Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

Azure Managed Disks (introduced in February 2017) simplified the way Virtual Machine disks are managed in Azure. A little known advantage of that resource is that it exposes its storage type, i.e. Standard vs Premium, as a simple property that can easily be changed. Why would we do that?  Typically we’ll move from standard to … More Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

How to know where a Service is Available in Azure

Azure has a Global Footprint of 40 regions at the time of this writing (mid-September 2017). Not all services are available in every regions.  Most aren’t in fact.  Only foundational services (e.g. storage) are available everywhere. In order to know where a service is available, we can look at: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/regions/services/ This is handy when we’re … More How to know where a Service is Available in Azure

Azure SQL Elastic Pool – Moving databases across pools using PowerShell

I’ve written a bit about Azure SQL Elastic Pool lately:  an overview, about ARM template and about database size. One of the many great features of Azure SQL Elastic Pool is that like Azure SQL Database (standalone), we can change the eDTU capacity of the pool “on the fly”, without downtime. Unlike its standalone cousin … More Azure SQL Elastic Pool – Moving databases across pools using PowerShell

Listing Resources under Resource Group with Azure PowerShell

Simple task:  I want to list resources under a single ResourceGroup within one of the subscription. This is an excuse to show how to login on different subscription and play a bit with the PowerShell Azure SDK. First thing, start PowerShell Integrated Script Environment (ISE) with the Azure SDK loaded. Login Login to your accounts… … More Listing Resources under Resource Group with Azure PowerShell

Move Azure Resources between Resource Groups using Powershell

Ouf…  I’ve been using Azure for quite a while in the old (current actually) portal.  Now I look into my resources in the new (preview) portal and…  what a mess of a resource group mosaic! Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, you can’t move resources from a Resource Group to another via the portal… … More Move Azure Resources between Resource Groups using Powershell