Azure RM Storage Tables PowerShell module now includes support for Cosmos DB Tables

  Hi Everyone, This blog is an addendum to the Working with Azure Storage Tables from PowerShell post, to talk about the new capability of the Azure Rm Storage Tables PowerShell module that now supports Azure Cosmos DB Tables, for more information on Azure Cosmos DB, please refer to Azure Cosmos DB Documentation. This post…

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Adding an Azure Virtual Machine that uses managed disk into an availability set–manual process

Hi Everyone, This blog post walks you through the manual process of adding an Azure virtual machine that uses managed disk to an availability set using a manual process purely inside the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com). Note that if you have virtual machines using unmanaged disks that needs to be included in an availability set, you…

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Sample bash script executing Azure CLI 2.0 commands, which can be executed on Linux (tested on Ubuntu) or Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

Hello everyone, this blog post directs you to a sample bash script that uses Azure CLI 2.0 that performs some deployment operations on Azure. There is a counterpart script based on PowerShell that can be found at https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-Resource-Manager-6514f9ca?redir=0. Basically this bash script with Azure CLI 2.0 deploys the following components: 1 x Resource Group 1…

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Deploying a virtual machine based on a generalized custom image using the Azure Portal

Hello everyone, Just to close the discussion started on Creating an Ubuntu Server 16.10 generalized image on Azure and Deploying a new VM based on this image using Azure CLI 2.0, where we deployed an Ubuntu VM from the Azure Marketplace, then customized its image and deployed other VM based on this generalized image by…

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Executing Custom Script Extension using Azure CLI 2.0 on an Azure Linux Virtual Machine

Hello Everyone, This blog post shows an end-to-end scenario for executing a bash script remotely on an Azure Linux VM. I put this together because out there we have documentation for the commands individually but no end-to-end example, here I show how to obtain the storage account key, how to check if a container exists…

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Creating an Ubuntu Server 16.10 generalized image on Azure and Deploying a new VM based on this image using Azure CLI 2.0

Hello Everyone, This step by step guide will show you how to prepare a generalized image from an Ubuntu 16.10 image from the marketplace, using the newest managed disks that were released on 02/08/2017.   Generalized virtual machines are nothing more than a virtual machine installed from the Azure Marketplace then manually customized and prepared…

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Working with Azure Storage Tables from PowerShell

Hello, this is Paulo. In this blog post I’m going to show how to work with Azure Storage Tables from PowerShell, through a sample PowerShell module that I created for operations like Add, Retrieve, Update and Delete table rows/entities exposed as functions.   Update 05/22/2017: Module got updated to 1.0.0.10 with a new cmdlet (Get-AzureStorageTableTable)…

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Azure Deployments – Speeding up PowerShell DSC by testing locally before using it in an Azure Resource Manager template or from a PowerShell deployment script

  Hi Everyone, As you may know, Azure Virtual Machines relies on Virtual Machine Extensions to perform some critical functionality, PowerShell DSC is one of them and it allows us to execute post installation tasks or to keep existing virtual machines in a state that we require them to be. This blog post shows some…

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Azure Automation – Using JSON formatted tags to create a week schedule for virtual machine startup and shutdown with Azure Automation Runbooks

Hello Everyone,   UPDATE: this article got integrated into Azure Automation Documentation under Scenarios. It can be found here.   This blog post the the continuation or the practical usage demonstration on how to use JSON strings on tags described in this blog post here. In order to maximize the ROI of Azure adoption and…

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