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

Speaking at Experts Live Europe 2018 in Prague

I am honored and happy to have been selected as a speaker for the excellent Microsoft community driven yearly conference named Experts Live Europe. This year it is held in Prague 24-16 October in the Prague Congress Center, MVPs, Regional directors and other industry experts will be flying in from all over Europe (some from … 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