Azure Compute: New Features & Roadmap

September 25, 2017 // 3 Comments

Speaker: Corey Sanders, Director of Compute, Azure, Microsoft Lots of stuff that hasn’t been talked about yet. Compute Through The Ages Some old PCs, aa rack, a video of Monkey Boy doing developers developers developers, tablets, the cloud, and an alien (Quantum Computing). Digital Transformation [...]

Enable IoT Solutions with Windows 10 IoT Platform

September 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Speakers: Adi Hariharan (Group Marketing Manager Windows IoT) and Jimmy Chen (Senior Consultant PDS Sales – IoT) This is an introduction to IoT. Cuts Across Industries You cannot avoid IoT. It is spreading everywhere in all parts of life. Manufacturing, smart cities, transportation, retail, [...]

Scott Guthrie Keynote Ignite

September 25, 2017 // 3 Comments

Scott Guthrie is presenting on Azure and server solutions. Defining aspect: ability to release new features at scales and speed that were never possible before, e.g. IoT. Lots of cool stuff, but it’s often overwhelming. Expectations by employers is super-high. There’s worries about [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Keynote Notes

September 25, 2017 // 2 Comments

I’m live blogging from Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. Hit refresh to read more. Before the Keynote The score so far: Orlando: 10 Chicago: Minus 5 trillion This place is huge and the crowds are huge. But getting here was easy. My hotel is a good bit up “I-Drive” in Orlando, but it took less than [...]

Going to Ignite 2017 & Azure Architect Bootcamp

September 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

Not only is H2 of 2017 insanely busy at work, but I’m going to be travelling for the next 2 weeks. I’ll be one of over 20,000 attendees at Ignite 2017 in Orlando, starting on Monday. Ignite is Microsoft’s biggest tech event, focusing on the business technology solutions. There will be lots of [...]

Create a New VM From An Existing Managed Disk

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

In previous posts I have shown how to restore the disks of a VM to a storage account and how to create managed disks from those VHD blobs. In this post, I will show how to create a new VM from a managed disk. When these 3 steps are done together, this is an easy way to restore an Azure virtual [...]

Create an Azure Managed Disk from a VHD Blob

September 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

This post will show you how to create a managed disk from a VHD blob file, such as one you’ve uploaded or restored from a virtual machine backup. In my example, I have restored the virtual hard disks of an Azure VM to a storage account called aidanfinnrestore. I am going to create a new managed [...]

Restore an Azure Virtual Machine’s Hard Disks

September 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

In this post, I’ll show you how to restore just the disks of an Azure virtual machine. This is useful if you want to restore a virtual machine to an availability set, or restore it as a different series/size. Restoring to Availability Sets For some reason that I do not know, we cannot restore a [...]
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