Using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple VM based solution

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Cloud Partners! I recently recorded a quick video that walks through using the Azure Pricing Calculator to price out a simple virtual machine based solution, and thought I would share it here as well.  If you’re not yet familiar with the Azure Pricing Calculator, this will provide a quick overview…


I have Azure VM performance issues, what do I do?

Tim Tetrick   Hello Microsoft Partners! I recently came across this guidance from the Azure Support team on how to address Azure VM performance issues.  This is one of the most common issues that Support deals with so wanted to share the guidance with you. Step 1: Start with the fundamentals Make sure you are…


I can’t connect to my Azure VM

Tim Tetrick   Last week I talked about How do I configure my security system with an Azure VPN as one of the most common Azure Support scenarios that we get.  Another big driver of Azure Support volumes is issues around not being able to connect to your VM running in Azure.  For Windows VMs,…


Azure in 5 Minutes: Backup and Restore your entire Azure IaaS Virtual Machine!

In March of 2015, Azure Backup added support for backing up entire Virtual Machines from the Azure Admin Portal.  Azure VM backup is a feature of Azure Backup and is initiated in the “Recovery Services” section of your Azure Admin Portal.  Watch the following video to see how easy it is to backup and restore…

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Azure Virtual Machines – Stopping versus Stopping (Deallocating)

  In the Small and Medium size business environment you often hear of the concept of saving consumption expenses by stopping virtual machines not in use.  While this is not a concept I fully agree with being an old enterprise IT person; it certainly has it virtues in situations such as non-production or seasonal computing. …