Azure Operating System Disk Resize

Recently one of my colleague ask me how to increase the size of Azure VM data disk, which is pretty straight forward however while working on it, i thought it would be nice to have a tool that can increase the size of Operating system disk, because that’s where’s users are usually little skeptical. Hence DiskMan came in to existence, i have made this tool using Powershell Studio, which is amazing and not only helps me in coding but such tools is a great way of learning too.

DiskMan was created to ease the process of increasing operating system disk drive on Azure Virtual Machines.

There are couple of ways you can increase the size of the operating disk, however most of them need some sort of familiarity with Azure portal or Powershell cmdlets, with DiskMan you don’t need to know either of them and you still will be able to increase the operating system disk size.

Here’s the exe link

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69201487/DiskMan/DiskMan.zip

 

Here’s the instruction PDF.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69201487/DiskMan/DiskMan.pdf

 

Thanks

Hardeep

Sitecore Admin Pages Compatibility

We as a Developer / Architect have always been loving the Sitecore Admin pages. Sitecore 8.2 introduced new admin pages that allows more control and functionalities. There are already very nice posts sharing information about those admin pages. So this post is not repetition of the knowledge already shared, reference to these blog posts are shared at the end of this post in Nice Reads section.

The motive here is to show Sitecore admin page’s that are released in 8.2 compatibility with earlier versions of Sitecore.

Sitecore

Admin Pages

7.0

7.1

7.2

7.5

8.0

8.1

Database Cleanup

Dependency Injection Configuration

x

x

x

x

x

x

EventQueue Statistics

Install language

x

x

x

x

x

Jobs Viewer

x

x

x

x

x

x

Logs

Package Item

PublishQueue statistics

Raw Search

Rebuild Key Behavior Cache

x

x

x

x

x

x

Security Tools

Sql Shell

Support Package

User Info

 

Why Compatibility?

While working on a project with Sitecore 8.1 – update-3 which went live just few weeks back before Sitecore 8.2 was released, we do not have option to upgrade the project with Sitecore 8.2 immediately. We also wanted to take advantage of the newly released Sitecore Admin pages and thought why can’t we have it for Sitecore 8.1?

 

Dumping the new admin pages into Sitecore 8.1 and adding a dll to the bin folder worked. A thought triggered to me and I went a step further and came up with the compatibility table for admin pages.

How to add Admin pages to earlier Sitecore Versions?

1)      Copy the admin pages mentioned in the compatibility table above.

2)      Copy Sitecore.ExperienceContentManagement.Administration.dll to the bin folder of Sitecore Website.

Wow! now you have new Sitecore admin pages from 8.2 till Sitecore 7.0.

Nice Reads

–          Sitecore Admin Pages Cheat Sheet – New Tools by Kamruz Jaman

–          New admin pages in Sitecore 8.2 by Ashish Bansal

–          Sitecore Admin Pages Cheat Sheet by Nikola Gotsev