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 Virtual Machine:- Cost saving!

Azure Virtual Machine cost saving – 10 ways to save! 1. Virtual Machine Up-Time A simple procedure to implement that can have a big impact on your monthly cost! Have a review of your virtual machines, do they need to…

Azure Gateway VPN & Custom Routing via Third-Party Firewall Appliance

Within your Azure Virtual Network (vNET) you may require connectivity from an additional source, options available include:- vNET Peer VPN Gateway ExpressRoute Gateway vNET Peer Common connection method for theoretically peering onto another Azure vNET, routing is done via the…

Azure Automation Account Logging to Log Analytics using AzureRM

There may be a need to log the activity of an Azure Automation Account to Log Analytics, this can of course be done via the Portal but, if deploying in true automated fashion - it would be preferable to implemented…

NPS Server Configuration To Integrate with Azure MFA:- Part3 (PowerShell)

Last of the NPS integration with Azure MFA blogs, this will include using PowerShell for installation of the Radius Configuration from a backup along with additional snippets of PowerShell to potentially help you to automate your own NPS server build.…

NPS Server Configuration To Integrate with Azure MFA:- Part2 (Troubleshooting)

In my previous blog, I detailed the process of how a Network Policy Server (NPS) is used to integrate with an Azure VPN gateway using RADIUS to provide Multi-Factor Authentication (Azure MFA) for point-to-site connections to your Azure environment. This…

NPS Server Configuration To Integrate with Azure MFA

The story I have created this blog to detail and describe how a Network Policy Server (NPS) is used to integrate with an Azure VPN gateway using RADIUS to provide Multi-Factor Authentication (Azure MFA) for point-to-site connections to your Azure…

Microsoft Azure:- NSGs & ASGs Simplified

NSG's (Network Security Group) & ASG's (Application Security Group) are the main Azure Resources that are used to administrate and control network traffic within a virtual network (vNET). The difference Network Security Group is the Azure Resource that you will…

Microsoft PowerBI:- A useful tool for Azure NSGs data flows

Microsoft PowerBI is a suite of business analytic tools developed by Microsoft that works together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights - in theory, taking a dump of data and making it rather…