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Managing security with Azure Lighthouse and Azure Arc

I've previously blogged about Azure Lighthouse, for managing multiple difference Azure tenancies. This capability is useful for both Managed Service Providers, with support arrangements for multiple customers, and for large or complex Enterprise organizations (for example, if there are sub-brands ... continue reading

What’s the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy?

To understand the difference between Group Policy and Azure Policy, we need to start with the architecture differences regarding how devices are seen in a Windows Server domain versus in Microsoft Azure. Traditional Group Policy architecture is based on Users ... continue reading
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How to build globally distributed applications with Azure Cosmos DB and Pulumi

This post was co-authored by Mikhail Shilkov, Software Engineer, Pulumi. Pulumi is reinventing how people build modern cloud applications, with a unique platform that combines deep systems and infrastructure innovation with elegant programming models and developer tools. We live in ... continue reading
Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Querying multiple Log analytics workspace at once.

Hello folks, We’ve been in Orlando all week at Microsoft Ignite Orlando, and it has been a busy week. Today, I meet with a sysadmin who wanted to know the best option to query multiple Azure Log Analytics workspace. Here ... continue reading
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How to use Azure to manage virtual machines on Azure Stack

You cannot only take advantage of Azure IaaS features on Azure Stack during the migration of your workloads, but you can also get some benefits if are running virtual machines on Azure Stack IaaS. If you are running virtual machines ... continue reading

How to migrate Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack

For the third post of the Azure Stack Migration series, we are having a look at how you migrate your Active Directory Domain Controllers to Microsoft Azure Stack. If you have worked with Active Directory before, you know there are ... continue reading
How to migrate to Azure Stack - Intro and File Server Migration

How to migrate to Azure Stack – Intro and File Server Migration

In the past weeks, I was working together with Tiberiu Radu from the Azure Stack Product Group, on a series of videos to show how you can migrate workloads to Microsoft Azure Stack. We wanted to show the different ways ... continue reading
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Best practices for adding layered security to Azure security with Check Point’s CloudGuard IaaS

The cloud is changing the way we build and deploy applications. Most enterprises will benefit from the cloud’s many advantages through hybrid, multi, or standalone cloud architectures. A recent report showed that 42 percent of companies have a multi-cloud deployment ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading
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MSDTC Best Practices with an Availability Group

In this article we are going to look at some guidelines and MSDTC best practices with an Availability Group. Please note that some of these recommendations change if you are deploying a Failover Cluster Instance. If you are using the ... continue reading