Due to the many exciting capabilities of Azure Resource Manager (ARM), many customers are asking how they can take advantage of ARM PowerShell cmdlets within Azure Automation runbooks. Currently, the Azure (Service Management) PowerShell cmdlets and the ARM PowerShell cmdlets do not work side by side within an Azure Automation account. For this reason, the… Read More


Our team is frequently asked about Linux support by customers interested in unifying their workloads by using Azure Automation to manage not only Windows hosts, but Linux hosts as well. Today, we are pleased to announce our first steps into supporting this functionality. If you’ve used Azure Automation recently, you may have noticed a new… Read More


Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, July 6 The AWS PHP Developer Blog showed you how to Reduce Composer Issues on Elastic Beanstalk. The AWS Security Blog showed you How to Connect Your On-Premises Active Directory to AWS Using AD Connector. The CloudBees Blog talked about Continuous Delivery… Read More


Although the phrase “write once, test everywhere” was coined to describe another technology, I believe that it also applies to mobile applications. The wide variety of carriers, manufacturers, models, operating systems (including versions, patches, and proprietary extensions), screen sizes, input devices, connectivity options, device settings, and permission settings combine to create a test matrix that… Read More


Today at the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference in Orlando we made a number of significant technology and program announcements to help our customers capitalize on the incredible opportunities provided by big data, advanced analytics and cloud computing. Firstly, data is now the key strategic business asset. Every device, every customer, every activity – everything… Read More


On July 4th the US celebrated Independence from my home country. On that same day I celebrated the second anniversary of my family’s arrival in the US as I prepared to join one of the many open source teams in Microsoft. An upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy course focusing on the running of Linux workloads on Azure will highlight some of the… Read More


On July 4th the US celebrated Independence from my home country. On that same day I celebrated the second anniversary of my family’s arrival in the US as I prepared to join one of the many open source teams in Microsoft. An upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy course focusing on the running of Linux workloads on Azure will highlight some of the… Read More