Windows Server Hotpatch

Windows Hotpatch is a new Azure feature allowing supported Windows servers to receive updates that do not require a reboot to install completely, removing the need for monthly reboots and increasing your server uptime greatly. Requirements To utilise Windows Hotpatch, at the moment, you must be running Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition Core. TheRead More

Host a cheap static website on Azure blob storage

In Azure you have the ability to host a static website that requires no server side rendering. This could be used for a basic website like a small company site using HTML, CSS, JavaScript or basic image files. All we need is a Storage Account of type General Purpose v2 or Block Blob. Configuration I’veRead More

Microsoft Exam AZ-104: Azure Administrator – My Experience

I’d wanted to take an Azure based exam for a while but eventually got the inspiration I needed when Microsoft released the November 2021 Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge. The challenge was to get through most of the Azure Administrator (AZ-104) content on Microsoft Learn (a few modules weren’t required) within a month. On 28/01/22Read More

Setup Azure Storage Account SFTP

Microsoft have recently released the ability to enable SFTP on Azure Storage Accounts to securely connect for file transfer and management. Before now you’d have to setup your own SFTP server, typically on an Azure VM to achieve this functionality. At the time of writing this post this feature is in preview and only availableRead More

Get started with winget

winget is a Microsoft command line tool to install and update applications on the Windows Operating System – effectively Microsoft’s take on Chocolatey. This blog post is intended for those wanting to get started with winget as a quick start or reference guide. Installing winget To get started with winget we must first install it.Read More

Restore Hyper-V VM From Nimble Storage Snapshot

I had an issue today where I needed to restore a VM as it wouldn’t boot. In this instance the customer was using storage level snapshots of the Nimble datastore, where the virtual machine files were stored. I initially attempted to clone the datastore from snapshot in the Nimble management console, but after connecting theRead More