Category Archives: Cloud

Deleting orphan disks in Windows Azure

Microsoft updated Windows Azure Portal yesterday to make it easier to delete all Virtual Machines for a Cloud Service along with its associated VHD’s. Previously when you deleted virtual machines you had to manually delete the disks associated with this VHD. … Continue reading

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Copy private blobs across storage accounts

Last month Microsoft released two updates to Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets. Read Michael Washam’s excellent post to get an overview of the April 15th updates. http://michaelwasham.com/2013/04/16/windows-azure-powershell-updates-for-iaas-ga/ Read Scott Guthrie’s blog post to learn about PowerShell updates from April 29th. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/04/30/announcing-the-release-of-windows-azure-sdk-2-0-for-net.aspx The … Continue reading

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Deploying SharePoint 2013 to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Here is a comparison for SharePoint Enterprise and SharePoint Online. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj819267.aspx If you are looking for any features that are only available in SharePoint enterprise and need to deploy a solution out of your data center or close to your customers … Continue reading

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Handy Windows Azure IAAS Resources

How to Get support Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks are currently in preview. The only way of getting support is via public support forums. These forums are monitored by Microsoft Support Engineers and most questions are answered with … Continue reading

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Benefits of Platform As a Service (PAAS)

Windows Azure Platform is a rich Platform as a Service(PAAS) cloud offering. It also offer Infrastructure As A Service(IAAS). The following articles from Gartner and Forrester Research do a great job of describing benefits of using PAAS. Gartner: PaaS-O-Nomics 101 … Continue reading

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