Azure CLI Kung Fu

Jumpstart: Open the Network Connections Tab in Windows

Jumpstart: Open the Network Connections Tab in Windows

TLDR: Start-->Run-->ncpa.cpl Have you ever lost 6 minutes of your life trying to find a network adapter in Windows? Yeah, me too.  Windows really started to mess with everyone's mind back in Windows 8 when they moved stuff around with that horrible metro UI. ...

Azure Kung Fu Toolkit

Azure Kung Fu Toolkit

Welcome to Az Kung Fu, grasshopper! Scripting is the only way to ensure that your environments are the same every time and remove the risk of human error. We write scripts all the time using the Azure CLI, but it feels like we always having to figure out the same...

Az Kung Fu VM – Master Tools for Azure Administrators

Az Kung Fu VM – Master Tools for Azure Administrators

Have you ever spent hours building a machine to use as an admin workstation for Azure? What about installing the Windows Subsystem for Linux? Well, have we have something for you! It's always a pain to get going with a good VM to use for admin tasks with Azure. With...

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

The last week has been a blur because I didn’t sleep.  I spent days helping a client restore every single VM that had running in Azure (about 250).  Why?  They got a ransomware virus and their entire network was trashed. One of the things that saved...

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

Azure CLI Kung-Fu Tips and Tricks

The last week has been a blur because I didn’t sleep.  I spent days helping a client restore every single VM that had running in Azure (about 250).  Why?  They got a ransomware virus and their entire network was trashed. One of the things that saved...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

Azure CLI 2.0: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's really easy to provision an instance of Azure IoT Hub using the Azure Portal. However, there are times when you need to automate the task. You can use the Azure CLI to create new instances of Azure IoT Hub when you need to automate the task. This can help with...

Azure CLI 2.0: List and Set Azure Subscription

Azure CLI 2.0: List and Set Azure Subscription

To list and set the Azure Subscription to run Azure CLI commands against is an important step in command-line scripting. To do this, there are a couple important commands used to list the Azure Subscriptions your login has access to, view which subscription the CLI is...

Apply Tags to all of your Azure Resources

Apply Tags to all of your Azure Resources

Today I'm doing an Azure Migration and consolidation for a client and they wanted to tag everything within the existing Resource Group where is it deployed before we started moving things around to other Resource Groups and Subscriptions. Two important notes: ...

Azure CLI 2.0: List and Set Azure Subscription

Azure CLI 2.0: Convert VM to Managed Disks

Traditionally, Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) would use an Azure Storage Account to store the VM Disk Images for the VM. This required explicit management of what Storage Accounts contained which and how many VM Disks; both OS Disks and Data Disks. To simplify the...

Featured Articles

Should Microsoft acquire Canonical / Ubuntu?

Should Microsoft acquire Canonical / Ubuntu?

Microsoft's adoption of Linux today is something that appeared to never be possible only a few years ago. It was not even twenty years ago when Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft at the time) stated that "Linux is a cancer." Now, fast forward to today and Linux is the #1...

Docker development VM in Azure

Docker development VM in Azure

Ever wish you had a Docker dev workstation in Azure? About two months ago, we introduced the Azure Kung Fu VM, and judging by the views of that article many of you gave it a try. Today, I wanted to share a different version of that VM running Docker Desktop. You can...

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Saving Money with Azure Dev/Test Subscriptions

Did you know that you can have significant savings on Dev/Test environments in Azure? I'm working with the Azure Dev/Test team on a project right now, and I didn't realize exactly how much you can save. They have an offer for Dev/Test where you only pay for the price...

Certification

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Windows Server and SQL Server Certifications are Gone

Embedded within Microsoft's announcement of retiring ALL of the MCSE, MCSD, and MCSA certifications (and their associated exams) is the fact that certifications for Windows Server and SQL Server products are gone. As the older technology-based certifications are being...

Internet of Things

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

AZ-900 Exam: Azure IoT Product Overview from Tim Warner

For some time now, Tim Warner, a fellow Microsoft MVP, has been posting short videos that methodically go over all the AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification exam objectives and skill areas. This is a pretty great free series of training/study content geared towards...

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

Azure + AI Conference – Apr 2020 in Orlando, FL – Chris Pietschmann Speaking on Azure IoT

This year at the Microsoft Azure + AI Conference co-produced by Microsoft and DEVintersection, Chris Pietschmann (the founder of BuildAzure.com) will be presenting. The topics of his sessions at the conference will center around Microsoft Azure and the Internet of Things (IoT) with topics including Azure Sphere and Real-time IoT Stream Processing in Azure.

This edition of the Azure + AI Conference is being held November 18th through 21st, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, in partnerships with the Azure + AI conference,  we are pleased to announce that you can register for the conference with the discount code “BUILDAZURE” to receive a $50 discount.

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Top 5 IoT Messaging Protocols

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions employ some kind of messaging protocol for each individual IoT device to communicate in the system. These messaging protocols are used to transmit device telemetry (or messages) from the IoT devices to the IoT Messaging Hub (or...

Azure CLI: Manage Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

PowerShell: Create Azure IoT Hub

It's simple to provision an Azure IoT Hub service instance using the Azure Portal. However, there are time when you need a more DevOps style approach by scripting it. The Azure Powershell Az.IotHub module can be used to manage commands for managing Azure IoT Hub...

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