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.Continue reading “Azure Cost Management and Billing”
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.Continue reading “Azure Bastion Preview Setup Walk Through”
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.Continue reading “Flow in Office 365 Vs. Logic Apps in Azure”
Version 10 of AZCopy.exe can now delete files at the destination to keep it in complete sync with the source. This video shows how to use the delete-destination option to sync a local file structure to an Azure Storage Account. Used with Soft Delete on Azure Storage, this provides an interesting alternative to traditional backup solutions.
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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.Continue reading “Purge Azure CDN with Event Grid and Azure Automation”
A Content Delivery Network, or CDN, is a globally distributed network for delivering, well, content. Content can include images, videos, CSS and any other asset used for providing web services. The advantages to a CDN include: caching data closer to the users to increase web site performance, improving reliability by leveraging a global caching network and reducing bandwidth by shifting traffic to the CDN.Continue reading “How to configure an Azure CDN”
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?Continue reading “Web Services in Azure”