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.Continue reading “Azure AD Domain Services Forest Type, User or Resource?”
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.Continue reading “Azure AD Connect Sync and Cloud Sync, What’s the Difference?”
Azure Bicep is the new Domain Specific Language (DSL) for creating resources in Azure. In this video, we go over Variables and Functions in a Bicep file. We then go over creating and using Variables and Functions in an example storage account template.Continue reading “Azure Bicep Variables and Functions”
This video picks up where the last Azure Bicep video left off. In this video, we review parameters and data types, then update a Bicep template with paraments including allowed and default values. After that, we run a deployment passing in paraments to create a new storage account.Continue reading “Azure Bicep Paraments and Data Types”
In this video, we go over the items needed to prepare a development environment for Azure Bicep, including adding the Bicep extension to VS Code, adding the Bicep Command Line Interface (CLI) and adding or updating PowerShell and Azure CLI for Bicep. Once in place, we walk through a tutorial to create a simple Azure Storage account with Bicep.Continue reading “Getting Started with Azure Bicep”
In this video, we go over enabling Multi-factor Authentication, or MFA, for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Spring Update, or ARM. We use an Azure AD Conditional Access Policy to enforce MFA on a group of users. We also set an MFA Trusted IP address to exclude a public IP source from the MFA Policy.Continue reading “Enable MFA for WVD ARM”
Reserved Instances offer significant savings for IaaS Servers, SQL Databases, Cosmos DB and other Azure and third party services. I have mentioned Reserved Instance in a couple other videos and posts. One on Saving money in Azure and once on Azure Cost Management. LINKS. This article and the accompanying video go into details on how Azure Reserved Instances worth.
Video version, including a demo can be found below.Continue reading “Reserved Instances in Azure”