Author Archives: Mark Scholman

Azure Stack vs Azure Stack HCI

March 26 Microsoft announced they added a new member to the Azure Stack family. Some of you might got confused with the news Microsoft released Azure Stack HCI. In this blog post I will describe the differences and how to position both platforms. Azure Stack – Intelligent Cloud / Intelligent Edge Azure Stack as we […]

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Azure Data Factory and Azure Stack blob storage copy

In my last blogpost I explained how the future of “Azure: The world computer” looks like with Azure Stack. Azure Data Factory could be another Azure Service that plays a role in this hybrid / edge scenario. It is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating […]

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Azure Stack cloudapp name resolution

Name resolution is an important part in the Azure Stack solution. When tenants create storage accounts, web apps and virtual machines they might want to expose these services to their users via the intranet or internet. Once you have deployed Azure Stack you have DNS the following way: <regionname>.<fqdn> (as an example: bellevue.asic.cloud) That creates […]

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Monitor Azure Stack Patch & Update (PnU)

The first Azure Stack integrated systems have been installed last month and for sure also the next upcoming months more will follow. 1 important task that needs to be done directly after the installation is Patch and Update (PnU). The Patch and Update process is well described here. I have done some PnU’s lately and […]

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Azure Stack Pre-GA update

Here we areā€¦ mid 2017. Its June and we are getting close to the General Availability (GA) of Microsoft Azure Stack. The product team has done some amazing work last year with the development of Azure Stack. I was lucky to get a closer look at the progress of the development and have seen how […]

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Azure Stack TP3 is out! My quick review and update

So TP3 is here and i quickly downloaded the bits and installed some systems. Here a quick wrapup of my experience so far. First, some parameters are changed as well the folder to start the install from. Find here an example to start the deployment once you have the VHDX installed on the server:

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Working directly with the Azure Stack Resource Manager API

I would like to follow up on a blog post I have read here. They talk about how you can interact directly with the Azure Resource Manager API with PowerShell or other programming / scripting languages. The advantage is I don’t need any Azure PowerShell modules in order to retrieve any data from Azure Stack. […]

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