Tag: Windows Azure

May 04

How to: Make a directory structure in Ubuntu only if the directories do not exist

How to: Make a directory structure in Ubuntu only if the directories do not exist Lately I have been working on start up scripts but because I use temporary storage for some mounts the information contained within them is cleared with each reboot (shutdown / turn on – Windows Azure). This means that the folder …

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Mar 25

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. Contact your administrator for more information.

Resolved: Microsoft Office has detected a problem with your Information Rights Management configuration. About a week ago one of our client computers started facing issues regarding the ability to access the Information Rights Management IRM server. We use Windows Azure’s IRM service (Azure Rights Management) so there are a few things you need to do …

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Feb 24

How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell

 How to: Manage Windows Azure with PowerShell You can manage your Windows Azure account via PowerShell with an array of commands at your disposal. Below is a quick reference guide of the commands available. You can connect to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud using the Azure Powershell SDK. After you have installed the SDK you should be …

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Jan 17

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu

How to: Install Security Updates from the command line in Ubuntu Lately as I log in to an Ubuntu box I get messages indicating that there are security updates available for Ubuntu but I have struggled to get them installed. 13 packages can be updated. 13 updates are security updates. Traditional one would use apt-get update; …

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Dec 14

Recommendations when Deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure

Recommendations when Deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure Below are a few recommendations to keep in mind when deploying Ubuntu VMs in Windows Azure. From networking to deploying applications and collecting metrics. With no further due here they are: Networking When using your own DNS servers make sure Azure’s DHCP doesn’t interfere: How to: Enable …

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Dec 14

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure

How to: Resolve slow Logging in issues and Sudo rights use when using your own DNS in Windows Azure Another issue I encountered while using a Linux VM inside Windows Azure is that the logging in process was extremely slow and then you tried to run a command with elevated rights, it was slow too. …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure

How to: Enable proper domain DNS search in Ubuntu when using Windows Azure So as part of the latest using your own DNS server with Linux machines inside Windows Azure I had a bit of a problem. Even though my corporate DNS server was set up correctly, DNS entries were correct, etc. Ubuntu would just …

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Dec 13

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation

How to: Enable dynamic DNS updates to a Microsoft DNS Server using an Ubuntu client workstation To my surprise it seems that the beauty of Windows being able to dynamically update corporate DNS servers is something that only exists on Windows client machines (at least since 2000 I guess). Apparently if you are using an …

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Dec 12

How to: Install a swap file in a Windows Azure Ubuntu VM

How to: Install a swap file in a Windows Azure Ubuntu VM Unless you made your own Ubuntu image, configured the Azure connector/integration to create a swap file and uploaded it to Windows Azure chances are your VM does not come with a swap file/memory. Afterall Microsoft recommends that all Linux machines that are uploaded …

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Dec 09

Memcache vs Azure Cache

Memcache vs Azure Cache Memcache is a distributed, in-memory caching solution used to help speed up large scale web applications by taking pressure off the database. Memcache is used by many of the internet’s biggest websites and has been merged with other technologies in innovative ways. Windows Azure supports the Memcache protocol to enable customers …

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