Using AzCopy with Azure Virtual Machines Managed Identity

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The Managed Identities for Azure Resources feature is a free service with Azure Active Directory. Formerly known as Managed Service Identity, Managed Identities for Azure Resources first appeared in services such as Azure Functions a couple of years ago.  Much more recent though Azure Copy (AzCopy) now supports Azure Virtual Machines Managed Identity.… keep reading

Generating and Configuring Free SSL Certs for Azure Windows IaaS Virtual Machines

Infrastructure-as-a-Service has provided the ability to quickly deploy hosts in Cloud environments such as Azure. However the certificate that comes with the host isn’t ready for Web Services. I hadn’t had to do this for quite some time and it came to my realisation again that whilst there are a few guides available they are for different scenarios than what I require.… keep reading

Simultaneously Start|Stop all Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines in a Resource Group

Problem

How many times have you wanted to Start or Stop all Virtual Machines in an Azure Resource Group ? For me it seems to be quite often, especially for development environment resource groups. It’s not that difficult though. You can just enumerate the VM’s then cycle through them and call ‘Start-AzureRMVM’ or ‘Start-AzureRMVM’.… keep reading