Apr 26, 2016

How to transfert data between Azure subscription from Windows, Linux, OS X, or the cloud

Copy, Download or Upload from-to any combination of Windows, Linux, OS X, or the cloud

Data is and will always be our primary concern. Whether shaped as text files, images, VM VHDs or any other ways at some point in time our data need to be moved. I already wrote about it previously, and the content of this post is still valuable today, but I wanted to share new options and convert all ground (meaning Linux, Windows and OS X).


Here few scenarios why you would want to move data.
  • Your Microsoft Azure trial is ending.
  • You are creating a new web application, and you have all those images that need to be move.
  • You have a Virtual Machine that you would like to move in the cloud or from the cloud.
  • ...

Apr 25, 2016

Reading Notes #229




  • Become a Visual Studio 2015 Power User (Allison Buchholtz-Au, Andrew Hall) - All Visual Studio developers must watch this video, big chance you had a d in your hand and didn't know about it.


  • It's a new blog! (Troy Hunt) - A delicious post, thanks Troy to share that with us.

Apr 19, 2016

A practical overview of Service Fabric

During the last Global Azure Bootcamp (April 16), the Montreal edition focused on Azure Service Fabric. The schedule for that day was packed with dynamic presentation and hand-on labs. Either because you were unable to be present or just because you want to learn more, it is not too late. The MsDevMtl team is happy to share with you all our documents we used.

Before you start

  • To be able to do the Hand on Labs you will need:
  • A PC with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 or 2
  • Service Fabric SDK v2.0.135 (or more recent)
  • A Microsoft Azure subscription. If you don't already have one, here a free trial to get you started aka.ms/azuretrialmtl

The One-day Schedule

As you see the complete edition of the Azure Fabric Learning Path contains much more details and labs. Since we had only one day we decided to cherry picked what we thought was the best to get started, but feel free do more.


  • Intro to services and Service Fabric Overview
  • Labs 1 & 2
  • Application Packaging & deployment
  • Diner
  • Labs 3 & 4
  • MS at scale & High Availability
  • Lab 5
  • Diagnostics & Health policies
  • Lab 6
  • Who is using SF, AoA, Testing
  • Lab 7 & 8
  • Upgrades
  • Lab 9
  • Conclusion

Where to find everything you need


All the presentations were done by Alexandre Brisebois (@Brisebois), Stepahne Laporte (@s_lapointe), myself (@fboucheros), and under the supervision of our fantastic bandmaster Guy Barette (@GuyBarrette). Feel free to ask us questions if you get blocked during your journey.