQL Data Warehouse PolyBase load Seamlessly troubleshoot and… Read more

Azure Release Update January 2018

·       General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage ·       .NET Core 2.0 support for App Service on Linux ·       General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Germany ·       General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Government ·       Azure DevTest Labs: Set expiration date for a lab announcement ·       Azure… Read more

Weekly Azure Blogs

Compute Continuous-Deployment to Azure Imperial College Hack – ICHack18 Cognitive Challenge Winners Spidentify Cloud Platform Release Announcements for February 21, 2018 Azure App Service Environment Available in Azure Government Cost Optimization on Azure Announcing Azure US Government regions on Azure Status page New Azure GxP guidelines help pharmaceutical and biotech customers build GxP solutions Networking… Read more

Find unused Managed Disks

In your Azure you might have created Managed disks and never used them. Do you still pay for disks which are not in use? Then delete them if they are not in use. https://github.com/wrijughosh/PowerShellWG/blob/master/OrphanDataDisk.ps1 Namoskar!!!… Read more

Quick Tip while working with Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell is an ocean of commands. Remembering them while working is next to impossible. Azure PowerShell gives you an elegant option to find out what you need. Few things I use while try to explore what’s there for me while exploring the options. Use Get-Help Get-Help is a powerful command. You can use it… Read more

Azure PowerShell Login “Remember Me”

We use “Remember Me” feature quite a lot in our personal computers for quick login. This seamless experience can be achieved in Azure PowerShell as well. When you work with Azure PowerShell it asks for the login. Once you close the PowerShell windows it automatically clears up the context. You may want to keep it… Read more

Setting up Azure for your Enterprise

Did you hear about “Secure DevOps Kit for Azure”? This is all you need to set up Azure for your enterprise with control and compliance. It is a collection of tools, extensions, automations etc. It has six major areas, Secure the subscription Enable secure development Integrate security in CI/CD Continuous Assurance Alerting and Monitoring Cloud… Read more

Azure PowerShell Get to know about availability of the VM sizes

You may know that all Azure regions does not provide all types and sizes of VMs. So while designing a deployment it is important to understand what is in the store, A simple PowerShell would give you list of VM Sizes Get-AzureRmVMSize -location eastus You may also dump this to a .csv file Get-AzureRmVMSize -location… Read more

Microsoft Cognitive Services: The Language Understanding (LUIS) service generally available (GA)

Part of Microsoft Cognitive Services, the Language Understanding (LUIS) service provides simple tools that let you build your own language understanding models (intents/entities) to help any bot or app provide natural language-based interactions for users. They also let you: ✓ Use a comprehensive set of APIs that will interpret your sentences and identify intents and… Read more