Speaking @TechDaysSweden in October

I am happy, to once again, have the opportunity to speak at Techdays Sweden in October, and this year marks the 10th year anniversary for Techdays Sweden! Techdays Sweden is one of the bigger Microsoft focused IT conferences in the Nordics with 2000+ attendees (last year) and has some great people and companies driving digital … Read more

Automate Disk initialization on VM with Azure Desired State Configuration

A common scenario is that Azure VMs are being provisioned with some extra disks attached, those disks then needs to be initialized before use. Doing that for more than one server becomes time consuming so it needs to be automated. I recently ran across this need again and recall solving it with DSC, of course … Read more

PowerShell 1.0 and ARM – Tenants and Subscriptions

In my previous post you got intro to getting started with Power Shell 1.0 and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Also take a look at this post by @s_lapointe In this post I hope to inspire you to continue with it. Authenticate with Multiple Tenants! The Solution is: Login-AzureRmAccount -SubscriptionId “subscription you want to manage” Before … Read more

Getting Started With Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview #ARM

The evolution never stops! I have been doing some Azure Resource Manager related work with building templates and setting up governance with processes and management for a service organization, the challenge in this is seldom the technical solutions J (even though there are room for improvement on the technical side also) So Azure PowerShell 1.0 … Read more

Finding Azure VM size syntax for Azure Resource Manager

I have had an issue with using old syntax for the Azure VM size when I fiddle with Azure Resource Manger. The issue is that in the old AzureServiceManagement we use small, medium, large etc for some VMs. These are the first naming standards available when Azure IaaS became Generally Available. When deploying VMs in … Read more