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Raising the minimum bar with Azure Automanage

Raising the minimum bar with Azure Automanage

Hello Folks, I’ve always believed that one of the true roles of IT in any organizations is to help the business units achieve their goals while maintaining adequate control over company resources. This is not an all-encompassing rule. It’s just ... continue reading
AI-powered interactive assistant in the Azure CLI

AI-powered interactive assistant in the Azure CLI

As you know, the Azure CLI already AI-build in with the az find command, and you might have seen the great feature like AI-powered PowerShell module called Az Predictor Module (Azure PowerShell Predictions), which does what the name says, predict ... continue reading
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HOW-TO: Deploy AKS with POD Managed Identity and CSI using Terraform and Azure Pipeline

Today as we develop and run application in AKS, we do not want credentials like database connection strings, keys, or secrets and certificates exposed to the outside world where an attacker could take advantage of those secrets for malicious purposes ... continue reading
What's the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account?

What's the difference between a personal Microsoft account and a work or school account?

Microsoft provides three main Identity services - Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts. In this article, we'll explore the differences between Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Accounts. Interested in the difference between Active Directory and Azure Active Directory? ... continue reading
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Azure LoLBins: Protecting against the dual use of virtual machine extensions

Azure Defender for Resource Manager offers unique protection by automatically monitoring the resource management operations in your organization, whether they’re performed through the Azure portal, Azure REST APIs, Azure CLI, or other Azure programmatic clients. In this blog, we will ... continue reading

Lightning Fast and Easy Provisioning of Git with SSH Key Authentication on Windows

Maybe you have a team of Windows developers that are onboarding for your new Git server installation or maybe you’ve decided to drop http password authentication to your existing Git server (due to it’s many problems). Your next steps may ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading
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How to backup and restore Azure file shares

Recently Azure Backup announced support for Azure file share as a workload, in public preview. Sonia took it for a spin! But first ... a word about Public Preview A public preview feature or service is available as a beta ... continue reading
OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

Have you heard people say 'containers or Kubernetes is not for databases'? Let me show you how that is definitely not the case in 2021. Kubernetes provides an abstraction layer over any infrastructure and an orchestration engine that powers Arc ... continue reading
Here is the step by step process to configure Confluent Cloud resources from Azure portal. 

Introducing seamless integration between Microsoft Azure and Confluent Cloud

Real-time streaming is a business imperative for digital transformation Customers are undergoing rapid transformations to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world with cloud design patterns and event streaming playing critical roles in their success. They depend on real-time event ... continue reading