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Loading Data into Azure Storage Tables using PowerShell

Summary I had a customer looking to pump a large amount of data (millions of rows) into Azure Storage Tables.  Here’s how we did it. Prerequisites If you’d like to follow along, you are going to need: Visual Studio PowerShell Azure PowerShell Azure Storage Tables Azure Storage Tables are defined this way:  Table Storage stores […]

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Automatically shutting down VMs in Azure

THIS ARTICLE IS NOW OUT OF DATE.  Azure VMs have the built-in ability to shut themselves down on a schedule, available through the Azure portal. Refer to: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-auto-shutdown-for-vms-using-azure-resource-manager/   Well it’s been a short time since I made the transition from DW/BI to Cloud.  I’ve learned a couple of interesting things. I was trying to find/write a […]

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Memorial Day – 2013

To all that have served and all that have sacrificed,  thank you. This was sent to me and is being reprinted with permission.  It’s somewhere between an essay and poetry.  Written by Sahar Rohani, a 13 year old in eighth grade. Imagine. You’re in a staring contest with death, and in the painful grasp of […]

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