Azure IaaS Operations Guidance aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide

BOOKMARK THIS!  aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide This is a collection of Azure Infrastructure installation and operational guidance resources I provide to my customers.  By keeping these links up to date with each engagement, all of my customers may benefit.  Hopefully you can too!  The latest Azure updates will always be at Azure service updates.  Make it part of your operational procedure to…

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Got Power BI? aka.ms/Azure/PowerBI

The Power of Power BI! Moving forward into 2018, I am undertaking some special projects to create custom dashboards for Azure and Azure Stack.  While there are some cool tricks you can do alone with Azure dashboards, you can take it a step further and go much farther with the data analytics and visualization capabilities…

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Azure and Flow, better together! aka.ms/Azure/Flow

Recently while sitting and waiting in a waiting room, because that’s what you do there, I started poking around with the Microsoft Flow app on my iPhone.  Yes I said iPhone, and Satya Nadella told us it was OK 🙂 …as long as we install tons of Microsoft Apps on it! Here’s proof to the right…

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Azure Government Resources aka.ms/Azure/Gov

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…

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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 aka.ms/AzureStack/YouTube ALL…

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Learn Azure – Resources plus Certification aka.ms/Azure/Learn

Azure and Azure Stack certification preparation readiness links. Azure Learning Resources Training to build expertise in Azure Microsoft Azure Essentials  – get free access to Azure Services and Training! A little more hands on helps too with… Experience the Microsoft Cloud with Cloud Adoption Test Lab Guides – on Microsoft Virtual Academy Hands-On Labs many self-paced…

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AzureStack Security aka.ms/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…

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Azure Resource Manager aka.ms/Azure/ARM

This content was previously on my http://aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide.  I’ve pulled it out to use a simple and easy to remember URL…. aka.ms/Azure/ARM 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…

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Azure Security Resources | aka.ms/Azure/Security

Here is a collection of documents, videos and guidance for making a more secure Azure environment for your resources in the cloud. Azure Security Why and How Azure Infrastructure is Secure  4 part blog series… 3 reasons why Azure’s infrastructure is secure The 3 ways Azure improves your security Azure’s layered approach to physical security Azure…

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