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Audit Logs for Azure Events

Note: This post is cross-post with A common ask when working with Microsoft Azure is, “how can I view audit logs to determine who made changes to the subscription(s) and the related Azure resources?” With the new Audit Logs feature now

Posted in Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Windows Azure

New Book – Microsoft Azure Essentials

In early February, Microsoft Press released a free new eBook entitled Fundamentals of Azure: Microsoft Azure Essentials. This is a book I, along with Azure MVP Robin Shahan spent several months on in late 2014. To see if finally be published is

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2014 Blog in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a

Posted in Windows Azure

Azure Worker Role Changes in SDK 2.4

It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen any significant (ok, really any) changes in the boilerplate template code Visual Studio generates for Azure Cloud Services (web or worker roles). For as long as I can remember, the code has

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DevLink 2014 Presentations

Last week I had the privilege to speak at DevLink in Chattanooga, TN.  I had a great time!  It was fun to present.  I was also was able to attend some great sessions.  DevLink is always a top notch event to

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Azure Website & Managed Cache Service

If you’re working with an Azure Website and trying to use the Azure Managed Cache Service, you really need to be on either the Basic or Standard tier for the Azure Website.  Apparently the Azure Managed Cache Service is not

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Creating a Custom SQL Server VM Image in Azure

Recently I had the opportunity to work on a project were I needed to create a custom SQL Server image for use with Azure VMs.  The process was a little more challenging than I initially anticipated.  I think this is mostly

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