Organize, start, stop, schedule (and snooze) Azure VM’s and stay within your Azure MSDN benefit boundary.

I can’t use my MSDN Azure benefit anymore, because I forgot to switch off a Virtual Machine.   It happens too often. Although it is easy to schedule a virtual Machine via the Azure portal (see: Script Center and azure automation ), users still forget to configure it or don’t take the time o... [More]

Insight and Self Servicing needs for Dev & Test Teams

Two important aspects must be given to teams who work from and on Azure. Insight and Self Servicing. Insight. Insight in usages of Azure resources (and money) in relation to the team activities. When you are in the automation business, you are lazy by default. Team members will forget to switch of... [More]

Cloud Business App (LightSwitch SharePoint) development and test environments.

In Visual Studio 2013 RC there is a new template in the SharePoint / Office section, the Cloud Business App. A LightSwitch SharePoint Auto Hosted Solution. With this template you can create Apps with LightSwitch for O365 SharePoint, a powerful combination. Although LightSwitch development is that... [More]