Azure VM Storage Performance and Throttling Demystified

Azure VM Storage Performance and Throttling Demystified Today I want to discuss Azure Virtual Machine (VM) storage performance and throttling, especially as it relates to DS/GS series IaaS VM using Premium Storage. After three years, I now have the time to write my second blog post. I moved to the Microsoft Azure Rapid Response team last year and, on this new…

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How to manually update the Windows 8.1 Boot Files to fix Boot Issues

Boot Files Issues Sometimes you may have to manually update the boot files to fix the boot file corruption or compatibility issue. For example, the http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2883200 requires http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894179 to be installed first . It’s mentioned in the KB  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2883200 Prerequisites To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1. Update 2894179 is…

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