Got VM Scale Sets? aka.ms/Azure/VMSS

VM Scale Sets enable you to deploy and manage multiple VMs as a set. Instead of provisioning multiple individual VMs, you provision a Scale Set based on an image, just like a regular VM. The Azure platform then provisions and de-provisions VMs based on that image as needed. High availability, load balancing, and scaling are…

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Got Azure DNS? aka.ms/Azure/DNS

Hello all.  I am seeing the need for not only one stop shopping for my Azure Shortcuts list, but also to have some of those links to hit a summary of more in-depth resources for a given topic.  Instead of making multiple /DNS/xyz, it is easier to make a page where I can update that…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Administration

Overview There are many different links out there that talk about how to administer Azure Resources.  What I have been looking for is putting all of the different Azure related administrative capabilities all together in one place.  Hopefully this post now does that for you too.  I am largely cross referencing all of the bits…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Monitor

As my Azure IaaS Operations Guide continues to grow, I wanted to break off parts for their own sections.  For the Azure IaaS Ops Guide I want it to focus on administration of storage, compute, and networking.  Whenever we have customer conversations around monitoring Azure, it follows then that for security and compliance that Auditing…

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A new blog name and URL

Just a short post.  I think Tangent Thoughts doesn’t really apply as much as it did 5 years ago when I started this.  Plus it isn’t that catchy or easy to remember for most people.  Most of my posts lately are either around Azure, Server or Identity topics.  Since that is a mouth full to…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Tools

I have lots of links covering Azure global and specific topics.  For example, my warehouse of Azure Shortcuts at aka.ms/Azure/Shortcuts, and an Azure IaaS Operations Guide located at aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide.  But to just get off the ground there are some essential tools that just everyone should have, or at least know about, along with a few…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/DevOps

Hello everyone.  Here is another totally tangent thought.  ….Well in the light of my other blog topics.  While my customers are making it loud and clear that this is where they are heading, if the are not already all in, they want to learn more about DevOps! So here you go! But before we make…

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Bookmark This! aka.ms/KeyVault

 Azure Key Vault Resources If you have Keys and Secrets that you need to protect in Azure, we have a global service for you! Azure Key Vault enables users to store and use cryptographic keys within the Microsoft Azure environment. Azure Key Vault supports multiple key types and algorithms and enables the use of Hardware Security…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/svm |Shielded VM resources

Shielded Virtual Machines (SVM) A Shielded VM is a generation 2 (supported on Windows Server 2012 and later) that has a virtual TPM, is encrypted using BitLocker and can only run on healthy and approved hosts in a guarded fabric. Shielded VMs in a guarded fabric, enable Cloud Service Providers (CSP) or enterprise private cloud…

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Bookmark this! aka.ms/Identity/Wiki THE Identity Wiki – coming soon…

COMING SOON! As the leader of the internal Identity Communities at Microsoft, I am going to pull together many of our World-wide Subject Matter Experts (SME), to help build one unified Identity Wiki with all the latest information for your Identity needs.  For now, this link will just take you here.  Once we have the…

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