A few days ago, I had to find a way to automatically send an email with attachments, at a predetermined time, using Outlook and PowerShell. I decided to use a Windows Scheduled Task, that would wake up at that time and invoke a PowerShell script.
The script below is the result of a collection of snippets ...more
The new Day@Office episode is about the new OneDrive feature: Files-On Demand.
With Files On-Demand , managing synched files with OneDrive has never been easier. With Files On-Demand you can list a complete library in your local OneDrive folder and select which specific files you need to synchronize to your device without taking the whole disk space with ...more
Create IT as an Internet connection of 100mbps Down/20mbps Up. Azure was capping at a 150mbps symmetrical connection.
TeamViewer VPN, Azure Site-to-Site and Point-to-Site connections were capped at 10mpbs.
In Azure, the most economical plans were chosen, considering our requirements. Some plans were free, some were cheaper than the others, but having VPN capabilities and ...more
And when all testing’s complete… A final review is coming! So, brace yourselves and let’s start with a graph ?
Note: 5MB results must be multiplied by 10 (value x 10)
Here are the results. All of them. Don’t forget to multiply 5MB results by 10!
With the graph below, we can check how message sizes influence latency. ...more
In this scenario we would be using a Relay. This is yet another way of connecting your on-premises infrastructure to Azure, but not recommended at all in terms of latency. We’ll explain it, don’t worry. We would also be using an Hybrid Connection to establish a “link” between my local machine and Function Apps.
First step ...more
In this test, we’ll be using Function Apps and Logic Apps. Function Apps are a serverless concept of running custom code in Azure. Serverless is capable of scaling when needed. We deployed this C# function that represents the Client Application (but without GUI).
This function calls our REST Web Service (On-Premises) via Point-to-Site VPN connection to ...more
Point-to-site. PTS for now on. PTS is a way of connecting single clients (machines) to a gateway in Azure, without connecting the entire infrastructure to it. In this case, you only need a client computer, instead of an enterprise router. The client machine connects directly to Azure via VPN.
Will this be faster that Azure Site-to-Site?
Starting with a real-world application of Azure (it’s used here on Create), this scenario is a direct 24/7 VPN link to a gateway in Azure. This is a business-oriented solution. The whole on-premises network is connected to a whole network of devices in Azure (only the ones associated to this VPN gateway obviously).
Consider it as ...more
This scenario is based by direct HTTP connection via exposed web service, accessible without VPN. This can be a very common situation nowadays too, as it’s just like a website or a web API, and it’s cheap! VPN connections can be the main cause of delays between two points. A secure tunnel brings delay into ...more
In this scenario, we’ll keep it simple. This is the full on-premises scenario. You must worry about maintenance and power bills, and I’m not even counting on infrastructure costs (high-end routers, switches, cabinets, etc.).
The machine with the service is running via Ethernet cable, while the client machine is running via Wi-Fi. This is the most ...more