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One Ops Question: I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started?

One Ops Question: I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started?

Our friend Jay Gordon (@jaydestro) joins us this week to answer the “On Ops Question.” I’m a system administrator, and DevOps seems scary, how do I get started? In his words... “You’ve been manually deploying from that bash script for ... continue reading
Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Hello folks, We’ve been in Orlando all week at Microsoft Ignite Orlando, and it has been a busy week. Today, I meet with a sysadmin who wanted to know the best option to query multiple Azure Log Analytics workspace. Here ... continue reading
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What are the Differences Between Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Services?

I met with some customers last week, and we had a great conversation about Active Directory and the differences between all the flavours available to them when adopting a hybrid posture. More specifically, what are the difference between: Azure Active ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

At this point I’m sure you’re heard about Azure File Sync. If you have not, Azure File Sync (AFS) is a service that centralizes your file shares in Azure Files, while keeping the flexibility, performance, and compatibility of an on-premises ... continue reading
Connecting Azure Shell in the new Windows Terminal (Preview)

Connecting Azure Shell in the new Windows Terminal (Preview)

Lately, I’ve been a real fan of 2 ways of managing my Azure resources: number one, the new Window Terminal (Preview) and number 2, the Azure Cloud Shell. Now there is a way to combine the two. Last weekend (August ... continue reading
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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What are the differences between Azure Firewall, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Load Balancer, NSG, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Front Door? Here's a high-level consolidation of what they each do. The Azure Application Gateway (AAG) is a web traffic manager ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Enabling Custom Role Based Access Control in Azure

Step-By-Step: Enabling Custom Role Based Access Control in Azure

Hello Folks, During the preparation of the Ignite The Tour conference, @Neil Peterson and I along with the whole Cloud Ops Advocate team, were looking at issues that IT/Ops professionals are facing when looking at hybrid environments and migrating workloads ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel - Updated

Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel – Updated

Hello Folks, Three years ago, I was working with a customer that wanted to connect their VPC on AWS to their virtual network in Azure so they could move data around and migrate some workloads. Lately I’ve been receiving some ... continue reading
My top 5 Features in Windows Server 2019

My top 5 Features in Windows Server 2019

Hello folks, I’m currently on Microsoft Ignite – The Tour in Sao Paulo Brazil and I just delivered a theater session about my top 5 features for Windows Server 2019. Well this was hard for me to nail it down ... continue reading
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Hybrid from the top down.

Last week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando Florida, I witnessed Jeff Woolsey ask a room full of IT / Ops professionals to raise their hands if their cloud strategy was an hybrid cloud strategy (you can see the session here) ... continue reading