//Cloud notes from my desk -Maheshk

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

Pizza as a Service [IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS]

I’ve just come across the below Pizza as a Service chart from linkedin. I just added our Azure chart as well below for side by side comparison. I should give full credit to “Albert Barron” who created this pizza chart and article here. Very layman explanation for Cloud service.. Fantastic.

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2015-02-26 Posted by | Azure | | Leave a comment

Getting started with Azure RemoteApp

This weekend, I had a chance to explore Azure RemoteApp. In nutshell, this App runs on Windows 2012 R2 over rdp service. We usually RDP to a remote machine but in this case, we are rdp’ing to a particular published apps without any visible difference like window border or floating bar etc. Trust me, end user won’t be able to identify whether they are on a remote app or local app. I am really impressed with the design thought.

We can connect to a remotely published apps from a azure portal and then use it by installaing a small exe at client machine for logon and app selection. As of now, It comes with few default Office applications(apps) but in case of hybrid option you can customize by uploading your VHD’s as per our wish.

Since this supports resume and continue kind of state management, you could logoff from your office and then continue from home using any device from the place where you’ve left.

+ It delivers the functionality of the on-premises Microsoft RemoteApp, backed by Remote Desktop Services

+ Helps you provide secure, remote access to applications from many different user devices. Available for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows RT, Android, devices, and Windows Phone. It also support the Windows 10 preview.

> To achieve this, you need to install a clickonce installable RemoteAppClient from here – https://www.remoteapp.windowsazure.com/ClientDownload/Windows.aspx

> Azure documentation: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/remoteapp/

> Video – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-remoteapp-hybrid-deployment-overview/

> Azure RemoteApp Cloud Deployment overview

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-remoteapp-cloud-deployment-overview/

> Understanding Azure Remote App

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Azure-Remote-App-Intro-With-Eric-Orman

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2015-02-16 Posted by | Azure | | Leave a comment

Interesting Azure links

Microsoft Azure infographics
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/infographics/

Microsoft Architecture Blueprints
https://msdn.microsoft.com/dn630664#fbid=rVymR_3WSRo

Top architecture trends and perspectives
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/dn800997

Cloud application development
https://msdn.microsoft.com/cloud-app-development-msdn

Azure Symbol/Icon set
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/architecture-overview/#azure-symbolicon-set .

Design patterns
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/architecture-overview/#design-patterns 

2015-02-08 Posted by | Azure | Leave a comment

Microsoft Azure ebooks download(free from MVA)

Azure-HDInsight-coverBuilding_Cloud_Apps_with_Microsoft_AzureFundamentals_of_Azure_107x130MVA-Intro-Win-AzureMVA-Rethinking-Enterprise

Download@ http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks#azure

2015-02-04 Posted by | Azure | | Leave a comment

About -Azure Storage Explorer utility

I got this tools link while searching for Azure Storage free tools – explorer. Azure Storage Explorer is simply a nice tool to work and explore. It is free, elegant and clutter free to use. It just fulfill our expectation. #Good job by david

Download it from here – http://azurestorageexplorer.codeplex.com/

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2015-02-02 Posted by | Azure, Azure Storage, Azure Tools | | Leave a comment

Error while deleting Azure storage, how to safe delete

While working with Azure storage, I ran into a tricky problem where I could not able to delete the storage created implicitly during VM creation.

Though I deleted all my VM’s from my account but these underlying storage were listed under my account for some reason. I tried hard to get rid of this by going through all the dependencies but no luck.

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I tried deleting using Azure Storage Explorer but same problem persisted.

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Resolution: You have to delete VHD files before deleting storage. When Virtual Machine is removed, VHD file exists there for some reason – may be by design think so. You can delete it from Virtual Machines -> Disks and then try deleting the storage.

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2015-02-02 Posted by | Azure | | Leave a comment

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