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Choosing between Azure VNet Peering and VNet Gateways

As customers adopt Azure and the cloud, they need fast, private, and secure connectivity across regions and Azure Virtual Networks (VNets). Based on the type of workload, customer needs vary. For example, if you want to ensure data replication across ... continue reading

Azure SQL Vulnerability Assessment – now with PowerShell support!

First published on MSDN on Aug 02, 2018 You can now manage your SQL Vulnerability Assessments at scale using the new SQL VA PowerShell cmdlets. The cmdlets can be found in the Azure Resource Manager module, AzureRM 6.6.0, within the ... 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
Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

Configure Azure Storage for SQL Database backups

First published on MSDN on Oct 17, 2017 SQL Server 2012+ and Azure SQL Managed Instance support native BACKUP commands that can backup a database to Azure Blob Storage URL. Setting-up Azure Storage account might not be so easy as ... continue reading
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Azure solutions for financial services regulatory boundaries

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the public cloud of choice for large financial services enterprises. Some of the biggest reasons Global Financial Services Institutions (GFIs) are choosing Azure to augment or replace on-premises application environments are: The high level of ... continue reading

Helping move healthcare organizations to Azure

Today’s healthcare organizations are expected to be agile, reduce costs, and direct capital toward revenue generating activities that improve patient outcomes. The cloud is a key part of the answer, but implementing a new solution on the cloud also requires ... continue reading
Azure Cost Optimisation Series - Enable Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB) Using PowerShell

Azure Cost Optimisation Series – Enable Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB) Using PowerShell

First published on TECHNET on Mar 07, 2018Hello all,My name is Neil Bird, I am a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) in the UK Cloud & Infrastructure team. I am passionate about helping customers get the most out of Microsoft Azure ... continue reading
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) - Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

#> ########################################################################################################## ############################### ## SCRIPT OPTIONS & PARAMETERS ############################### #Requires -Version 3 #Requires -Modules AzureRM # Version: 1.1 <# - 28/07/2017 * added progress bar and confirmation prompt. * added "-ProcessAllVMs" switch, without this script only processes 3 x VMs ... continue reading
How to Use Cloud Shell in Visual Studio Code

How to Use Cloud Shell in Visual Studio Code

As you may know, I am a huge fan of the Azure Cloud Shell. I use it often directly in the Azure Portal, on Microsoft Docs, in the Azure Mobile App or on shell.azure.com. A lot of times I am ... continue reading
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Virtual machine scale set insights from Azure Monitor

In October 2018 we announced the public preview of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines (VMs). At that time, we included support for monitoring your virtual machine scale sets from the at scale view under Azure Monitor. Today we are announcing ... continue reading