In this video, I set up a free SendGrid account in Azure and send email with the Rest API and PowerShell. I walk through the reusable function that builds the header and body of the message. This function is helpful for anyone who needs to send email from a PowerShell script that doesn’t have access to an SMTP relay or are behind a firewall that blocks outbound SMTP traffic.Continue reading “Send Email with SendGrid and PowerShell”
In this video, I walk through setting up a PowerShell based Azure Function and Hybrid Connection to run PowerShell code inside a private network. I use the example of automatically downloading files added to an Azure Storage Account to a local file system inside a private network.Continue reading “Run Azure Function PowerShell code On-Premises with a Relay Hybrid Connection”
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”
This is the third video in a series on setting up the new Azure Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). In this video, I do a step-by-step walkthrough of creating a Windows 10 1809 multi-user template image and using it for a WVD deployment. After that, I show how to manage the WVD environment by viewing session information and managing hosts.
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?”
I have a new article posted t 4sysops today on collecting custom logs in Azure Log Analytics and creating custom fields.