Manage Azure monitor with Azure Blueprint

Background Azure resources can be deploy and configure automatically by using ARM Templates, Azure Policy, PS scripts etc... those automation ways have it's limit to sets of allows and deny functions, And in particular, it can be configure only on the subscription level, with Azure Blueprint [Preview] you can manage policies and target it on … Continue reading Manage Azure monitor with Azure Blueprint

Azure Files – What is it? Why Would I want it?

This is the first part of a multipart post about Azure Files.  In this first post,  we will cover the high level of what Azure Files are before we dive into further information about configuration or fine details about them. What are Azure Files? Azure files are fully managed file shares in the cloud located … Continue reading Azure Files – What is it? Why Would I want it?

Test read rights for user-assigned managed identity on a Linux VM in Azure Gov

I recently came across an issue where a user-assigned managed identity on a VM was not able to read the properties of the resource group where the VM object it was assigned to resided. As our deployment relied on these permissions being set it would fail until the permissions were added. Normally, you could easily … Continue reading Test read rights for user-assigned managed identity on a Linux VM in Azure Gov

AKS: Enabling and using preview features such as nodepools using CLI

Most of the time we use the familiar Azure portal to consume Azure Resources. That is all well and good. However sometimes we find that having the Azure CLI to do this is more easier, as once we perfect the script we can just run it, instead of having to use the Portal. In this … Continue reading AKS: Enabling and using preview features such as nodepools using CLI

Tip: Capturing Devices to Manage in Intune Using Azure AD Connect

Working with customers who are starting their migration for identity and administration from on-premises to Azure, I see a couple options in the installation and configuration of Azure AD Connect that get missed. Particularly, once Azure AD Connect is installed and on-premises accounts are synced with Azure, customers find that their Active Directory managed devices … Continue reading Tip: Capturing Devices to Manage in Intune Using Azure AD Connect