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Installing Java Runtime in Azure Cloud Services with Chocolatey

I recently wrote a blog post about installing Splunk on Azure Web/Worker roles with the help of a startup task. You can see that blog post here. In this blog post I will show you how to install Java runtime … Continue reading

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Installing Splunk Forwarder in Azure Web/Worker Roles with a Startup Task

Overview I recently had to install Splunk Universal Forwarder in Azure worker roles. Azure web/worker roles are stateless so the only way to install any software is to do so via Azure startup tasks. Azure startup tasks have been around … Continue reading

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How to migrate from Standard Azure Virtual Machines to DS Series Storage Optimized VM’s

Background We are implementing Azure solutions for a few clients. Most of our clients are use cloud services and virtual machines to implement their solutions on Azure platform. For many years Azure platform  only offered just one performance tier for … Continue reading

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Azure SDK 2.6 Diagnostics Improvements for Cloud Services

I haven’t blogged for a while because of being very busy at work. Things are slowing down a bit so I will try to write more frequently. History Azure SDK 2.5 made big changes to Azure diagnostics. It introduced Azure … Continue reading

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NLog Target for Azure ServiceBus Event Hub

NLog is a popular open source logging framework for .Net applications. It writes to various destinations via Target. It has a large number of Targets available available. I created a NLog Target that can send message to Azure ServiceBus EventHub. … Continue reading

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