Azure Slack Channels

I've made a list of Slack channels that I am currently part of that are Microsoft Azure related! Always a great way for open discussions and sharing information! Ask an Azure Architect Slack - https://askazure.io/ "We created this slack channel…

Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

In my previous blog I gave an overview of Azure Managed Identity, specifically around virtual machines and managed identities. In this, I will be detailing the process of implementing a secure use of Key Vault with this virtual machine and…

Enabling Microsoft Antimalware User Interface in Azure

Installed the IaaSAntimalware "Microsoft Antimalware" extension and trying to access the User Interface within your RDP session and getting this restriction error? Run the below PowerShell snippet: cd 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client' .\ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe .\CleanUpPolicy.xml You can now open System Centre…

Azure Managed Identities

Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been a priority, even more so when in the cloud – quite a potential challenge this can be within your application, virtual machine or requirements to authenticate to additional cloud services Within Microsoft…

Azure Action Groups:- What are they?

Action Groups within Azure are a group of notification preferences and/or actions which are used by both Azure Monitor and service alerts. They can be defined in various ways depending on the environment you are working on, whether one action…

Microsoft Azure Exam AZ-102 Preparation Tips And Study Notes

This exam is a transition for those who have already passed 70-533.AZ-102 exam is based on both AZ-100: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment & AZ-101: Microsoft Azure Integration and Security. Exam questions weighing in roughly 50/50 from both exams. AZ:100…

Microsoft Azure:- Exam Preparation Tips

As of writing this blog, I have passed the following Microsoft Azure Exams:- Microsoft 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure SolutionsMicrosoft 70-535: Architecting Microsoft Azure SolutionsMicrosoft AZ-102: Microsoft Azure Administrator Certification Transition I thought my next blog I will go into some…

Network Security Groups: 10 suggestions for best practice!

As mentioned in a previous blog - NSG's control access by permitting or denying network traffic in a number of ways, whether it be:- Communication between different workloads on a vNET Network connectivity from on-site environment into Azure Direct internet connection 1.…

Microsoft FutureDecoded 2018

I had the pleasure of attending this two day event "Microsoft FutureDecoded" in London Excel, thanks to @kainossoftware for sending me. The two days consisted of multiple Keynotes and numerous breakout sessions, infact over 100 of these! Day1 opened with…

Azure:- Schedule VM startup/shutdown times

No Powershell/AzureCLI experience? Don't worry, Azure have created a solution to Start/Stop VMs during office hours without any coding required A great solution for cost saving, no need to have VMs running when they are not going to be used.…