Recommended Microsoft Learn Modules to kick start your Azure Learning

Quite often I am asked about what recommended courses to work on in relation to kick start your further learning of Azure. I have now added these recommended modules and learning paths into this blog post to assist you. Why…

Application Security Group assignment using PowerShell

What are Application Security Groups? (ASGs) ASGs are used within a NSG to apply a network security rule to a specific workload or group of VMs – defined by ASG worked as being the “network object” & expilicit IP addresses…

Azure Point to Site VPN configuration using PowerShell

From time to time, a Point-to-Site VPN (P2S) is required to access your Azure Virtual Network securely from a range of computers. This VPN setup is configured using an Azure Gateway within your Virtual Network. In this blog, I will…

Azure Monitor – Taking the Logging and alerting deployment from ARM To PowerShell

Azure Monitor, an all in one comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing and acting on your cloud and/or on-premises environment. Along with this, we use both Log Analytics & Application Insights for collecting and analyzing telemetry data that allows us to…

PowerShell Function:- WordPress.com retrieve blog data using API

A quick PowerShell Function to retrieve blog post data from my blog site - added to Github as may be useful for others! Run this function easily by: Get-Blogs -BlogSiteName "thomasthornton.cloud" Output: If you require further Output data from the…

AzureRM Deployment Fails: See inner errors for details

Running an Azure RM Template and it errors with: Error: Code=InvalidTemplateDeployment; Message=The template deployment 'test_analytics' is not valid according to the validation procedure. The tracking id is 'XXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX'. See inner errors for details. Please see https://aka.ms/arm-deploy for usage details. A…

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 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…