Tag: VM

Properly Shutdown Azure VM to Save Money 5

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 […]

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Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next! 6

Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next!

So far the servers within Microsoft Azure data centers have been running Intel processors (CPUs). For a long time I’ve wondered if the power efficiency of ARM CPUs could make them more cost effective than […]

Visual Studio 2017 Development using a VM in Azure 7

Visual Studio 2017 Development using a VM in Azure

In the past the only option for writing code and building software using Visual Studio was to install it on your local machine. With technologies like Windows Hyper-V and VMWare things became less invasive by […]

70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases Certification Exam 8

70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases Certification Exam

Microsoft has been expanding out the certification offerings around Microsoft Azure. The Provisioning SQL Databases (70-765) exam fits right along with this as it measures expertise around SQL Server and Azure SQL Databases. With the […]

Single Instance VMs Now With 99.9% SLA 9

Single Instance VMs Now With 99.9% SLA

Since the initial release of the Virtual Machine (VM) hosting service within Microsoft Azure there’s been a limitation on achieving the minimum requirements for the 99.9% SLA guarantee. This limitation has been that you needed […]

Azure Marketplace: pfSense – gateway, firewall, vpn

There are many 3rd party VM appliance images available within the Azure Marketplace. Many of them offer Router, Firewall, and VPN solutions. One such solution is the pfSense for Azure VM image from Netgate.

Azure Marketplace: F5 WAF Solution

There are many solutions available within the Azure Marketplace. One of these is the F5 WAF (web application firewall) solution. The F5 WAF solution is built using the industry-proven F5 BIG-IP Application Security Manager and […]

Azure Weekly: June 13, 2016 10

Azure Weekly: June 13, 2016

Build Azure Weekly is a series that offers a single source for a consolidated view on the weeks news, service updates, blogs, as well as other links surrounding the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The links shared […]

Azure Marketplace: FreeBSD 10.3

Over the last couple years Microsoft has been working to make FreeBSD a first class VM guest on Hyper-V. One of the primary reasons to work on this effort was to be able to enable […]

Tutorial: Create Minecraft Server in Azure on an Ubuntu VM 11

Tutorial: Create Minecraft Server in Azure on an Ubuntu VM

Setting up a Minecraft server generally takes a bit of work from installing the Operating System, installing Java, to setting up the Minecraft Server to run itself. This is all in addition to putting some […]