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…

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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…

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