Tech101 – Microsoft Azure

vcdx133 If you are comfortable with consuming services from AWS, then learning about Microsoft Azure will be easy. This post is the 40,000ft view of Microsoft Azure.

My employer uses Office 365 (I registered my O365 account for Azure), and it was cool to see the corporate ADFS objects within Azure (as a standard user). I was also surprised to learn that Azure has 30 active sites around the world and how rich their PaaS offering is.

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PowerCLI – How do I use it?

vcdx133¬†PowerCLI is an incredible tool that you can use to automate many of your operational procedures, particularly useful if you are constrained by budget and you are competent in scripting with Windows PowerShell.¬† This post covers setting up and using PowerCLI, the operational risks entailed, how to use Virtu-al.net’s vCheck script and a “Delete Snapshot, notify by email” script.

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