Azure Firewall vs Network Virtual Appliances

Network security plays a vital role in public cloud infrastructure design. Azure cloud is providing multiple network security options for the cloud infra and application services. Few of Azure offerings in network and application security service are below Network Security GroupApplication Security GroupIsolated Virtual NetworkAccess Control ListAzure DDoS protectionAzure Front DoorApp Service EnvironmentAzure Firewall (firewall-as-a-service)Third … Continue reading Azure Firewall vs Network Virtual Appliances

Deallocate Azure VMs automatically and save money

Stopped vs Deallocated As you might already know an Azure Virtual Machines that are simply Stopped and not Deallocated still cost you money. Virtual Machines that have the status "VM Stopped" will occur in CPU and Memory allocation charges. This post helps you implement a PS Script to run on a schedule in a Runbook … Continue reading Deallocate Azure VMs automatically and save money

Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part IV – Android – Options and Troubleshooting

Enrollment is the process required to begin managing a device. This session is part 4 of a series focusing on device enrollment in Microsoft Intune. This session focuses on enrollment options and process for Android devices and includes discussion of Conventional, Android Enterprise and Samsung KNOX enrollment options. Discussion includes the various ways in which … Continue reading Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part IV – Android – Options and Troubleshooting

Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part III – iOS and MacOS

Enrollment is the process required to begin managing a device. This session is part 3 of a series focusing on device enrollment in Microsoft Intune. This session focuses on enrollment options and process for iOS and MasOS devices and includes discussion of direct enrollment, DEP and Apple Configurator. Further discussion includes Apple Notification Service and … Continue reading Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part III – iOS and MacOS

Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part II – Windows

Enrollment is the process required to begin managing a device. This session is part 2 of a series focusing on device enrollment in Microsoft Intune. This session focuses on enrollment options and process for Windows devices and includes discussion of direct enrollment, bulk enrollment and autopilot. Further discussion includes Windows Notification Service and also troubleshooting. … Continue reading Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part II – Windows

Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part 1 – Introduction

Enrollment is the process required to begin managing a device. This session is part 1 of a series focusing on device enrollment in Microsoft Intune. This session focuses on several precursor configurations that should be considered prior to or alongside device enrollment for the organization. Topics discussed include Terms and Conditions, strategies for Device Naming, … Continue reading Modern Management – Intune – Enrollment – Part 1 – Introduction

Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Intune – Introduction to MDM and Intune

Intune as a product has been around for several years. Still, many are just getting familiar with it and all that it can do and exactly where it fits in the management landscape. A while back I produced a video to go over the basics. It is a little bit dated by now but still … Continue reading Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Intune – Introduction to MDM and Intune

Azure AD and ADFS: change alternateLoginID on arbitrary attribute.

Introduction During one of my engages, the Customer asked me to change the attribute they used as identity source for alternateLoginID from "mail" to another arbitrary attribute. Customer already had in place Azure AD Tenant with a federated domain. At the time of implementation, they choose to implement alternateLoginID using email address as identity so, … Continue reading Azure AD and ADFS: change alternateLoginID on arbitrary attribute.