Month: September 2014

New Reading list for MS Exam 70-533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

My reading list for Microsoft Exam 70-533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions is finally complete enough to share.

I have not had time to take the exam myself yet, so it might still come some changes to the list. Happy reading 🙂

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Microsoft Azure Icons for Visio

I just finished the first version of a Visio stencils pack of Microsoft Azure Icons.

All shapes is scalable, since they are based on a SVG file I found at http://azure.microsoft.com. And you can change the color as you like 🙂

Please check it out at TechNet Gallery http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Azure-Icons-for-Visio-626737b2

Icons/Shapes in this file

  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Services
  • Web Sites
  • Mobile Services
  • Storage
  • Export/Import
  • SQL Database
  • Backup
  • Cache
  • Redis Cache
  • HDInsight
  • Recovery Manager
  • Media Serives
  • Active Directory
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Service Bus
  • Notification Hubs
  • Biztalk Services
  • Scheduler
  • Visual Studio Online
  • Virtual Network
  • Traffic Manager
  • Store
  • ExpressRoute
  • Automation
  • RemoteApp
  • SharePoint
  • CDN
  • CMS
  • API Management
  • DocumentDB
  • Site Reovery
  • Machine Learning
  • Event Hubs

Microsoft Azure Icons Overview

New release of Azure PowerShell – Version 0.8.8 is here

A new Azure PowerShell release is available. To upgrade, click this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=320376&clcid=0x409 or follow the guide from the Microsoft Azure Documentation http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/install-configure-powershell/

If you ever forget the password for an PFX file

Had a case yesterday where we needed the password for a Certificate PFX file.

Luckily we found this tool, and after a short time using brute force we got the password: http://crackpkcs12.sourceforge.net/

If you have a netbook or a small laptop, why not spin this up in Azure using a Linux machine?
http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-tutorial/

Anyhow, it works, and the service is back on line 🙂

Two Azure Certification Exams available

Microsoft Learning announced a few days ago that they have now released two exams for Azure!

  • Exam 70-532 that’s targeting developers
  • Exam 70-533 that’s targeting IT professionals

Read the full blog post here http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2014/09/04/microsoft-azure-certifications-now-available.aspx