Reverse DNS and Microsoft Azure

At the time of writing you can’t currently use reverse DNS with a PIP that you may have configured with your VM. Azure reverse DNS is attached to the cloud service your VM is in.
Instructions on how to install and add a subscription to Azure PowerShell can be found here. 🙂

Microsoft have recently announced that users of Microsoft Azure can finally use reverse DNS with their cloud services. This means people are now able to do a whole host of new things with their virtual machines that were difficult at best to do properly beforehand. Continue reading

Assign a Public IP (PIP) to an Azure Virtual Machine (VM)

At the time of writing PIPs are in Public Preview. As you’ll notice below, you can’t assign a PIP using the management portal but that may change when PIPs are out of preview and in general availability. Also note that at the time of writing PIPs are free and you can assign one PIP per VM and have a maximum of two PIPs per Azure subscription.

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Azure PowerShell Window

Install and configure Microsoft Azure PowerShell

Please note that the following tutorial is intended for users of Windows Vista/Server 2008 on-wards.

With Microsoft Azure you have two ways of managing your account. The first and easiest way is to use the web management portal ( and the second way is to use Azure PowerShell. In this tutorial I’ll lay out how to install Azure PowerShell and how to connect your Azure account to it (if you’re using a Microsoft Account or an Organisational Account).

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