Category: Infrastructure

Azure CLI 2.0: Manage Resource Groups

All cloud resources created / provisioned in Microsoft Azure need to be associated with Resource Groups. This is one of the basic features of the Azure Resource Management model to cloud resource management, and it […]

Azure CLI 1.0 vs 2.0 Compared, Installation and Usage

The Azure CLI is the cross-platform, command-line tool for managing resources in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft recently released the Azure CLI 2.0 and the commands start with “az” instead of “azure” like Azure CLI 1.0. This […]

Azure Portal goes Native on iOS and Android

Since the beginning of Microsoft Azure with the initial General Availability in February 2010, then Azure Portal has always been a Web Application. It’s gone through a couple of different HTML5 / Javascript versions, including […]

How to Compare Azure VM Pricing Across Azure Regions

At first glance, Virtual Machine pricing in Microsoft Azure seems fairly straight forward. However, the different VM pricing tiers actually do vary in price from region to region. In fact comparing the prices across regions […]

MCSA: Linux on Azure Certification

Among the various Microsoft MCSA certification, the MCSA: Linux on Azure is certainly a little of it’s own league. This is the only Microsoft certification that requires a Linux Foundation certification in order to earn. […]

Save Money in Azure Tip 1: Compare Azure Region Pricing

In this video, I show you the specifics on comparing Azure Region pricing information around Virtual Machine hosting. As you can see, the Azure Regions do have different pricing for some of the Virtual Machine […]

Top 10 Tricks to Save Money with Azure Virtual Machines

This post contains 10 tips and tricks you can use to save money on your Virtual Machines (VMs) running in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The cost analysis of the cloud can be scary at first, […]

Create Ubuntu Linux VM in the Azure Portal

This is a short video that shows how to create an Ubuntu Linux Virtual Machine (VM) in the Microsoft Azure Management Portal. It also explains a few details on how VMs are hosted in Azure, […]

Manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal

Here’s a short video I recorded that goes over how to manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal. Before the “how to” showing the Portal, I do give a brief explanation of what Azure […]

Properly Shutdown Azure VM to Save Money

There are 2 ways to shutdown an Azure VM, and they are certainly not equal! One way you will still get charged for the compute resources, and the other will free you from paying for […]