Azure: Deployment never ends / Internal Server Error

When a deployment never ends, you may start looking for answers. Burred deep in deployment you may come across one of the most helpful errors to date:

To find this error, In Azure portal, go to Resource groups > {ResourceGroupName}…

Azure: previous deployment from ‘MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss’ is still active

Another helpful Azure error message:

I have a master template with linked templates. The whole child template (linkedTemplate-VM), which deploys the actual VM, is iterated X number of times, using CopyIndex(), instantiated in the master template. (Where X is…

Exchange 2013: Installing Exchange Management Console (silently)

Further reading and source: http://exchangeserverpro.com/exchange-server-2013-management-tools/. This will give you PowerShell cmdlets, locally, as the GUI is web-based in 2013. From a PS or command prompt, navigate to the location of the latest Exchange CU binaries and run:

My CU10 binaries…