Automating deployments to Azure IaaS with custom actions

Firstly the final scripts of all the content discussed are available here. A video walkthrough is available at and included below. In this post I want to document the results of a POC (proof of concept) I was engaged in for a very large customer. The customer wanted to create single/multi VM environments inContinue reading “Automating deployments to Azure IaaS with custom actions”

Walkthrough with Azure Resource Manager

I decided to create a brand new walkthrough of creating a VM using the new Azure Portal and using Azure Resource Manager. In this walkthrough I cover Resource Groups, virtual networks, storage accounts, public IPs and Network Security Groups. All while creating and publishing a Minecraft server out to the Internet! Available at below.Continue reading “Walkthrough with Azure Resource Manager”

90 minute Azure Infrastructure Whiteboard Overview

Just finished a brand new 90 minute whiteboarding overview of Azure Infrastructure services so grab your popcorn, kick back and enjoy. Available at up to 1080 to see all the screen detail :-). Websites I show in the video include: Azure VM Sizes – Azure Pricing Calculator – Azure Regions – AzureContinue reading “90 minute Azure Infrastructure Whiteboard Overview”

Mastering Azure IaaS Windows 8.1 App Available!

In preparation for my new book, Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services ( which comes out end of this month I have completed the companion application. The application contains all the links and code from the book in addition to videos to help understand the concepts. The app checks for updated content each time it launchesContinue reading “Mastering Azure IaaS Windows 8.1 App Available!”