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What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

What is the difference between Azure Application Gateway, Load Balancer, Front Door and Firewall?

**** Added the NSG section as per comments **** Hello folks, Last week at a conference in Toronto, an attendee came to the Microsoft booth and asked something that has been asked many times in the past. So, I decided ... continue reading
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Migrating big data workloads to Azure HDInsight

Migrating big data workloads to the cloud remains a key priority for our customers and Azure HDInsight is committed to making that journey simple and cost effective. HDInsight partners with Unravel whose mission is to reduce the complexity of delivering ... continue reading
ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

ICYMI – All the cool new ways Azure AD is helping you secure and manage access to your apps

Hey folks, We often hear from our customers that in an effort to keep up with a demand for increased productivity and IT modernization, more and more organizations are faced with an avalanche of applications to manage for their users ... continue reading
Grafana dashboard using Azure Monitor as a data source to display metrics for Contoso dev environment.

Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and ... continue reading
Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Support for more apps with Azure AD Application Proxy

Howdy folks, Today, I have the privilege to tell you about the public preview of two new features for Azure AD Application Proxy that make it even easier to provide secure remote access to on-premises applications: Support for SAML single ... continue reading

Solving the TLS 1.0 problem

The use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for data in transit is a common way to help ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted between devices, such as a web server and a computer. However, in recent years ... continue reading
Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

Windows Server 101: Hardening IIS via Security Control Configuration

IIS, the web server that’s available as a role in Windows Server, is also one of the most used web server platforms on the internet. Hardening IIS involves applying a certain configuration steps above and beyond the default settings. The ... continue reading
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Best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for MariaDB monitoring

On December 4, 2018 Microsoft’s Azure Database for open sources announced the general availability of MariaDB. This blog intends to share some guidance and best practices for alerting on the most commonly monitored metrics for MariaDB. Whether you are a ... continue reading
Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Thank you for all the feedback on the improvements to application approvals and faster software installation in Configuration Manager 1806. We have added several new improvements in Configuration Manager current branch 1810. Machine-based pre-approved requests Beginning with the Configuration Manager ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V ... continue reading
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