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Azure Automation in Depth: Runbook Authoring

While Azure Automation runbooks can be intimidating at first, with a little training they can be easily mastered. In this blog post, we’ll go into depth on some of the features Azure Automation provides to help you write and use runbooks more effectively, as well as some best practices and common gotchas to help you reach true runbook nirvana.

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Storage for Media Services

Storage for Media Services Storage is a very critical component of Media workflows. When you create a Media Services account,…

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Azure Automation: Your SQL Agent in the Cloud

In this blog, I’ll show you how to leverage the Azure Automation service to accomplish a customer requested scenario of truncating tables when a particular database approaches its maximum size capacity. Although targeted towards a specific scenario, the highlighted example provides the framework to enable one to accomplish countless Azure SQL DB scenarios that one would normally need a SQL Server Agent to perform.

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Exposing MongoDB collections on the node.js backend

Unlike in the .NET backend, the node.js backend of Azure Mobile Services doesn’t have native support for MongoDB collections. We can, however, implement it in a node.js mobile service by using table scripts. This post shows how to add basic support for CRUD operations from a Mongo database to your mobile service.