Encrypting Disks of Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

After completing the setup of a virtual machine in Azure, it is worth to have a look at the advisor recommendations. One of the recommendations I found was “Disk encryption should be applied on virtual machines“. But enabling disk encryption will have its price. And probably there is no need …

(Re-) Size of Azure Virtual Machine Disks

When you create a virtual machine in Azure based on an existing image, you cannot define the size of the operation system disk. Unfortunately, you even can’t see what the disk size will be when you create the VM. I also was not able to find a table giving this …

HowTo: Completely Delete Virtual Machine in Windows Azure

Update 2020-07-09: This post is almost outdated. The post “Challenge: Delete Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure” provides more recent information. Creating a virtual machine in Windows Azure is quite simple. Open the management console, select the Virtual Machines tab, click New, select the kind of VM, enter some additional data, …