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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In this blog post we are going to download and install the Azure Module for PowerShell.  This will allow you to interact with your Azure account through PowerShell.

Follow the steps below to download and install the Azure Module for PowerShell:

1. Go to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/ , scroll down until you see the "PowerShell" section and click on the "Windows install" under the section
















Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In this post I will show how to download the automation scripts that Azure provides when you create a new virtual machine in Azure.  This is great for PowerShell scripting or if you want to interact with your VM in Visual Studio.  You don't have to start from scratch.

Here are the steps to get the automation scripts for your VM in Azure:

1. Log into the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com
2. Click on "Virtual Machines"



















Tuesday, July 4, 2017

In this blog we are going to deploy a Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Virtual Machine in Microsoft's Azure Portal.


Follow the steps below to create a Windows Server Virtual Machine:

1. Log into https://portal.azure.com
2. Select "Virtual Machines"




















Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In the previous blog we deployed a full stack Ubuntu Server in Azure.  In this blog we are going to connect the server using a tool call Putty.  You can download Putty at https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html .

Follow the steps below to connect to your Ubuntu Server in Azure:

1.  Log into the Azure Portal at https://portal.azure.com
2.  Click on "Virtual Machines"



















Tuesday, June 20, 2017

People often get confused when they work with Azure because there are two versions of Azure.  Most people call it the classic mode and the new portal Azure or the more official term is ASM vs ARM.  In this post we will create a CentOS Linux virtual machine in the new Azure portal.

Follow the steps below create a new Azure portal:

1. Go to the URL : https://portal.azure.com
2. Log in with your Azure credentials
3.  Click on "Virtual Machines" make sure it doesn't say classic on the link





















Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Don't have money to buy Winzip?  If you are looking for a good file achiver or extractor look no further than 7-Zip.  It archives and extract most of the file formats and the best part of the value proposition for this great application is that it's free!  And if you act now, you will get it for free!  So hurry while supplies last! It's still free!  Anyways I haven't had any problems with the application.  Even though it's free it's high quality.  So head over to the official website at http://7-zip.org/download.html and download the version for your OS.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

In this blog post we are going to deploy a Linux virtual machine in Azure.  Most of the steps takes place in the Azure portal.  To get to the Azure portal type in the browser this address https://manage.windowsazure.com

Follow the steps below to create a Linux virtual machine in Azure:

1.  Type into the browser https://manage.windowsazure.com/
2.  Log into Azure with your Azure credentials
3.  On the left hand side of the portal click on the "Virtual Machines" link



















Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In the previous blog post we created an Azure cloud service.  Now we are going to create a private virtual Azure network.  The importance of this is that when you create a virtual machine in Azure you will use this virtual network to connect to your virtual machine.

Follow the steps below to create a virtual network in Azure:

1.  Click on the "Networks" link on the left hand side