Using VirtualBox to use a BootCamp Windows 8.1 Partition on Mac OS X Yosemite

June 27th, 2015

I’ve been trying to get to the point where I can use my bootcamp partition from within Mac OS X Yosemite, (like you can do with VMWare Fusion or Parallels 10).

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Finally…worked out dependencies for HP OO 10 Studio Install.

June 2nd, 2015

We use HP Operations Orchestrator to do a lot of the automation workload in my job. I’ve been trying to do a clean install on top of Windows for a while. I’ve tried different OSes (7, 8, 8.1, 10), different versions of software installs etc…

But now I’ve managed to work it out. (and also got an automated install script that can be run to put the dependencies on!)

It uses the project boxstarter to do the grunt work. Its been tested Windows 7 and Windows 2012 R2.
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Setting up (pt 1).

May 14th, 2015

This article is the beginning of a series which is an attempt to describe how to setup a simple webapi service on the internet using Azure as the host.

We’ll do some normal hosting setup, grab an Azure App Service container , do some coding in Visual Studio and then upload to Azure and run it.

So whats first?

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Experiments with C# on a Mac.

May 7th, 2015

Noticing a pattern here….?

So task for tonight was to try and run a simple C# app on the Mac and since Microsoft Build ’15, they’ve announced a number of things to help people with any OS use MS tools.
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Adventures in Azure

May 5th, 2015

….this is just to show I’m not biased 😉

Here’s the equivalent process I dug out to launch a windows server VM on Azure using a command line on a Mac.

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Adventures in scripting AWS

May 2nd, 2015

Not entirely sure why I’ve started looking into AWS (altho it might be slightly related to work).

So what am I trying to achieve. I want to launch an EC2 virtual machine from my command line on my Mac OS X Yosemite box.
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