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.…

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.…