Getting Started with Public Load Balancers in Azure

Load balancers provide performance and high availability for applications and services.  In this video, we review Azure public load balancers including inbound connectivity from the internet.  We also review how to use the load balancer public IP address or IP prefix to support outbound internet access from the backend hosts.  Then we walk through steps to deploy a public load balancer in Azure.

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Getting Started with Azure Internal Load Balancers

Load balancers provide performance and high availability for applications and services.  In this video, we review Azure internal load balancers including features of each SKU, or type of load balancer, load balancing algorithm and distribution modes and health probes.  Then we walk through steps to deploy an internal load balancer in Azure.

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What you need to know about Azure Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups

This video covers what you need to know about Azure Network Security Groups and Application Security Groups.  I started with the idea of a quick video on Network Security groups.  Things snowballed from there, and it ended up being a comprehensive review of Network Security Groups (NSG) and application Security Groups (ASG).  I also added some bonus content on verifying IP flow with Network Watcher.  This video is intended as an introduction to NSG’s.  However, stick around even if you’ve used NSG’s for a while.  There may be some new information here for you.

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VM Applications with Azure Compute Gallery

Azure Compute Gallery is not just for images.  We can create application packages for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and deploy the applications as part of a deployment or install them on existing Azure VM’s.  This video walks through creating the application package and adding applications to the Azure Compute Gallery, deploying them as part of a VM deployment, adding the application to an existing VM as well as using the uninstall feature to remove an application. 

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Azure AD Domain Services Forest Type, User or Resource?

Azure AD Domain Servcies

Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) now supports two forest types: User and Resource.  In this video, we go over what each Azure AD DS forest type, User and Resource, does and when to use one over the other.

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Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync, What’s the Difference?

Azure AD

Many organizations use Azure AD Connect Sync to synchronize hybrid identities from Windows AD to Azure AD DS.  Microsoft recently announces a new service, Azure AD Connect Cloud Sync, that also synchronizes Windows AD identities to Azure AD.  In this video, we go over how they are similar, features that are different, and when to use one or the other.

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Azure AD Administrative Units

Azure AD Administrative Units

In this video, I go over Azure AD Administrative Units.  Azure AD Administrative units are a way to delegate admirative tasks to a subset of Azure AD users.  We review how to create Admin Units and how to add users and groups to an Administrative Unit. We also delegate administrative rights to a user to on an Administrative Unit.

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