How many apps do you have open right now? How many bookmarks do you have saved? Likely, it’s too many to count. These tools are intended to make our lives easier, but many people are left feeling overwhelmed by all of this information. The new Windows Apportal breaks through that clutter, pulling in the data and apps you care about most, and places them front-and-center on the Windows 8 start screen.
Learn to convert a plain text password to a secure string for cmdlet parameters.
Post Worldwide Partner Conference, the potential of what you or your customers can do with Microsoft Azure maybe front and centre on your mind. The videos below provide some great guidance/demo's for you to follow/use with your customers. Signing...
Last week, I wrote an article about using the new Azure Preview Portal and new IaaS Resource Group Gallery templates to provision an entire cloud-based server farm in as little as eight mouse-clicks – complete with storage, virtual networking and multiple VM tiers.
Since publishing that article, I’ve been asked by a number of people how the same Resource Group model could be used to automate the provisioning of server farms using PowerShell. Beginning in version 0.8.0 of the Azure PowerShell modules, the Azure PowerShell installation actually installs 3 modules:
Azure Resource Manager can greatly simplify the management of multi-VM applications by allowing the related resources to be provisioned and managed as a Resource Group, rather than as a discrete set of individual resources. In this article, we’ll step through the process for leveraging the AzureResourceManager module to script the process for quickly building a new server farm in the cloud.
There are many scenarios where you may want to use metadata to organize and filter content for views or other reasons. You may want to group particular items based on metadata, but that metadata should be specified by a set of conditions and applied automatically. It is a good idea to apply metadata automatically when possible so users do not have to spend time filling it in and you can control the consistency of the metadata.