Azure Government Resources

As I have been doing more and more Hybrid Cloud Foundation engagements with government agencies or companies that work in the US Federal space, I am always looking for the quick resources for the answers I need. Therefore, like most of my posts, they are really intended to collect, collate and distill just what I…


Azure Stack @ Ignite!

Ignite in Orlando has already come and gone, and now you can watch many great sessions on Azure Stack right from Channel 9 or YouTube. Get ALL the Ignite 2017 Azure Stack sessions – now posted on Channel 9 Get the Azure Stack Ignite 2017 sessions on the Azure Channel on YouTube at ALL…


Learn Azure – Resources plus Certification

Hi All.  This has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time i.e. put all of the learning resources on one page for learning Azure and Certification. This is also a placeholder to save my Ignite 2017 Presentation for Azure Architecture 70-534 session.  I will post the slides and recording link once available….


AzureStack Security

Hello once again!  This will be an evolving blog, but many are asking what are the specific certifications around Azure Stack. Below is an excerpt from our engineering group. “Customers told us that compliance paperwork is a major frustration. To alleviate that, Azure Stack is going through a formal assessment with a 3PAO (3rd-Party Assessor…


Azure Resource Manager

This content was previously on my  I’ve pulled it out to use a simple and easy to remember URL…. Once you have your Azure Subscription, I think the planning and implementing Resource Groups should be first on your list.  Because if this is not done, then when you go to deploy anything in…


Azure Security Resources |

I am often looking for or need to refer others to the best security guidance around Azure and Azure Active Directory, so this will be my new landing spot for such resources.  Recently, we had an internal convention before the more public MS Ignite coming soon. From the resources presented at those internal sessions, I’ve…


Azure Stack Shortcuts |

Shortcuts for learning about Azure Stack, shortcuts for training and certification, and just shortcuts to quickly find content on any topic on Azure Stack! Learning Resources – fast track it All of my Azure Stack Shortcuts start with Want to read more about what Azure Stack is? Goto for the high level overviews…


SQL comparison

This post is really just a place for me and others to have one resource to compare the following SQL Server 2012 versus SQL Server 2016 SQL Server Versus Azure SQL (PaaS) I will openly state, a SQL subject matter I am not!  But I am simply putting the results of my search and queries…


Back to Basics with Active Directory |

As my career progresses and I dive deeper and deeper into the cloud, every once in a while my core Windows Server Active Directory roots come up and tap me on the shoulder.  Or else others ping me to say “Hey, where are the best resources out there for Active Directory goodness?”. Since many of…