Category Archives: Microsoft Azure


Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

This post is a follow-up post that covered a brief introduction to Microsoft Azure Automation and can be found here.

Within this post, I will cover how to publish a workbook, schedule the execution of workbooks, enable detailed logging, and a quick view at the dashboard.

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Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Before we get started it’s important to know where Microsoft Azure Automation fits in the available automation options for Windows Azure.

Microsoft Azure Automation is a new feature within the Microsoft Azure Platform which allows Cloud Administrators to centrally manage automation assets (scripts, global variables) and schedule automation tasks, with a main focus on manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks (Release resources, Manage backups, Monitoring etc.).

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PowerShell – Desired State Configuration

PowerShell - Desired State Configuration

Probably one of the most exciting features included within PowerShell 4 is the option to create configuration scripts, also known as DSC. Yes, this is something new – unless you are familiar with Chef and Puppet. And no, this isn’t the same as executing a large provisioning script.

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Move Azure VMs between datacenters

Move Azure VMs between datacenters

Recently I had to move a couple of Windows Azures Virtual Machines from West Europe to Southeast Asia. This process wasn’t as easy as expected, so therefore I’m sharing the steps on how to move a Virtual Machine to a different data center.

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