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 …

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 …

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 …