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An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

An unexpected power up for Azure called Azure Resource Explorer

In the world of Azure there are many ways to perform the same task, but right now Azure Resource Explorer seems to be a power-up mushroom in the maze of options.  It allows users to quickly and design, execute and template PowerShell scripts.

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Implementing CSS from MVC Controller

Sometimes your CSS needs to come from a database.  Ever wonder how to minify that return value.  This article is about returning dynamic CSS from an MVC controller and minifying it on the way out.

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Windows Azure Search - How do I use it?

Many times I try new features and I wonder how to use them in azure.  This one is very easy to use and provides me a search indexing service provided with the support of the robust backend of Azure Search Services.  This is an an intro of how Azure search services can work for you.

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

PCIT - Powershell Samples - AD Computer Information

Create a Powershell script that will provide information on all computers on your domain.  Performance is not there as we are still working on that, but this is optimized for small networks where you need to gather computer information quickly and easily.

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

Get All AD Computer information - POWERSHELL

This script will gather all computer information to a file that can be used to audit the computers on your network.

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Checklist - High Availability

Azure Cheklist High availability - You want to know how to do it, I will give you some pointers!

Create Azure Storage Account

Create Azure Storage Account

Step 2 in a series documenting how to copy an entire virtual network to a secondary environment using powershell

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

Azure - Copy Virtual Network - Step One

A Tutorial on how to copy an entire azure virtual network with a subscription to a new environment for testing, training or QA.  The goal here is no down time.

Join a computer to a domain - Powershell

Join a computer to a domain - Powershell

You can join a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Windows Azure to a domain and place it in the correct OU through Powershell.  The assumption here is that you have a domain controller already in the Azure Virtual Network

Set Subscription in Azure - Powershell

Set Subscription in Azure - Powershell

Set your windows Subscription through Powershell using the Windows Azure Powershell SDK