Advanced Azure ARM Template

As you have seen, I have been doing quite a bit of work with ARM templates and VMs recently. This post is no different. I have been working on a project where multiple VMs need to be created from a custom image and they need to be joined to an... [Read More]
Tags: azure, automation, arm, virtual machines

Azure Resource Manager Template Custom Script Extensions

In my previous article, Building Azure Resource Manager Templates , I covered how to get started with Azure Resource Manager templates. While they are certainly great for basic deployments, where they really shine is in their ability to allow for complex deployments. This post will cover the Custom Script Extension... [Read More]
Tags: azure

Shutdown Tagged VMs with Azure Automation

In my previous post PowerShell to update the tags on resources, I added tags to the virtual machines in my subscription. There are a host of reasons why resources may be tagged in Azure. I have seen customers use them to identify the department or application resources belong to. I... [Read More]
Tags: azure, automation

Adding Tags to Resources in Azure

I am always looking for ways to automate my Azure environment. I use Azure as a Demo and Testing environment and do not want it running 24/7 and shutting off each virtual machine at the end of a day is time consuming. I want to have Azure Automation do that... [Read More]
Tags: azure

Azure Automation, My SQL Agent in the Cloud

My focus for the past 18 moths at Microsoft has been on Azure but that does not mean I left my love for SQL behind. In fact, has become an asset. In the course of regular operations I have built out a workflow to import call statistics and reporting data... [Read More]
Tags: sql, azure, automation