How to Use Your Company or Organization’s Microsoft Azure Credit

There are lots of companies are Microsoft Visual Studio MSDN Subscribers in this world. They paid thousands dollars every year to Microsoft for holding the MSDN Subscriptions for using multiple Microsoft software year by year. But some of those subscribers do not know how to take advantage of the MSDN subscription’s benefits, or some of them do know know the benefits at all.

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How to Change Microsoft Azure Notification Hub Price Tier

In current edition of Microsoft Azure cloud platform, when we create an Azure Notification Hub, we do not know whether we are going to be charged or not if we use the notification hub later. Because there is no an option or menu to show the price tire information to us in current Microsoft Azure Portal.

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Share Files Between Ubuntu VM on Hyper-V and Windows 8

I need to share files between Ubuntu VM and other Windows VMs on Hyper-V actually. But, the first solution which I could get it work was Sharing files between Ubuntu VM on Hyper-V and local Windows 8, then I copied files between local Windows 8 and other VMs on Hyper-V. However, I think the sharing ways should work between any Hyper-V VMs because I just used network sharing:

1: Create a shared folder on your local Windows 8, it is up to you what sharing level you want, but for me, I just simply shared to “everybody”;

2: Go to Hyper-V Ubuntu VM, Select Files icon:

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Upgrade Microsoft Azure Subscription from Trial to Pay as You Go

Everybody can use Microsoft Azure for free 3 months (old policy) or $220 to spend on all Azure services (new policy).

However, the free is free, you will realize the free money is gone fast. so you will have to upgrade your Azure subscription. If you do not have a MSDN subscription, what you can choose is mostly Pay As You Go.

Here is an example of upgrading account from free to Pay As You Go:

1: On Azure.com home page, select My Account or Portal, For example we select PORTAL

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Compact Hyper-V Hard Disk VHDX File in Windows 8

Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 support Hyper-V 3+, but Hyper-V 3+ changed something such as compact virtual hard disk file no more work if you do not do extra steps: attach virtual hard disk file and detach again.

The following are steps in Windows 8.

1: Try to find Disk Management in Windows 8 and run it:

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Google Drive Is Going To Release Google Apps Domains

For the business which is using Google Drive a good news today announced by Google:

Google Drive comes to Scheduled Release Google Apps domains

If you work in a Scheduled Release Google Apps domain and have been itching to try Google Drive, you’re in luck! Starting today, we’ll begin rolling out Google Drive to Scheduled Release domains. When your domain has access, you can sign up at drive.google.com/start.
Note: This rollout will take place over the next few days. If you don’t have immediate access, try again at a later time.

Check here for official message.