Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Microsoft Azure resource manager portal - check the core limit using PowerShell

Recently I had to work on a new Azure tenant in resource manager portal. Unfortunately there was an issue when creating new virtual machines. It gave me an error saying that cores are not sufficient.


I needed to verify the core availability.

In Azure classic portal I can easily navigate to my subscription and check available resources like below.


Let’s try to check the same with Azure resource manager portal.


Oops. I couldn’t find any place in new portal to check the resource usage. specifically number of cores available versus utilized.

But there is a way to check that. We can use Azure PowerShell.

First you need to download Azure PowerShell module. Following are the commands we need to use.


Get-AzureRmSubscription –SubscriptionName "Pay-As-You-Go" | Select-AzureRmSubscription

Get-AzureRmVMUsage -Location "australiaeast"


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lecture – Introduction to SharePoint at University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC)

I did my first lecture at UCSC 12th of May 2016 as a guest lecturer. I was asked to do a lecture   for the subject, “Advanced Web Technologies”.

I did a session on SharePoint and how it complies with modern workplace trends.

Following is the presentation I used to conduct the session.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Azure Roadshow 2016 – Microsoft Azure Notification Hub

Recently myself and Prabath did a session on “Azure Notification Hubs” in Azure RoadShow Sri Lanka event. We selected that topic because it is related to Azure mobile services and modern application development.

Notification Hubs handle end to end mobile notification including following features

  • Device registration
  • Message distribution
  • Message templating
  • Message targeting

Following is the presentation we did


Following are some pics taken from the event

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