Category Archives: Azure

Simplifying IoT Architecture

I’ve been working with IoT projects for the last couple of years. A very common pattern is illustrated in the figure below: Your devices are sending in data. The Azure IoT hub is used as cloud gateway or ingestion point. … Continue reading

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Minecraft Management Code Example

A couple of years ago I wrote a blob post where I mentioned a small taskbar utility I had written to stop and start an Azure virtual machine. In the post I promised to put the code on GitHub. Well, … Continue reading

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Azure Management Libraries

This is the second blog post in the small series on experiences and learnings gained while setting up a Minecraft server for the kids. The first spoke primarily about Azure Automation, this one will touch upon the new .NET libraries … Continue reading

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Azure Automation

As indicated in my last blog post this is the first of two posts describing my experiences and learning in connection with setting up a Minecraft server. In this one we will look at Azure Automation and create a small … Continue reading

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Azure Automation, Azure Management Libraries and Minecraft

For a long time the “household trolls” have been bugging me about setting up their own Minecraft server. I finally got around to do this the other day, using Microsoft Azure for the hosting. All is working great, but it … Continue reading

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Cleaning up an Azure Deployment

You most likely know this scenarios: you have deployed a nice environment into Windows Azure. Just a few AD/DC, a few front-end servers, a couple of application servers and of course two or three SQL Servers. Now you don’t need … Continue reading

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Installing SQL Server 2012 in a Mirror Setup

In my series on creating a SharePoint farm in Windows Azure we last time created the virtual machines for the two front-end servers, the two application servers and the three servers to be used by SQL Server. In this sixth … Continue reading

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Default size of OS-image in Windows Azure VMs

In my recent series of blog posts (first can be found here) on creating a SharePoint farm in Windows Azure, I showed how to extend the OS disk from the initial 30 GB. With the general availability of virtual machines … Continue reading

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Rolling out Images for SharePoint farm in Windows Azure

In this fifth post in the series on creating a SharePoint farm in Windows Azure we will look at the main script used to create the VMs. For those who might have missed the previous posts they are: Creating a … Continue reading

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Creating a DC/AD for use in Windows Azure

In the fourth post on the experiences gained during the creation of a SharePoint farm in Windows Azure will look at establishing the domain controllers and active directory. The previous three were: Creating a SharePoint Farm in Windows Azure Creating … Continue reading

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