Slide deck from my Azure session at SharePoint Saturday Houston

A special thanks to all who attended my Azure Cloud Services Overview session! The slide deck can be downloaded here. Happy Azuring!  

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Azure Discovery Series Session: Azure Virtual Machines

Thanks to all who attend my session “Azure Virtual Machines”! And thanks to the HSPUG group for hosting and to Microsoft for providing the facility. The session slide deck is available for download from this location. The two PowerShell script collections used during the demo are available here and here, and the session recording is available for viewing … Continue reading Azure Discovery Series Session: Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Best Practices: Resource Naming Conventions

Before your organization leaps into any significant Azure adoption, one of many important planning exercises should be adoption of a standardized naming system for services and resources. Skipping this important planning step is sure to unnecessarily increase your management overhead as the object collection expands over time. Fortunately, there are several good resources I've used to accomplish … Continue reading Azure Best Practices: Resource Naming Conventions

How-To: Easily switch between multiple Azure accounts in PowerShell ISE without re-authenticating

If you work with Azure using the PowerShell ISE tool and have multiple subscriptions and/or login accounts, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to quickly switch the authentication account context without constantly logging in with new account credentials? I'll show how to do this. Basically, it involves using Add-AzureRMAccount to create a profile credential, … Continue reading How-To: Easily switch between multiple Azure accounts in PowerShell ISE without re-authenticating

Announcement: Azure “Discovery Series” Session Track

For a while, I’ve been wanting to get back into technical speaking circuit again but always seemed to be “too busy” to commit to it. After a few chance encounters (and some inner reflection), I reminded myself how fortunate I’ve been in my IT career and a lot of that fortune was a result of … Continue reading Announcement: Azure “Discovery Series” Session Track