In this video I reviews the Redeploy tool for Azure IaaS VM’s. I give an overview of what the tool is used for and then a demo on how to run Redeploy against Windows and Linux VM’s through the Portal and using PowerShell and the Azure Cloud Shell. This Video is for anyone who administrates Azure VM’s or interested in taking the AZ-103 certification exam.Continue reading “Redeploy an Azure VM”
I recently started an Azure 101 playlist. The idea was to occasionally post videos for people new to Azure. I think the content was pretty good, but the video didn’t get much traction. Recently I was reviewing requirements for Azure Certifications and realized that there was a lot of parallels to the Azure 101 playlist and the AZ-103 Microsoft Azure Administrator Exam.Continue reading “Channel Update and Azure Exam Study Tips”
Microsoft has a couple of options available for identity and authentication services including Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Active Directory, and Azure Active Directory Domain Services. This can lead to confusion, especially considering three of the options have “Active Directory” in the name. It also leads to the question “do we still need domain controllers?” This post reviews these three different options, outlining the functionality and comparing how they work together in Microsoft and Azure.Continue reading “Active Directory Domain Service, Azure Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Domain Service Explained”
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”
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”