In this video I do a walk through of setting up the new Microsoft Azure service, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). I start by comparing WVD with Remote Desktop Services (RDS). After that, I give a tutorial on setting up the tenant, adding the PowerShell Modules required to configure the service, and finally walk through deploying a host pool from the Azure Marketplace and logging in with the HTML5 client. This service is an alternative to Remote Desktop Services. It uses a PaaS offering to replace the RD Web, RD Gateway and Connection Broker. Windows 10 1809 multi user or Windows 7 is used to host remote desktop sessions.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Public Preview Walkthrough”
This week I started working with Logic Apps. I have a project with a specific end goal in mind for my first Logic App application. This post will cover the first part of the process, moving data from a webhook to Azure Service Bus with Logic Apps.Continue reading “Logic App and Service Bus”
I have another article published at 4Sysops.com. This one covers a multi-site VM failover using Custom Script Extensions to change OS level settings during failover.Continue reading “4Sysops.com – Azure Recovery Plans: Failover Multiple Azure VMs”
In this video I show you how to setup Azure Applications Insight. Next, I go over how to add the Azure Application Insights plugin to WordPress and use that to monitor performance, user and availability data.Continue reading “Monitor WordPress with Azure Application Insights”
I got the a good question below from Zaniar this week:
My question —- If Azure VM’s are encrypted at rest now (SSE) does this mean the data on the volumes are also encrypted? and if we want a further layer of encryption should we use BEK or KEK which one is better?Continue reading “Is Azure Disk Encryption Necessary?”
This is the first video in a 101, Introductory to Microsoft Azure series. The video starts by reviewing the current Azure geographies and regions, and works through tutorial of different options of leveraging Azure Regions for high availability. Topics include Azure Regions, Availability Sets, Availability Zones and Paired regions.
Controlling source code is important for good code management, especially when multiple people are working on a project. In this video, I’m going to show you how to connect an Azure Automation account with a free or paid GitHub account.Continue reading “How to use a Free GitHub Account to Manage Azure Automation Runbooks”