Azure Stack @ Ignite!

Ignite in Orlando has already come and gone, and now you can watch many great sessions on Azure Stack right from YouTube!  Later they will be also published on Channel 9.  The advantage on the latter is that then you can also grab the session slides, in addition to the downloading the videos.  Where on…


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…


One Dozen Azure Apps to Test for Identity with Azure AD

Just like a good book, you buy one and hope to then read it someday in your “free” time. So here are a bunch of code samples that I want to try out for Authentication and Authorization examples for Azure AD.  Maybe you would like to try some too? You can get hundreds of code…