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Securely monitoring your Azure Database for PostgreSQL Query Store

A few months ago, I shared best practices for alerting on metrics with Azure Database for PostgreSQL. Though I was able to cover how to monitor certain key metrics on Azure Database for PostgreSQL, I did not cover how to ... continue reading
Azure Container Registry (ACR) virtual network and firewall rules preview

Azure Container Registry (ACR) virtual network and firewall rules preview

Mini Demo: Need a private registry not exposed to the internet, but still want PaaS? Try ACR VNet & firewall rules to lock down your AKS cluster, CI/CD pipeline, or other resources like your development team.Azure Container Registry (ACR)Restrict access ... continue reading
Creating a transit VNet

Create a transit VNet using VNet peering

Azure Virtual Network (VNet) is the fundamental building block for any customer network. VNet lets you create your own private space in Azure, or as I call it your own network bubble. VNets are crucial to your cloud network as ... continue reading
App-V Auto Sequencing Part 2 - Preparing the Host and VM

App-V Auto Sequencing Part 2 – Preparing the Host and VM

First published on MSDN on Jul 09, 2018So, you're ready to start and excited to see the results. Just a few more steps before we start automated package creation.As you saw on the "shopping list" and "Step 1 - Download" ... continue reading

Helping security professionals do more, better

I’m on my way to the RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, and am looking forward to connecting with our customers and partners there. We have a lot to talk about. Last week, Ann Johnson announced two new services that ... continue reading
Introduction to Azure Integration Service Environment for Logic Apps

Introduction to Azure Integration Service Environment for Logic Apps

The Integration Service Environment (ISE) provides a dedicated Logic Apps runtime that can directly integrate with systems in a virtual network, including on-premises via an ExpressRoute.Announcing Azure Integration Service Environment for Logic Apps blog postConnect to Azure virtual networks from ... continue reading
failover cluster manager console

Configuring Storage Spaces Direct Step by Step: Part 2 Troubleshooting

Introduction This article is the second of a four part series. Configuring Core Cluster Troubleshooting Storage Clusters [this article] Configuring Storage Network Infrastructures Managing Storage Clusters How to Test S2D for Health and Performance This article provides a guideline for performing ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel - Updated

Step-By-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel – Updated

Hello Folks, Three years ago, I was working with a customer that wanted to connect their VPC on AWS to their virtual network in Azure so they could move data around and migrate some workloads. Lately I’ve been receiving some ... continue reading
Flowchart example of a hybrid network that extends an on-premises network to Azure

Best practices to consider before deploying a network virtual appliance

A network virtual appliance (NVA) is a virtual appliance primarily focused on network functions virtualization. A typical network virtual appliance involves various layers four to seven functions like firewall, WAN optimizer, application delivery controllers, routers, load balancers, IDS/IPS, proxies, SD-WAN ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Introduction If you are reading this article you probably are still using SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and want to take advantage of the extended security updates that Microsoft is offering if you move your SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into Azure ... continue reading