Start-AzureCloudService

Here’s a function I use quite a lot. Now, I know it’s old-world (ASM rather than ARM) in terms of Azure, but I still have a lot of old-world, cloud services. In fact, a lot of them were built by the following script and the function should be considered as partner code.   Build an…


Create Azure Cloud Service Remote Desktop Connection Manager File (.rdg)

Last week I launched an RDP session to an Azure VM with the aid of a PowerShell cmdlet. For me, this is much easier than finding the required RDP link in one of the the Azure portals and I've been using the PowerShell method for a while. Now, in writing last week's post I thought to myself, "How could I make my…

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One-Liner: Stop and Deallocate Azure Virtual Machines

Here's something I do a lot. As I do it a lot, I thought others might also find it useful. I run a number of cloud services in Windows Azure via my MSDN subscription. This subscription gives me a set amount per month to spend on VMs. As it's a set amount, I have to be…

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Managing Azure VMs with PS Remoting

I'm a BIG fan of Microsoft Azure. I'm also a BIG fan of dystopian novels. What have the two got in common? Nothing, AFAIK, although I'm sure some tenuous links could be found by the hard-of-sleeping… Blimey, I'm off topic already… so, Microsoft Azure… I'm an even BIGGER fan of remotely managing my Azure VMs from my laptop…