Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Migrating from unmanaged to managed disks

    We talked about Managed Disks, now let’s use them.

    Let’s migrate existing VMs from unmanaged to managed disks.

    Install pre-requisites

    Update your Microsoft Azure PowerShell to the latest bits in order to include Managed Disks functionalities

    Deploy ARM Template

    { "$schema": "", "contentVersion": "", "parameters": { "VM Admin User Name": { "defaultValue": "myadmin", "type": "string" }, "VM Admin...
  • Azure Managed Disk–Overview


    Microsoft released Azure Managed disk 2 weeks ago.  Let’s look at it!

    What did we have until then?  The virtual hard disk (.vhd file) was stored as a page blob in an Azure Storage account.

    That worked quite fine and Azure Disks are a little more than that.  A...

  • Extended Outage @ Instapaper - Resiliency example

    art-broken-explosion-glass[1]I use Instapaper extensively to store the continuous flow of internet articles I want to read.  I created a bunch of tools integrating with it (e.g. monitoring atom feeds and sending new articles to Instapaper)

    Last week my tools didn’t work for a while so I finally logged...

  • Using Microsoft Graph API to interact with Azure AD

    In my last article, I showed how to authenticate on Azure AD using a user name / password without using the native web flow.

    The underlying scenario was to migrate an application using an LDAP server by leveraging an Azure AD tenant.

    The logical continuation of that scenario is...