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A Farewell to VMUG

A Farewell to VMUG

The Chicago chapter of VMware Users Group had it’s annual conference at the Rosemont Convention Center on Thursday of last week and it was again a success thanks in no small part to the VMUG corporate team. Over six hundred people walked through the doors to experience sponsored sessions, community sessions, keynotes from Kit Colbert… Continue Reading

Get Started with Azure Automation

Get Started with Azure Automation

Microsoft Azure has a neat way to store and run code right from within Microsoft Azure called “Azure Automation”. If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Lambda service, Azure Automation is similar in many ways. The main difference is that in Azure, we’re working with PowerShell code instead of Python or Node.js. Create An Azure Automation Account… Continue Reading

Microsoft Azure Portals

Microsoft Azure Portals

If you’re getting started with Microsoft Azure, you may feel confused about where things are located. One of the reasons for this confusion is the current use of multiple portals. It’s hard enough to learn how subscriptions work, how to access the resources through PowerShell and all of those new concepts without having to navigate… Continue Reading

Azure Cloud Services

Azure Cloud Services

Azure provides a Platform-as-a-Service offering called a “Cloud Service.” Instead of managing every part of a virtual machine (the middle-wear and the application) it might be desirable to only worry about the application that is being deployed. An Azure cloud service allows you to just focus on the app, but does give you access to… Continue Reading

Azure Network Interfaces

Azure Network Interfaces

Azure allows you to manage network interfaces as an object that can be decoupled from the virtual machine. This is important to note, because when you delete your virtual machine, the Network Interface will still be in the Azure Portal. This NIC and all of it’s settings will still exist for reuse if you wish.… Continue Reading