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PowerShell Pitfalls for Managing Multiple Azure Accounts

14-Nov-2014 15:00:00 / by James Finley posted in MS Technical Training & Certification - Azure, Getting more from Azure

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Or PPMMAA for short . . .

Many (Most?) of the PowerShell and scripting examples for Azure management via PowerShell start with a command sequence that looks like either this:

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Adding .Net 3.5 SP1 to an Azure VM through the Back Door.

04-Nov-2014 15:30:00 / by James Finley posted in MS Technical Training & Certification - Azure

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If you’ve been working with Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 you might have noticed that you need the CD/install files handy if you want to install .NET 3.5. Which causes problems if you need that feature on an Azure VM. After a bit of digging I found this in the MSDN forums, and it has proven to be handy. I haven’t tried it enough to say that it is foolproof, but if you’re having this issue it’s worth a shot.

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Prepping for 70-533/Learning from 20533—Pulling My Head Out

03-Nov-2014 16:00:00 / by James Finley posted in MS Technical Training & Certification - Azure

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Tips for sitting the Azure Infrastructure exam, 70-533

I’ve decided I need to become better/more comfortable with Azure. Like it or not, it’s probably not going anywhere. I can either stick my head in the ground or get with the program. I’ve kind of been stalling, so I think it’s time I took the latter option. Adapt or die. So I’m going to start tackling the new Azure Infrastructure exam, 70-533.

Earlier this week Microsoft released course 20533-Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions, so I’m going to use that, along with the links from the blog entry from a few days ago, as my starting point. As I go through the process of learning about Azure and preparing for this exam I will share some of my thoughts on the course and eventually the exam here. I’m not sure how long this is going to take, nor how many entries I’ll make, but the hardest part is always the starting.

So away we go . . .

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