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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading

Configure Ansible to use a Managed Identity with Azure Dynamic Inventory

Hello again, Chris Wallen here and in this post, I’m going to show you how to configure the Ansible Azure Dynamic Inventory plugin to use a managed identity. If you’re not familiar with managed identities, see this overview of managed ... continue reading

Learning from cryptocurrency mining attack scripts on Linux

Cryptocurrency mining attacks continue to represent a threat to many of our Azure Linux customers. In the past, we've talked about how some attackers use brute force techniques to guess account names and passwords and use those to gain access ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II - Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II – Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part I - Bash and tools for Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part I – Bash and tools for Cloud Shell

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading
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Azure. Source–Volume 89

Dear Azure fans, Azure.Source is going on hiatus. Thank you for reading each week and be sure to follow @Azure for updates and new ways to learn more. Now available Announcing the general availability of Azure premium files We are ... continue reading
Diagram of the journey to SAP on Azure

Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 2

This is the second blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices in migrating SAP to Azure. Journey to SAP S/4HANA from SAP Business Suite A common scenario where SAP customers can experience the speed and agility of ... continue reading
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Best practices in migrating SAP applications to Azure – part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part blog post series on best practices for migrating SAP to Azure. Designing a great SAP on Azure architecture In this blog post we will touch upon the principles outlined in “Pillars of ... continue reading
SAP HANA infrastructure automation with Terraform and Ansible

SAP HANA infrastructure automation with Terraform and Ansible

Page Bowers and Donovan Brown discuss how SAP customers are moving to Azure to take advantage of SAP-certified HANA virtual machines such as Azure M-series. Learn how you can use Terraform and Ansible to speed up SAP HANA deployments on ... continue reading