Visual Studio Code – “The IDE you wished you had started using earlier”

I recently presented at Ignite The Tour Johannesburg and my topics were relating to managing your Azure Environment using better tools and also some tips and tricks. This was a revolutionary step to say none the less as I was going to have to present a tool that I wished I started using earlier - … Continue reading Visual Studio Code – “The IDE you wished you had started using earlier”

How to enable Internet and vNET connectivity for nested VMs in Azure

For a full walk-through of this setup, please watch the video at the end of this post. Greetings readers, Hyper-V nested virtualization in Azure has unlocked different scenarios and use cases such as sandbox environments, running unsupported operating systems or legacy applications that require specific features that are not natively supported in Azure, think about … Continue reading How to enable Internet and vNET connectivity for nested VMs in Azure

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

Moving Azure Virtual Machines to a different region

Background There are various scenarios in which you would want to move your existing Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) from one region to another. For example, if you already deployed in one region, and a new region support was added which is closer to the end users of your application or service. In this scenario, … Continue reading Moving Azure Virtual Machines to a different region

Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Verifying Federated Login

I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path using pass-through authentication and a remote SQL installation. The latest post in the series covers federation with Active Directory Federation Services … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Verifying Federated Login

Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Federation with AD FS

I started off this Azure AD Connect series by going through the express installation path, where the password hash synchronization sign-in option is selected by default. This was followed by the custom installation path using pass-through authentication and a remote SQL installation. See: Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express InstallationField Notes: Azure Active Directory … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Federation with AD FS