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.
Link to AZCopy V10
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”
In this video I go over creating a Grafana Dashboard with data from Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics including subscription cost information. I configure Grafana to allow anonymous, read only access and then configure a Raspberry Pi with FullPage OS to display the data in kiosk mode. This video draws on a lot of other information I have published as well as information available from the community. Links to relevant information below.Continue reading “Grafana Dashboard powered with Raspberry Pi Displaying Log Analytics and Application Insights Data”
This year I was fortunate enough to present at the 2019 Global Azure Boot Camp in Nashville, TN. How I ended up there is a bit of a story. I have relatives in the area and reached out to the Nashville Azure User Group organizer, William Zack, early in the year to see if there was an opportunity to present. I figured it could be a family trip as well. We settled on April but as the date grew closer it was determined that there would be no UG that month. Instead, I was asked to present at the Boot Camp that month.Continue reading “Azure Global Boot Camp 2019”
This is the fourth 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 the prerequisites for FSLogix Profile management. After that, I configuring a template OS with FSLogix to use for a host pool deployment. Next, I verify profiles stay consistent between user logins in different VM’s in the host pool.Continue reading “Windows Virtual Desktop FSLogix Profile Management Walkthrough”
This is the second video in a series on setting up the new Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). I start by going over some key concepts and terms needed to understand WVD. Next, I cover the different options for load balancing in WVD and give a demo on how to configure each. After that, I go over requirements of configuring users for accessing remote applications with a step-by-step walkthrough on adding applications to Remote Apps.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Load Balancing and Remote Application”