Month: April 2014

Try the new Azure Portal

If you are like me, and love cutting edge technology, and new functionality, I bet you also want to try the new Azure Portal. To enable it first sign in to your Azure account and then go to


There it is. The Try it button. Press it, and follow the on screen prompts.


Actually, there is only one of them. Click Get started, and wait a few seconds, and you are in.


Also note the URL for the portal,, and remember to try everything new with an open mind.


Changing the associated directory for your Azure Subscription

This is a short post for all of you who did the same mistake as me when signing up for my Azure Subscription. You named it something stupid like aebtd01, with the result that whenever you login, the URL for your subscription is Actually, it’s no big deal, but it’s a bit annoying.


The process is actually quite easy. Go to the Microsoft Azure Active Directory and add a new directory. This time, just give it a better name.


Then, go to Settings, and mark the subscription you want to change, and click Edit Directory.


Then choose the newly created directory, and click Next


On the confirm page, verify that there is no problem regarding co-administrators, and the click Finish


When the change is done (takes about 5 seconds), click OK, and the webpage will refresh.


Finally, check that the URL is correct, and you are done


Reading list MS 74-409 – Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

A new reading list is done, and it can be found at the following page

MS 74-409 – Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

I hope you all find this one help full 🙂


My slides from the What’s hot session in Stavanger April 3, 2014

Thank you to all who attended at What’s hot seminar in Stanvanger yesterday and the session about Windows Azure from me and Anders Borchsenius from Microsoft.

I have made my slides, and the notes, available at my OneDrive for you to download if you like.

The slides is in Norwegian, but basically they show how to activate MFA on a Windows Azure Active Directory tenant, and a quick demo on how to activate MFA on a user.

Since the links at the last page isn’t clickable, I also post them below

PowerShell 5 Preview is here

Windows Management Framework 5 Preview has been released, and can be downloaded from

You can see some of the new features below and take a look at this blog post for more details

Network Switch Cmdlets

The Network Switch Cmdlets enable you to do switch, VLAN and basic Layer 2 network switch port configuration to Windows Server 2012 R2 Logo certified Network switches. Microsoft remains committed to support the Data Center Abstraction vision (DAL) and to show value for our customers and partners in this space. Using these cmdlets you can do:

  • Global switch configuration, such as:
    • Setting host name
    • Setting switch banner
    • Persist configuration
    • Enable or disable feature
  • VLAN configuration:
    • Create or remove VLAN
    • Enable or disable VLAN
    • Enumerate VLAN
    • Set friendly name to a VLAN
  • Layer 2 port configuration:
    • Enumerate ports
    • Enable or disable ports
    • Set port modes and properties
    • Add or associate VLAN to Trunk or Access on the port


OneGet is a new way to discover and install software packages from around the web. With OneGet, you can:

  • Manage a list of software repositories in which packages can be searched, acquired, and installed
  • Search and filter your repositories to find the packages you need
  • Seamlessly install and uninstall packages from one or more repositories with a single PowerShell command