How to: Quickly move or delete all resources in an Azure Resource Group

So picture the scenario… You’re working in your Microsoft Azure subscription and you have a Resource Group that you want to delete but it still contains a number of resources. You log in to the Azure portal and find that you can only delete the Resource Group once all the resources within that group have been moved or deleted.

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When you have a large number of resources, this can be time consuming and monotonous.

There are a couple of easy ways you can speed up this process by using the following tools:

  • Azure PowerShell Module
  • Azure Resource Explorer

This article shows you how to use the above methods to quickly delete your Resource Groups and all associated resources.

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Kevin is a passionate and driven IT consultant with over a decade of experience in designing and implementing data centre infrastructure… he also has a passion for the coast, and loves kitesurfing!

Start your Azure experience with Azure Resource Manager

I’m currently designing an Azure environment for a client and was wondering why Microsoft have provided two different management portals. While both contain a large amount of common functionality, each do so in a different manner and some functionality is only available through one or the other.

Following a meeting with Microsoft Professional Services earlier this month (May 2015), I found out why.

Azure Service Management (ASM)

Microsoft Azure started off life with the (1st Generation) Azure Management Site:
https://manage.windowsazure.com/

This site uses the original Rest API, and provides all 1st Generation functionality for managing Windows Azure resources.

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Kevin is a passionate and driven IT consultant with over a decade of experience in designing and implementing data centre infrastructure… he also has a passion for the coast, and loves kitesurfing!