Microsoft Azure for Amazon AWS Cloud Professionals: 5-Part Series

Over the past several months, there’s been a strong surge of interest in the community around Microsoft Azure from customers who are currently using Amazon AWS as part of their cloud computing strategy.  These customers are either interested in multi-cloud approaches that leverage Azure + AWS together, or they’re interested in migrating application workloads to Azure…

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Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Enhanced VMWare Disaster Recovery to Azure

Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Azure Site Recovery can protect Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers and you can use Azure or your secondary datacenter as your recovery site. Join Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers  as they take us through…


Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Getting Started with Azure Stack TP1

Microsoft Azure Stack enables your organization to deliver Azure-consistent services from your own datacenter to help you realize the full value of a hybrid cloud strategy. Join Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze as they take us through this in-depth step-by-step demo on how it install and configure Azure Stack in your environment. [2:40] What is…


8 Steps for Using Azure AD Service Principal Certificate Authentication with Azure Automation PowerShell Workflow Runbooks

Lately, I’ve been working with several customers that are getting started with Azure Automation runbooks to help operationalize their Microsoft Azure subscriptions. As part of this process, runbooks need to securely authenticate to Azure with a minimum of administration overhead.  Typically, the authentication solution lands on using certificates to authenticate an Azure AD Service Principal…

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Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Nested Virtualization in Windows Server 2016

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze take us through an in-depth walkthrough of one of the newest features in Windows Server 2016 – Nested Virtualization. Find out what it is, why you should use it and how you can use it in your organization. [1:20] What’s new in Windows Server 2016 TP4? [1:41]  What is Nested…

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TechNet Radio: Build Your Hybrid Cloud – Delegating Management in the Azure Cloud with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) – Part 26

Continuing their  "Build Your Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze  show us how to delegate administration to infrastructure admins, application admins, and help desk roles in the Cloud with Azure Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). [1:20] How do we control access to Azure Resource Manager using Role Based Access Control? [13:17] DEMO: How RBAC…


Step-by-Step: Automate Building Outbound Network Security Groups Rules via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

Lately, I’ve been working with several organizations that need to selectively restrict outbound Internet access from within their Azure Virtual Networks (VNETs) to conform to their own internal security policies.  However, at the same time, the applications within their VNET may need to legitimately access several other Azure services, such as Azure Storage, Azure SQL…


Quick Tip: Using Azure PowerShell with Web Proxy and Fiddler

Does your organization use a web proxy server for securing outbound Internet access? Do you use third-party tools, such as Fiddler, that rely on HTTP/HTTPS proxying? If you’ve answered yes! to either of these questions, you’ll find that you’ll likely need to make a couple quick tweaks to your Azure PowerShell scripts for successful connectivity…


7 Steps to Building Site-to-Site VPN Connections for V2 VNETs using Azure Resource Manager in the NEW Azure Portal

In a prior article, we walked through the process of scripted provisioning for V2 virtual networks and site-to-site connections using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure PowerShell together.  Recently, a UI create experience was surfaced in the NEW Azure Portal to make it even easier to provision these scenarios directly from the portal. In this…


Step-by-Step: Capturing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VNET Gateway Diagnostic Logs

A while back, I published an article that stepped through capturing diagnostic logs for v1 “Classic” virtual network gateways (aka VNET Gateways or VPN Gateways) on Azure via the Azure Service Management (ASM) API and PowerShell.  Since then, the Azure team has released Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as our new management API along with new…