Matt Allison

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Monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Azure Storage

Monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Storage<p>Overview<p>Diagnosing and troubleshooting issues in a distributed application hosted in a …

Databases

Azure Data Center Migration just got easier..

How do you migrate your cloud assets from one Azure data center to another? How do you move your cloud deployment from one subscription to another in …

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Azure is now bigger, faster, more open, and more secure

In October, we outlined how Microsoft is delivering the industry’s most complete cloud platform and discussed many enhancements to our hyper-scale, …

Azure DocumentDB - edit and query documents in the Azure portal

We’ve released a number of great enhancements to further improve the DocumentDB management experience. Our October 23rd portal update lights up the …

The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

Classic LucasArts games are now available, for the first time in years

For many, Lucasfilm is synonymous with <i>Star Wars</i>. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be, either—<i>Star Wars</i> is huge.<p>But if you were playing video games …

Migrate Azure Virtual Machines between Storage Accounts

One common task on Azure is to migrate a Virtual Machine from one storage account to another. Before we dive into these steps, it’s helpful to …

More pre-alpha gameplay of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 leaks out

More footage from <i>Star Wars: Battlefront 3</i> — the sequel to the extremely popular shooter that was canceled at the last minute by LucasArts — has emerged on YouTube. Two videos combine to show 30 minutes of gameplay from a pre-alpha build of Battlefront 3, which had been in development from 2006 to …

New Windows Server containers and Azure support for Docker

In June, Microsoft Azure added support for Docker containers on Linux VMs, enabling the broad ecosystem of Dockerized Linux applications to run …

Introducing the Azure Automation Runbook Gallery

Creating polished Azure Automation runbook solutions to automate your Cloud OS processes can take time to perfect, and may feel a bit intimidating at …

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: The N64 Controller

Pop quiz: How should you hold an N64 controller?<p>If you’ve never played an N64 game on its original hardware, then you might be a little confused …

D-Series Performance Expectations

Our new D-Series VMs provide great performance for applications needing fast, local (ephemeral) storage or a faster CPU; however, it’s important to …

Using Blob Snapshots to Backup Azure Virtual Machines

Now that Windows Azure Virtual Machines are out of preview it seems like a good time to look at how we can safeguard against the inevitable disasters …

Nintendo 64 turns 18! - NintendoToday

This weekend, some 18 years ago, the Nintendo 64 launched, ushering a new era in true 3D video games. The Nintendo 64 revolutionized several aspects …

Spartacus Legends preview The bloodiest history lesson imaginable

It was only a matter of time: Spartacus, the hit show on Starz, is getting a full game proper in the form of Spartacus Legends thanks to Ubisoft …

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10 of the best console games you'll probably never get to play (gallery)

The next time you grumble about bad ports and too many consoles to buy, be thankful you don’t live in 1977.<p>The years 1977 through 1987 were a decade of now dusty old consoles: the Atari 2600, the Vectrex, and the ColecoVision are just a few. If you haven’t heard of them, chances are you’ve also …

Happy 25th birthday to a beautiful, magnificent game

<i>SimCity</i> launched on Oct. 3, 1989.<p>It's 25-years-old today.<p>I loved that game.<p>Will Wright made it. Cleverest bloke working in games.<p>You build cities. They are yours.<p>You drop city blocks into place and connect them and sometimes they work great and sometimes they don't.<p>The cleverness lies in how the …

Manhattan gets a second Barcade next week, this one for '90s games

Barcade, the perfect portmanteau for two beloved pastimes — drinking beer and playing arcade games — is expanding to a second location in Manhattan next week with a unique focus: games of the 1990s, reports DNA Info.<p>"What'll be very different about this location is that we'll have mostly '90s …

Lotus 1-2-3 moves into that great recycle bin in the sky

The name Lotus 1-2-3 may not mean much to you now, but mention it in front of geeks of a certain age and they'll be transported back to an era when IBM ruled supreme and people could aspire to own hard drives without selling their firstborn. IBM acquired the creator of that venerable spreadsheet …

Virtual machine sizes for Azure Cloud services

This topic describes the available sizes and options for Cloud Service role instances (web roles and worker roles). It also provides deployment …

Secure credentials in the Azure PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension

<b>UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and other features, please refer to our release history.</b><p>We have updated the Azure Extension Handler …

Introducing the Azure PowerShell DSC (Desired State Configuration) extension

<b>UPDATE 11/4/2014: For information on using PSCredential objects, please refer to this blog post.</b><p><b>UPDATE 11/21/2014: For information on OS support, and</b> …

Understanding Azure Custom Script Extension

At Build 2014 conference, Microsoft launched the Azure VM Custom Script Extension. This is a very useful and straightforward extension. However, …

Deploying cloud services to Azure with Powershell

Recently I was asked to create an automated deployment from TeamCity for an Azure web role. I had done this before with Azure websites so I figured …

Automating SQL Server VM Configuration using Custom Script Extension

Azure VM Custom Script Extension allows you to download PowerShell scripts (along with supporting files) from your storage account and execute them. …