Azure Cost Management and Billing

Azure Cost Management

In this video, I walk through Azure Cost Management and Billing.  I give a tutorial on setting up a budget and spending alerts once certain spending thresholds are reached on a subscription.  Next, I review and manage past alerts.  After that is a walkthrough analyzing subscription spending trends.  Lastly, I give an example of Azure Advisor Recommendations on my subscription.

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Azure Bastion Preview Setup Walk Through

In this video, I walk through the prerequisites and setup of the new Azure Bastion Service for IaaS servers.  Azure Bastion provides RDP and SSH access to Windows and Linux servers without the need for public IP’s or VPN connections.  Access is enabled through the Azure portal with an HTML5 client.

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Azure 101 – Azure Storage Accounts

In this video I go over Azure Storage Accounts.  What they are and how to deploy and access one.  I start by reviewing the characteristics such as access tiers and different blob types.  I then walk through setting one up, create a SAS token for access and use storage explore to upload a blob file.

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Flow in Office 365 Vs. Logic Apps in Azure

Microsoft Flow
Azure Logic Apps

Microsoft Flow in Office 365 and Logic Apps in Azure are both options for graphically driven process automation.  With a graphical interface and a flowchart-like design, Microsoft Flow and Logic Apps make automation about as simple as it can get.  These two applications are similar but different in some important ways.  This article goes over the difference between the two to help understand the best situation to deploy each.

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Purge Azure CDN with Event Grid and Azure Automation

Azure Automation
Event Grid

In this post, I demonstrate how to automatically purge content from an Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) using Event Grid and Azure Automation.  I am writing this post with two audiences in mind.  First, if you have a CDN and need to purge old content every time content is updated or removed from a source, this post will show you how.   However, if you don’t have a CDN but are interested in understanding how to configured Event Grid to trigger automation jobs in an Azure, this post is also for you.

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Web Services in Azure

Azure Web Services

I wrote this based on a presentation I gave that reviewed the many ways to host web sites and services in Azure. This is not all-inclusive by any means, there are a lot of ways to host web sites in Azure. It does cover a few of the most common ways to host web sites along with a description. Who knows, maybe this will help someone studying for the AZ-300 or AZ-301 exam?

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