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Getting started with Azure Bicep

Getting started with Azure Bicep

As technology has evolved, so have the tools we can use to build (or rebuild!) standard, repeatable system configurations. I remember building my first Windows-based computer systems using an "answer file" to populate and bypass the "out of the box" ... continue reading

5 reasons to attend the Azure Virtual Desktop Master Class

There’s still time to register for the Azure Virtual Desktop Master Class on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time. Join us to expand your cloud desktop virtualization skillset and learn how to deliver secure ... continue reading
Total Economic Impact of implementing Zero Trust with Microsoft shows 92 percent R O I and $11.6 million N P V.

Microsoft Zero Trust solutions deliver 92 percent return on investment, says new Forrester study

In the last two years, we’ve seen a staggering increase in the adoption of cloud-based services, remote work solutions, bring your own device (BYOD), and IoT devices as organizations digitally transform themselves to enable a hybrid workforce.1 Zero Trust has ... continue reading
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Azure Update Management (Log Analytics Agents & Automation Accounts)

Azure Log Analytics and Automation Account (Update Management) Introduction Many of our customers would like to start patching servers as soon as possible using a single Update Management Solution deployed on a single Log Analytics Workspace. To achieve this goal ... continue reading
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Updates to Azure Files: NFS v4.1, higher performance limits, and reserved instance pricing

Azure Files offers fully managed, simple, secure, and serverless enterprise-grade cloud file shares. On the Azure Files team, our mission is to expand Azure Files to more platforms and workloads. We recently took a huge step in workload expansion by ... continue reading
Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions

Recently, I did a live streaming session for the New York City Microsoft Reactor in which I took concepts from the Quickstart: Deploy Bicep files by using GitHub Actions doc and put them into action. In this session I create ... continue reading
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Simple and Central Azure Virtual Network Management Using the New Azure Virtual Network Manager

If you’re in charge of creating or maintaining the infrastructure or security of a large and complex Azure network environment, comprised of many virtual networks (VNets), Network Security Groups (NSGs), and virtual machines (VMs) spread across several Azure regions and ... continue reading
Cloud Shell Quick Tip: Service Tag Network Security Group Rule

Cloud Shell Quick Tip: Service Tag Network Security Group Rule

Need to ssh into an Azure Virtual Machine but don't have much more than a browser? Don't worry, Azure has already thought about that. With people working remotely or on the go, it's nice to know there are quick alternatives ... continue reading
Bastion 101 - Connections with Confidence

Bastion 101 – Connections with Confidence

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time working with Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) debugging some ways to deploy applications. Sometimes when troubleshooting a problem, it helps to have administrative access directly to the server. Finding solutions to avoid ... continue reading
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How to investigate service provider trust chains in the cloud

In a recent Microsoft blog post, we documented technical guidance for organizations to protect themselves from the latest NOBELIUM activity that was found to target technology service providers, which are privileged in their downstream customer tenants, as a method to ... continue reading