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  • Blog Post: How to Copy files to/from Azure Storage

    If you are looking for a reliable way to copy files to or from Azure storage then this blog post might just have the right answer. Note: In this post I am not writing anything new but merely pointing to posts or tools that already exists. Copying VHDs (Blobs) between Storage Accounts using Azure...
  • Blog Post: Avoiding allocation failure error in Microsoft Azure

    In some cases you may encounter an allocation failure error when you are trying to perform an action which includes: Deleting and recreating a VM Creating a new VM Deploying new packages Deploying updates to existing deployments Starting a VM from stopped de-allocated state Below...
  • Blog Post: Taking a closer look at Microsoft Azure Maintenance to avoid downtime

    We receive a lot of cases where the customer wants to know why their VM running in Azure was restarted and why they were not pre-notified about the same and in the future can we pre-notify them when there is any maintenance performed. This blog post is an attempt to answer these questions and shed...
  • Blog Post: How to move your Windows server VM running on Hyper-V to Microsoft Azure

    Note: This blog post comes from Manoj Sehgal, Sr. Support Escalation Engineer from Microsoft Azure team. The following blog post will guide you through the procedure to move your on premises Windows server VM which is running in Hyper-V or VMWare environment to Microsoft Azure, by uploading its...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure datacenter's IP location, shows incorrect location when using IP Geolocation services

    If you have looked up the IP that is assigned to your Microsoft Azure deployments using any of the IP geolocation services then you must have noticed that the IP location and deployment location are shown differently. For example if you have a deployment that is hosted in East US datacenter and when...
  • Blog Post: Unable to delete VHD, “There is currently a lease on the blob…”

    Update1: Virtual Machines has reached GA on April, 16th 2013. Scenario: After deleting a Windows Azure Virtual Machine you try to delete the blobs for the associated VHDs and receive the message below: "There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request." ...
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