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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
Introducing Azure AD custom security attributes

Introducing Azure AD custom security attributes

This public preview of Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) custom security attributes and user attributes in ABAC (Attribute Based Access Control) conditions builds on the previous public preview of ABAC conditions for Azure Storage. Azure AD custom security attributes ... continue reading
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Azure Cost Management and Billing updates – November 2021

Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints, and you need to know what you're spending, where, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when it comes to ... continue reading
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Adopting a Zero Trust approach throughout the lifecycle of data

Instead of believing everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an uncontrolled network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero ... continue reading
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Azure Policy Guest Configuration – Using Tags for Configuration of Features

The preview for being able to audit and correct settings inside of a virtual machine using Azure Policy Guest Configuration is available now, this post explores deploying settings into the virtual machine. Recently on a POC with a customer we ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 4/4

Index Part 1 : Focus on Desired State Configuration in PowerShell Part 2 : Focus on Deploying with DevOps Pipeline Part 3 : Focus on Azure Automation Account Part 4 : Focus on DSC in Automation Account Scenario Until now ... continue reading
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Azure & Desired State Configuration Part 1/4

Scenario I recently had a customer that requested some demo's on how they could use Azure Automation, Azure Devops and PowerShell Desired State Configuration to Automate their deployments and increase the quality of deployments. In this 4 Part Series I ... continue reading
Introduction to Azure AD B2C for IT Pros

Introduction to Azure AD B2C for IT Pros

Though Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory is the underlying identity platform for Azure resources and Microsoft 365 applications, there are two other identity capabilities with specific functions – Azure AD B2B and Azure AD B2C. Azure AD B2B lets you allow ... continue reading
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Advancing Azure Virtual Machine availability transparency

“Throughout our Advancing Reliability blog series we’ve explained various techniques used by the Azure platform to prevent technical issues from impacting customers’ virtual machines (VMs) or other resources—like host resiliency with Project Tardigrade, cautious safe deployment practices taking advantage of ... continue reading
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How-To: Automated Company-Wide IP Blocking via Azure Firewall and Azure Functions

Summary One of the top 10 Azure consuming companies has multiple country government-mandated requirements to block egress to and ingress from IP addresses and IP address ranges on a dynamic embargoed/sanctioned IP list. In other words, various country governments across ... continue reading