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Enabling WinRM / Remote Powershell on Azure Resource Manager Windows OS VMs

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Note: these instructions only apply to Windows VMs created using Azure Resource Manager. For VMs created in Azure Classic mode (old portal at http://manage.windowsazure.com), WinRM / Remote Powershell is enabled by default for certified Windows images. If you need WinRM (required to run remote Powershell commands) enabled on new Windows Virtual Machines created using Azure Resource […]

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Telemetry Ingestion and Analysis Using Microsoft Azure Services

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For the latest Azure Insider column Bruno Terkaly and I invited our colleague in France, Thomas Conté, to write an article about Telemetry Ingestion and Analysis using common cloud components, including Worker Roles, BLOB Storage, and HDInsight. He did an amazing job illustrating this specific workload, providing multiple options for each step of the process, […]

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Windows Azure Insider March 2014 – The Windows Azure Service Bus and the Internet of Things Part 2

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After an overwhelming number of email messages, feedback and comments based on our previous Windows Azure Insider column, this month Bruno and I continue the conversation around the Internet-of-Things and Windows Azure, incorporating a hands-on approach to using the Service Bus to control an Arduino device using a Windows Phone client. We had a lot […]

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Windows Azure Insider December 2013 – Meet the Demands of Modern Gaming with Windows Azure

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For the December 2013 issue of the Windows Azure Insider column, Bruno and I write about how the public cloud can be used to create a robust backend to support multiplayer games for mobile devices, combining the power of Virtual Machines (IaaS) with Cloud Services (PaaS). The article can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dn532200.aspx Thanks for […]

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Windows Azure Insider The Digital Government Issue – Choose a Cloud Network Government-Compliant Applications

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MSDN Magazine recently released a special issue about the tools, technologies and services that the government is using to digitally interact with citizens. Bruno and I contributed with an article that talks about the current state of cloud adoption for government institutions, explaining the different hybrid models for deployment (PaaS + IaaS) and services (public […]

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Windows Azure Insider November 2013 – Migrating Database Workloads to the Cloud

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In the November 2013 issue of the Windows Azure Insider column for MSDN Magazine, Bruno and I talk about the different techniques and technical requirements that you should keep in mind when migrating SQL Server databases from on-premises to the cloud, providing guidance for Virtual Machine specifications and tools. The article can be found here: […]

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Windows Azure Insider September 2013 – Hadoop and HDInsight: Big Data in Windows Azure

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For the September edition of the Windows Azure Insider MSDN magazine column, Bruno and I write about Big Data, the benefits of the MapReduce model, and HDInsight, the Windows Azure component that offers Hadoop-as-a-Service in the public cloud. We also show how to perform simple analytics against a public dataset using Java code and and […]

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