I've been lucky enough over the last few months to be working on some cool consumer-facing solutions with one of my customers. A big part of the work we've been doing in building Minimum Viable Product (MVP) solutions to allow us to quickly test concepts in-market using stable, production ready technologies. As these are consumer … Continue reading Creating Azure AD B2C Service Principals with PowerShell
Since October 2014 it has been possible to add a public IP address to a virtual machine in Azure so that it can be directly connected to by clients on the internet. This bypasses the load balancing in Azure and is primarily designed for those scenarios where you need to test a host without the … Continue reading Setting Instance Level Public IPs on Azure VMs
I have recently been working on a couple of engagements that involve utilising the site-to-site connectivity features of Windows Azure Virtual Networks. On one engagement we went through the setup of the Virtual Network early on before the customer's network team had gotten involved and we just skipped the setup of the site-to-site connection at … Continue reading How to add a Site-to-Site VPN to an Azure Virtual Network after setup.
I was at a customer the other day wrapping a successful project delivered on Windows Azure when one the customer's team suggested a great idea - why not generate PowerShell scriptlets from actions completed within the Azure Mangement Portal so that you can re-issue the command at any future point (or in a different Azure … Continue reading Feature Request: Generate PowerShell Scriptlets From the Azure Management Portal
Powershell has been with us now since late 2006 but my experience is that widespread understanding and use of it is still very restricted within the .Net developer community. If you're a Windows administrator, operator or release manager I'm sure you're all over it. If you're job description doesn't fit in one of those three … Continue reading Dr. Script or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Powershell