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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
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with hotpatching support

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with hotpatching support

There was some new Windows Server goodness announced at Microsoft Ignite by Bernardo Caldas, VP of Program Management from the Azure Edge and Platform team. In the Featured Session “Latest Azure Innovation for Windows Server and SQL Server” – he ... continue reading
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with Hot Patching support

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter: Azure Edition with Hot Patching support

There was some new Windows Server goodness announced at Microsoft Ignite by Bernardo Caldas, VP of Program Management from the Azure Edge and Platform team. In the Featured Session “Latest Azure Innovation for Windows Server and SQL Server” – he ... continue reading

Managing Azure from your phone with the Azure mobile app

Ilse Terrazas Ortega joins Scott Hanselman to show you how to take advantage of the Azure mobile app to monitor and manage your Azure environment. From Azure alerts to Cloud Shell, this powerful tool will help you take control of ... continue reading
Azure Arc Enabled Server Key Vault Extension

Manage Certificates on your Hybrid Servers using Azure Arc Key Vault Extension

Managing certificates is an important scenario when it comes to server management. You want to make sure you can roll out certificates to your servers and manage these from a central place. In a pure on-premises environment, we have done ... continue reading

Securing a Windows Server VM in Azure

If you've built and managed Windows Servers in an on-premises environment, you may have a set of configuration steps as well as regular process and monitoring alerts, to ensure that server is as secure as possible. But if you run ... continue reading
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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