Category: Cloud

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Azure ARM Group Membership Recursively – Part 1

I recently ran into a scenario where we needed to get all members of an Azure ARM group recursively.  The problem I ran into was using this inside of Azure Automation with service principal names.  The solution was to convert it over to AzureRmAD command.

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Azure Integration Part III: Azure Storage Offerings

When developing your integration solutions in Azure, there is no doubt that there will be discussions on which storage offerings you will want to use.  Depending on the requirements, there will be an offering in Microsoft Azure that will be available. In Part 3, we will focus on some of these different storage options that are available for any solution integrating with Microsoft Azure.

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Azure – Move Your Resources and Save Cash

We have an easy way for you to move storage type and Azure VM location. Use this PowerShell code to clone a VM, saving you money.

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Azure Data Lake Store – Service-to-Service Authentication

In this blog post, I explain how to set up service-to-service authentication while working with Azure Data Lake Store and Data Lake Analytics.

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Azure Integration Part II: What’s the Difference between Event Hubs, IoT Hubs and Notification Hubs?

As the world of the cloud based integrations become more and more popular, especially in the IoT space, our solutions will involve some kind of cloud integrations that will require a way to process messages or events between publishers and consumers.  These solutions can eventually push millions of event messages.  With Event Hubs, IoT Hubs and Notification Hubs, Microsoft has given any solution an easy way to do this that is has high throughput and is very scalable. In Part 2, I would like to provide some information on the differences between IoT Hubs, Event Hubs and Notification Hubs.

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BizTalk 2016 Release: Get an Integration Strategy to Upgrade Now

The BizTalk 2016 release has us pumped! This is the 10th major release from BizTalk, the enterprise-integration server that automates mission critical business processes. BizTalk 2016 bridges the digital transformation needs for on-premises automation while allowing the creation of applications in the cloud. Microsoft shared the integration future and roadmap late last year with detailed directions and key product offerings that
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Lower Your Azure EA Payments: PowerShell

If you’re like us, you want to better understand which resources in your enterprise agreement (EA) are “hot” to reduce cost. Then read on as we look at Azure EA Billing Summary with PowerShell. The Issue with EA We recently noticed that our EA payment had skyrocketed. We wanted to identify which subscriptions and resources were
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Azure Active Directory: Creating Applications and SPNs with Powershell

As many of you know, Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s multi-tenant cloud based directory and identity management service. Like all of Microsoft’s Azure Services, it can be programmatically driven with Powershell. The defacto Powershell module to accomplish AAD automation is the Azure Active Directory v1.0 module, also known as the MSOnline module. While stable and incredibly useful, the module begins to show
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Azure Integration Part I: Reasons for Azure Storage Queue, Service Bus Queue, Topics/Subscription and Relays

Microsoft Azure can provide messaging in the cloud through a variety of different options. Sometimes it can be confusing as to which cloud technology you want to leverage with your company’s integration solution. Through a series of blogs, I hope to help summarize the options on these Azure technologies. In Part 1 of this series, I summarize and give insight on Azure Storage Queues, Azure Service Bus Queues, Topics/Subscription and Relays.

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How to set PublicIPAllocation via PowerShell

Also, How to remove a public IP address object via Azure PowerShell I was recently tasked with changing a series of AzureRM Public IP address allocation methods from dynamic to static and others from Static IP addresses to dynamic. To set a NIC to static is very straight forward. You change the value to static
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