Updates to Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server VMs

Recently Microsoft announced some exciting news in relation to Azure Hybrid Use Benefit (AHB) for SQL Server VMs. If you’re not familiar with Hybrid Benefit, it basically allows customers with appropriate Software Assurance to pay a reduced rate when Windows Server or SQL Server are run in Azure. Microsoft boast that Azure is the most […]

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Introduction to Azure Batch

Azure Batch is a PaaS offering that can be used for batch processing or computing of a large volume of similar tasks. Azure Batch is used for processing parallel operations that can be easily spread across different tasks and run on separate compute resources. With Azure Batch you can schedule or run on-demand workloads across […]

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Retrieve vmId of Virtual Machine

Sometimes retrieving the unique ID of a virtual machine in Resource Manager can be usefull. The following snippet will grab the vmid property.

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Azure VM Agent & Extensions Deep Dive – Part 3

The aim of this series is to detail what happens “under the hood” when the Azure VM Agent and VM Extensions are installed and how they operate. It will also cover any technical requirements and considerations and troubleshooting tips when working with the VM Agent and Extensions. In Part 1 we looked at the options […]

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Azure VM Agent & Extensions Deep Dive – Part 2

The aim of this series is to detail what happens “under the hood” when the Azure VM Agent and VM Extensions are installed and how they operate. It will also cover any technical requirements and considerations and troubleshooting tips when working with the VM Agent and Extensions. In Part 1 we looked at the options […]

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