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Using PowerShell to import and export Azure Blueprints

I’ve previously written an overview of what Azure Blueprints are and why you’d use them, so if you are unfamiliar with them, check out Getting started with Azure Blueprints.  As the Azure Blueprints service is still in Preview, you won’t find a full-featured set of supporting PowerShell commands just yet. However there is one handy […]

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Development, source control, and CI/CD for Azure Stream Analytics jobs

Do you know how to develop and source control your Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics (ASA) jobs? Do you know how to setup automated processes to build, test, and deploy these jobs to multiple environments? Stream Analytics Visual Studio tools together with Azure Pipelines provides an integrated environment that helps you accomplish all these scenarios. This

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Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces Prerequisite Roles and Features

Each cluster member server requires a set of Windows Roles and Features to be installed and configured. Info These prerequisites must be installed on every cluster node. Open a PowerShell window and run the following commands on all nodes.  At the end of this procedure, each node will require a reboot. It is not required

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Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group (NSG) When you are implementing your Microsoft Azure Design like a HUB-Spoke model you have to deal with security of your Azure environment (Virtual Datacenter). One of them are Network Security Groups to protect your Virtual networks and make communication between Azure subnets possible in a Secure Azure Virtual Datacenter.

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Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB) for SQL Server allows you to use on-premises licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. If you have Software Assurance, you can use AHB when deploying a new SQL VM or activate SQL Server AHB for an existing SQL VM with a pay as you go (PAYG) license. Bring

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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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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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