Using Azure REST interface with Postman and PowerShell Az module

I recently got the need to access Azure through its REST interface and thought that it was a good opportunity to acquaint myself with the fairly new PowerShell Az module. The Az module will replace AzureRM, introducing shorter commands, higher stability, and cross platform support. Now before rushing of and installing the Az module uninstall AzureRM first, installing both will render your system unusable and will be a pain to clean up. My original motivation for this was accessing reports generated by the Azure API Management (APIM). This can be achieved by… Read More

Create SQL database on Azure using PowerShell and access from on Premises Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

SQL Azure is cloud database-as-a-service provided by Microsoft cloud. The best part is that the data is hosted and managed by Microsoft data centers. We can build our applications on premises and move our data to cloud. Azure SQL model provides: Elastic database pools – Allows you to provisioned 1000’s of database table as you need. Grow and shrink based on your requirement. Azure hosted database Pay for only what you use (no of plans available) Auto-scale Also enable Geo-replication for disaster recovery Reduces hardware cost and maintenance In this example, we… Read More