Microsoft Azure Latest updates from Scott’s Keynote on the 2nd day!

I just added screenshots from the updates from Scott’s presentation but in the following days I’ll elaborate on those features in other blog posts but the most significant updates for me were:

– GA of Dynamic Routing
– GA of Point to Site VPN
– Internal Static IPs for VM
– DB size increase to 500Gb
– Self Service Restore

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We’ve launched a new Microsoft Azure Management Portal in Preview!

Dear All,

Yesterday in Build we announced the new Microsoft Azure management portal in preview, we still maintain the current portal of course.

The new portal can be accessed via http://portal.azure.com

The old portal is still can be accessed via http://manage.windowsazure.com

For more details about the new portal , check this post from the product team.

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What is Affinity Group in Microsoft Azure? How to create it?

Guys, I decided to start recording a series of Simple videos that explains Microsoft Azure features and how you can create different services on Microsoft Azure.

This is the first video in the series, your comments and feedbacks are more than welcome to improve the videos and add meaningful content to you. 

In case of a proxy while uploading your VHD to Windows Azure using Powershell

Sometimes when you are trying to do certain process on Windows Azure via Powershell you receive an ambiguous error with no specific error message, make sure that you don’t have a proxy in the environment blocking your communication to Windows Azure, If you do have one, then run the below command and then retry what you were doing before, it should work.

this is basically a .net code that is taking your credentials and passing it on to the proxy while executing your commands.

[System.Net.WebRequest]::DefaultWebProxy.Credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials