• Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner

    Today I was super excited about the first tests with the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner. Sometimes calculating the Bandwidth, Storage, local infrastructure needed for Site Recovery can be very tricky. Therefore, I’m happy that Microsoft released a helpful tool to get the right information needed.

  • Get Going with Go!

    Everyone is talking about Go these days so I decided to have a look at it and see what it could do for me.

  • Get started with Azure ARM Templates

    To start with the deployment using Azure ARM Templates is quite easy. A first step can be to deploy an Azure SQL Database. But let’s start with a bit of background information:

  • Disable Azure Backup Protection for a VM with Azure PowerShell

    My Azure credits burn faster than expected :) So I decided to remove some VM’s and Backup that I used for a customer’s demonstration. Since I don’t use the Azure Portal for configuration anymore, I fired up Powershell and did the Job. With the following commands, I show you how to stop the Backup for a Virtual Machine and delete the associated Recovery Points.

  • Convert PowerShell Help to a Website

    With the migration of our little blog I’m also trying move the help content for various PowerShell scripts/modules to a central location and make updating/managing that content easier. I’ve recently found the platyPS module, which can be used to create markdown formatted files for PowerShell help topics.

  • Migrating from BlogEngine to GitHub Pages: Fixing the links

    In this episode of our little series on migration we are having a look at the URL structure of Jekyll and some of the less visible stuff that was associated with the old ntSystems.

  • Introducing: TAK

    Over the years I did create, find, copy, paste, quite a few lines of PowerShell code. Some of which I’m turning into re-usable functions and collecting in a module, creatively called “Tom’s Admin Kit” or TAK. I hope you find it useful. I try to credit the sources for the stuff that I just copied off of the interwebs, even though I don’t actually remember all of them.

  • AzureStack POC TP2 on VMware

    I’ve been trying to make the Azure Stack Proof-of-Concept (Preview 2) run on VMware and here is what I found.

  • Migrating from BlogEngine to GitHub Pages: BlogML to Markdown

    As promised here, I’m sharing the first part of our migration process from BlogEngine to GitHub Pages. A major part is, obviously, the migration of the content of the blog itself.

  • Welcome to our new blog!

    This site has been running on Azure Web Sites for some time. As we are doing this for fun and are not making any money with the site (see any ad?) we had to use the “Shared” pricing tier which was economically acceptable but from a performance and feature point-of-view, well, not great. We used Cloudflare to get some caching and enable stuff like https and IPv6 for the site and it was OK :) Then came…