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Set up Azure Shell locally – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading
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Setup Azure Shell locally of on a local network – part 2

Hello Folks, In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally. It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without being subject to the limitations ... continue reading
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How to setup and run Azure Cloud Shell locally

Hello folks, Lately I’ve been building and tearing down complete environments in Azure to test and record demos. To do that I’ve been using a combination of PowerShell scripts, ARM templates and AzureCLI scripts in the Azure Cloud Shell. Some ... continue reading
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How to manage existing Azure Resource Groups using Terraform

Introduction Many Ops teams are looking at adopting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) but are encountering the dilemma of not being able to start from a green field perspective. In most cases organizations have existing resources deployed into Azure, and IaC ... continue reading
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Run Azure Cloud Shell in Windows Admin Center

If you are managing a Hybrid Cloud environment, you can now get a new Azure Cloud Shell extension in Windows Admin Center. Azure Cloud Shell is an interactive, authenticated, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources. It provides the flexibility of ... continue reading
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Az Update: Azure Cloud Shell enhancements, Azure DB security enhancements and more

Lots of news surrounding Azure security and hybrid offerings this week. Here are a couple of the news items we are covering this week: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Data encryption enhancements announced, New Microsoft Learn Modules for Azure and Windows Server IT Pros, Exchange ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover on SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications.  As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of node degradation or fault detection, or during our regular monthly software ... continue reading
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User initiated manual failover of SQL Managed Instance

High availability is a fundamental part of SQL Managed Instance (MI) platform that works transparently for your database applications. As such, failovers from primary to secondary nodes in case of a fault or node degradation, or during our regular monthly ... continue reading
Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Creating a traditional Windows Server Failover Cluster in Azure

Hello Folks, As we announced last month (Announcing the general availability of Azure shared disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements) Azure shared disks are now generally available. Shared disks, is the only shared block storage in the cloud that ... continue reading
Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Deploy a Windows Server container on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

The Windows Container team announced an update to the Container extension for Windows Admin Center with a couple of new features like pushing Container images to an Azure Container Registry. In this blog post, I want to provide you with ... continue reading