Category Archives: Azure

Continuous deployment of Azure Service Fabric Application

I’m doing a fair amount of work where the backend is made up using a Azure Service Fabric Application. Setting up a continuous build and deployment pipeline in VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) I ran into the following problem when … Continue reading

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Death to the SLA

During my work I’m often asked what the SLA (Service Level Agreement) is for a given system. I’ve tried to summarize my reply in the following blog post. The SLA way of thinking works badly with cloud services and the … Continue reading

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Microsoft simplifies IoT and data analysis further

Next week is the yearly Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany. It is the main fair for manufacturing companies and their partners and Microsoft will, of course, have a strong present. I’m actually going this year and must say that I’m … Continue reading

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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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