Deleting Windows Azure Virtual Machine

As my post here, I shared a journey of creating, recreating, and deleting Windows Azure Virtual Machines in order to just install IIS. I need to rephrase here, that hassle is due to wrong selection of VM size. I rephrase, you need to choose at least the VM size of Medium (2 cores, 3.5 GB memory) in order to successfully install Windows Server OS and related services such as IIS. At least, that’s my experience at that particular time.

During the journey, 3 VMs were created. As they won’t be used, they should be deleted so that we don’t have to pay for them. Turned out, deleting VM in Azure is kinda tricky.

Obviously, logical step to delete something is selecting it, then find “delete” button. Click the button and choose “yes” when confirmation pops up.

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Migrating to Windows Azure Virtual Machine

Tonight my team in DyCode migrate our Jepret server to use Azure VM, as we tweeted here:

FYI, Jepret is a photo-sharing app specifically developed for Nokia S40 feature phones. Although the photos taken by S40 phones only have file size of 50 – 100KB, multiply that by hundred thousands of photos, it’s still big. Strong and stable backend is clearly needed.

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