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How to Setup Nested Virtualization for Azure VM/VHD

Lots of documents and blogs out there about setting up nested virtualization using an Azure Virtual Machine(VM), most of them confusing others do not setup nested virtualization correctly for Azure VMs. This article is meant to simplify the process and ... continue reading
Determining the public IP address of your CloudShell session

Determining the public IP address of your CloudShell session

CloudShell is a great tool for performing command line work against resources in Azure. One of the challenges around using CloudShell to remotely SSH or use PowerShell Remoting into IaaS VM resources, especially when you have a locked down configuration ... continue reading
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Integrate Microsoft cloud services with your Azure SQL Database managed instance

When you migrate your SQL Server data estate to Azure SQL Database managed instance, what you get is not just a good old SQL Server, secured and enriched with the newest features, and without a burden of managing backups, patching, ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

Step-By-Step: Building a Hyper-V Lab in Azure with Windows Server 2019

I was recently challenged with having to create technical demos for a Microsoft Ignite the tour session called “Migrating to Windows Server 2019” (watch the recording here - awesome session). The demos for this talk centered around taking a bunch ... continue reading

FedRAMP Moderate Blueprints helps automate US federal agency compliance

We’ve just released our newest Azure Blueprints for the important US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification at the moderate level. FedRAMP is a key certification because cloud providers seeking to sell services to US federal government agencies ... continue reading
Use PowerShell to Identify Unassociated Azure Resources

Use PowerShell to Identify Unassociated Azure Resources

Summary: Save costs by Identifying Unassociated Resources left behind after deletions in Azure Q: Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I quickly identify un-associated resources in my Azure subscription? A: Hi SH! At least you know that’s a question to ask! ... continue reading
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Customize networking for DR drills: Azure Site Recovery

One of the most important features of a disaster recovery tool is failover readiness. Administrators ensure this by watching out for health signals from the product. Some also choose to set up their own monitoring solutions to track readiness. End ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure Architecture – Designing for security

This blog post was contributed to by Chin Lai The, Technical Specialist, SAP on Azure. This is the first in a four-part blog series on designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture, and will focus on designing for security. Great ... continue reading
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Check out what’s new in June 2019 version of Azure SQL Database managed instance

In June 2019 Azure SQL Database offered a major refreshed release of Azure SQL Database managed instance (SQL MI), adding a rich set of innovations, complementing the Generally Available version of this product. These enhancements result in SQL MI becoming ... continue reading
How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

How to configure network for Azure SQL Managed Instance

First published on MSDN on Mar 14, 2018 Azure SQL Managed Instance is fully managed SQL Server instance hosted in Azure cloud and placed in your Azure Virtual Network. In this post, I will explain how you can prepare network ... continue reading