Clean up unused Azure Resources with PowerShell

Today when I opened my Azure portal I had a little surprise. The monthly MSDN subscription credit was much lower as I expected it to be. Did I eventually forget to turn off a virtual machine? Curious to find out where the cost had come from, I drilled into the subscription details and noticed that the higher costs had come from the Premium storage that I had used recently to deploy a virtual machine using Read More …

Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication–A must have

During my summer vacation I’ve watched several TechEd video’s and there were plenty of interesting things I have seen, but the Data Deduplication feature in Server 2012 definitely belongs to one of my favorite ones. There are plenty of use cases were the Data Deduplication feature can help you save storage space. To try out this feature I created a folder on my test server and created 4 folders. The folders Source1 and Source2 contained Read More …

Removing large size content from outlook calendar

Most companies put storage limits on their users mailboxes. To avoid full mailboxes, some periodic housekeeping is required. This can be done by either using the archiving function or by deleting content manually. To identify calendar entries with large attachments, select your calendar, select View, then Current View, then Outlook Data files. Then click on the “size” column to sort the calendar entries by size. You should now see the calendar entries sorted by its Read More …