Microsoft AI Academy: Day Three

Actually, it’s more like day six or seven but we’re continuing the series from this prior post so lets go with three. To recap, I’m taking the Introduction to AI course offered by Microsoft AI Academy and hosted on the EDX platform. The course makes extensive use of Azure Machine Learning Studio which is a…

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Microsoft AI Academy: Day Two

To recap: I recently (as in, yesterday) signed up for Microsoft’s AI Academy offering which is designed to help aspiring AI professionals acquire a solid grounding. Since beginners should start at the beginning, I enrolled in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course. A few things to note if you choose to give it a try:…

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Azure Stack and The Future of IT

Unsurprisingly, there’s been a lot of commentary about Azure Stack since it’s official release. From my point of view, almost all of this has been off-target, missing what I see as the platform’s true intent: to replace ‘traditional’ IT entirely with a cloud-native, marketplace model of platform deployment. Of course, I’m not Jeffrey Snover but…

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Azure PowerShell: User Creation, Group Management and RBAC

It’s been awhile since there was activity here so let’s jump right back in without delay! Let’s say you’re managing an Azure tenant (good!) Among many other things, you’re going to create users, add those users to security groups and assign those security groups access to resources – such as Resource Groups. The portal.azure.com interface…

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Installing the Azure CLI 2.0 On Mac OS

So, let’s walk through the process of installing the Azure CLI 2.0 on Mac OS.  We’re starting with Mac OS because that’s my system of choice.   Next time, we’ll walk through the installation process on a Windows 10 machine.     Step One.) Go to: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli Step Two.) Choose the Mac OS option  …

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Let’s talk about the Azure CLI 2.0

So far, all of the Azure command line tools we’ve discussed have been PowerShell cmdlets. I love PowerShell; it liberated me from the GUI-cul-de-sac many Windows server admins are trapped in and helped me achieve command line satori (and comfort with PowerShell made the transition to the cloud easier). All of the scripting versatility UNIX…

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New-​Azure​Rm​Resource​Group​Deployment

The cmdlet du jour: New-​Azure​Rm​Resource​Group​Deployment Today’s cmdlet builds on what we started (oh so long ago, it seems) when we described how to create a resource group using New-AzureRmResourceGroup. Although it’s possible to populate a resource group by creating individual resources using, for example, the New-AzureVM cmdlet, group deployments are more efficient and coherent. Here’s how Microsoft…

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New-AzureRmResourceGroup

Today’s cmdlet: New-AzureRmResourceGroup Note that to use this cmdlet, you must have completed the prerequisites described here. Forward we go into the wonderful world of Azure.   What it’s for: Creating a new Azure Resource Group If you’re unfamiliar with Azure Resource Groups, here’s how they’re described at docs.microsoft.com: [Azure Resource Groups enable the organization of]…

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Add-AzureRmVhd

Today’s cmdlet: Add-AzureRmVhd   Note that to use this cmdlet, you must have completed the prerequisites described here.   We’ve been making our way through Azure cmdlets recently so why stop now? Today’s cmdlet is very useful since it provides a simple method for uploading existing .VHD files to Azure blob storage If you have data…

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