Gold Coast

Over the years, this blog has been about many different things related to software development with Microsoft technologies. Since my current role focuses on Dynamics CRM / XRM, that's what it's primarily about right now.

July, 2012

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    Moving an existing Hyper-V vhd to Windows Azure

    I talked about building a CRM dev VM running on Windows Azure from scratch here .  However, you might have an existing VM that you’d prefer to run on Windows Azure instead.  Why?  Here are some reasons I can think of which may or may not...
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    Resizing an Azure VM vhd file

    UPDATE (09SEP2013): There's a faster way. See: I got into a bit of a predicament where the C drive of the VM I created here started to fill up. I needed to install some software that only gave me...
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    Preventing charges for an Azure VM when not in use

    When you shutdown an Azure VM, you still get charged for usage.  That’s because the hardware for your VM is still allocated/dedicated to you.  It’s just not being used.  To prevent charges, you can delete the VM.  When you do that...
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    CRM Solution Manager

    Full disclosure, I received a free license from the authors of the tool.  However, I do believe it’s definitely worth the license fee . I’ve been using the CRM Solution Manager add in for Visual Studio quite a bit lately.  I’ve grown fond of...
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