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How to transfer files to your Azure VM with no public open RDP port

How to transfer files to your Azure VM with no public open RDP port

Microsoft released Azure Bastion as a way to connect with a remote session into a virtual machine (VM) on Microsoft Azure, without needing to have the VM’s RDP port available on the internet. Now you can keep port 3389 closed ... continue reading
Azure AD and Azure Identities and Roles Overview Dashboard

Azure Identities and Roles Governance dashboard at your fingertips

Hello, dear readers! My name is Hélder Pinto, I am an Azure Infra Customer Engineer based in Portugal, working mostly with customers in Western Europe, and I am back here to share with you some useful tools to help you ... continue reading
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Azure Update Management: Log Analytics Agents & Automation Accounts

Introduction Many of our customers would like to start patching servers as soon as possible using a single Update Management Solution deployed on a single Log Analytics Workspace. To achieve this goal you need to deploy the Azure Monitor Agent (newer ... continue reading
Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Recently, I did a live streaming session for the New York City Microsoft Reactor in which I took concepts from the Quickstart: Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions doc and put them into action. In this session I create ... continue reading
Cloud Shell Quick Tip: Service Tag Network Security Group Rule

Cloud Shell Quick Tip: Service Tag Network Security Group Rule

Need to ssh into an Azure Virtual Machine but don't have much more than a browser? Don't worry, Azure has already thought about that. With people working remotely or on the go, it's nice to know there are quick alternatives ... continue reading
PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

PowerShell Basics: Query Azure Role Based Access Control Assignments

A great way to learn PowerShell is to set up a scenario in the Azure portal, then try different PowerShell commands to see if you can get the same results. In this article, we'll use Azure Role Based Access control, ... continue reading
Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

When creating a new Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal, you can create and assign a static public IP address to it, but what if you need it to have more than one? In this article, we'll use PowerShell ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
The threat matrix for cloud-based Storage services. The matrix consists of the various attack techniques that pose threats to Storage resources.

Threat matrix for storage

The move to cloud is happening faster than ever before and organizations are increasing their dependency on cloud storage services. In fact, Microsoft Azure Storage services are one of the most popular services in the cloud. Companies need effective threat ... continue reading
The impact of conflicting Azure Policies

The impact of conflicting Azure Policies

Azure Policy lets you assess resources against certain criteria at different levels in your environment - from the top level management groups containing multiple subscriptions down to resource groups. So what happens if the policies at one level are different ... continue reading