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Using Managed Identities in Azure Automation Accounts (preview)

Using Managed Identities in Azure Automation Accounts (preview)

Whether it's to repeat common tasks or to automatically respond to a trigger, IT Pros look to automation to help streamline their work and improve their response times. In Azure, runbooks stored in Azure Automation accounts need to use credentials ... continue reading
Enterprise-scale foundation architecture

Leverage enterprise-scale reference implementations for your cloud adoption

This post was co-authored by Sarah Lean, Senior Content Engineer, Azure In the last couple of blog posts, we followed Tailwind Traders1 on their cloud journey and how the IT team is looking to adopt Azure as part of their ... continue reading
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
Enterprise-Scale with hub and spoke architecture

Scale cloud adoption with modular designs for enterprise-scale landing zones

This post was co-authored by Sarah Lean, Senior Content Engineer, Azure Tailwind Traders1 is a retail company that is looking to adopt Azure as part of its IT strategy. The IT team is familiar with deploying infrastructure on-premises and is ... continue reading

Learn about the latest innovations: Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture

At Microsoft Ignite, I presented the “Inside Azure Datacenter Architecture” session to give a tour of the latest innovations around how Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. I start ... continue reading

Accelerate your cloud adoption with the start small and expand landing zone

This post was co-authored by Thomas Maurer, Senior Cloud Avocate, Azure Tailwind Traders1 is a retail company that is looking to adopt Azure as part of its IT strategy. The IT team is familiar with deploying infrastructure on-premises and are ... continue reading
Accelerate your move to the cloud with new capabilities in Azure AD Domain Services

Accelerate your move to the cloud with new capabilities in Azure AD Domain Services

Howdy folks!  New capabilities in Azure Active Directory Domain Services will make it easier for you to move your legacy, on-premises apps to the cloud. The additional capabilities in our managed domain services solution include geo redundancy, faster sync, and ... 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
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Azure Blueprints vs Azure Resource Manager template specs

Hello folks, I’ve had a few conversations lately with IT pros and operations folks that made me think that there may be a disconnect or some confusion about the role of Azure blueprints and ARM templates specs. There were comments ... continue reading
Top 5 things to get the most out of Microsoft Ignite

Top 5 things to get the most out of Microsoft Ignite

We’re one day away from the kick off of Microsoft Ignite digital experience taking place March 2nd-4th starting at 8am PST. I thought it would be a good idea to share some special insights on how to get the most ... continue reading