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Azure Cosmos DB and multi-tenant systems

In this blog post, we will discuss how to build a multi-tenant system on Azure Cosmos DB. Azure Cosmos DB itself is a multi-tenant PaaS offering on Microsoft Azure. Building a multi-tenant system on another multi-tenant system can be challenging, but Azure provides us all the tools to make our task easy. An example of […]

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How to develop secure applications using Azure Cosmos DB

Before we begin to discuss how to develop secure applications using Azure Cosmos DB, we should also highlight some of the different layers of security that Azure Cosmos DB offers. The following image illustrates these various layers of security: Azure Cosmos DB is a ring zero Azure service, this means it will be available in

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Security baseline (FINAL) for Windows 10 v1809 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is pleased to announce the final release of the security configuration baseline settings for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (a.k.a., version 1809, “Redstone 5” or “RS5”), and for Windows Server 2019. Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit (click Download and select Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019 Security Baseline.zip).

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Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 2 of 4 Lift and Shift

This blogpost about Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 2 of 4 “Lift and Shift” is part of a Datacenter transition to Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud. It’s talking about Azure Architecture, Security, Assessment, Azure Policy, and implementation of the design. Here you find the first blogposts : Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model It’s important for

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Step-By-Step: Manually Removing A Domain Controller Server

Use of DCPROMO is still the proper way to remove a DC server in an Active Directory infrastructure. Certain situations, such as server crash or failure of the DCPROMO option, require manual removal of the DC from the system by cleaning up the server’s metadata. The following detailed steps will help you accomplish this: Removing

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Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert when a Windows Service Starts or Stops on Windows Server 2016

Introduction In my last post. Step-by-Step: How to Trigger an Email Alert from a Windows Event that Includes the Event Details using Windows Server 2016, I showed you how to send an email alert based upon specific Windows EventIDs being logged in a Windows Event Log. While that works great for most events it is not

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Azure Policy and BluePrints Overview

Microsoft Azure Policy Why is Azure Policy and Blueprints important ? When you made your Enterprise Architecture Design like my last blogpost : Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design Part 1 of 4 You want to keep in control of your Business policy’s and keep your Azure Virtual Datacenter consistent as by design. Azure

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Step-by-Step: Trigger Email Alerts from Windows Event with Event Details on Windows Server 2016

Introduction Setting up an email alert is as simple as creating a Windows Task that is triggered by an Event. You then must specify the action that will occur when that Task is triggered. Since Microsoft has decided to deprecate the “Send an e-mail” option the only choice we have is to Start a Program.

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Tips & Tricks for Azure File Shares

As with any technology, when you first get started there are sometimes some bumps to getting the setup or installation correct. Those DOH moment. No matter how many times you read the administrators installation guide there may be some items that are missing that wasn’t included in the documentation or a particular scenario not thought

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Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke model by Enterprise Design 1 of 4 Azure Cloud

Azure Hub-Spoke Architecture Microsoft Azure Hub-Spoke Architecture This Enterprise reference architecture shows how to implement a hub-spoke topology in Azure. The hub is a virtual network (VNet) in Azure that acts as a central point of connectivity to your on-premises network. The spokes are VNets that peer with the hub, and can be used to

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