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Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
Understanding Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine sizes

Understanding Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine sizes

Having an on-premises infrastructure background, I’m used to scoping hardware by defining the specifications (CPU, memory etc) we’ll need to run the applications and expected concurrent users and allowing for some growth. Then we’d often buy a box that would ... continue reading
Customize Windows Sandbox

Customize Windows Sandbox

In this blog post, I will show you how you can set up, configure and customize Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 using advanced Windows Sandbox config files. Windows Sandbox is based on Hyper-V technology and allows you to spin up ... continue reading
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Surface expands its Secured-core portfolio with the new Surface Laptop 4 powered by AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors

As operating systems are becoming more secure and resistant to compromise, advanced vectors like firmware, kernel and hardware direct memory access (DMA) have emerged as new favored targets for threat actors. Recent trends indicate a substantial growth in the number ... continue reading
MPI Performance Improvements HBv3 (EPYC 7003-series) versus HBv2 (EPYC 7002-series

More performance and choice with new Azure HBv3 virtual machines for HPC

HPC-optimized virtual machines featuring AMD EPYC 7003-series processors Today Azure advances the velocity at which we bring the latest technologies to our HPC customers and the compute performance we put at their fingertips. We are excited to announce Azure HBv3-series ... continue reading
Availability Zone

Understanding Availability Sets and Availability Zones

When learning something new there are a lot of phrases, terms and theory to learn and when learning Azure the same is true. One of the things you should be aware of within Azure is the difference and use cases ... continue reading
GigaOM Cost and Benefits of >NET Application Migration to the Cloud

5 ways to save costs by running .NET apps on Azure

Digital transformation is accelerating at an incredible rate for consumers and employees alike, and the way we live and work has drastically changed. As a result, digital demand is surging, often past the capacity of existing infrastructure due to online ... continue reading
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MEM – Endpoint Analytics Setup Operation and Troubleshooting

Hi IT Pros, Microsoft has just released Endpoint Manager – Endpoint Analytics. It is a cool feature, addressing service desk long time need to monitor and identify the devices which have delay sign-in time and performance issue even before Users ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
AppGuard Policies

Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office

  Introduction   This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will focus on a future release of Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office available in limited preview for Windows 10 20H2. Windows 10 20H2 is now available for commercial customers to ... continue reading