Configuring Always On device based VPN using Azure VPN Gateway

What is Always On VPN? Always On VPN is the recommended replacement for Microsoft’s DirectAccess, it is also a Microsoft Product that allows you have a constant VPN connection to a selected network. In this blog, I am going to show you how you can use an Always On device based VPN setup utilising an…

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 are added to this object. This provides the capability to group VMs into associated groups…

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 detail a test setup of how you can create this P2S configuration along with the…

Adding Azure Application Insights to your WordPress.com Site

Adding Azure Application Insights to your WordPress site is straight-forward with a great benefit to see how users access your site. Plugin used:- https://github.com/microsoft/ApplicationInsights-WordPress Why use Application Insights? Application Insights has a range of benefits and uses in relation to monitoring of your application and site, in relation to WordPress.com – benefits of using Application…

Azure Virtual Machine & Associated Storage Cost Saving Tips

My blog entry for the Azure Advent Calendar, you may be asking what this is? Azure Advent Calendar is running through the month of December, consisting of 75 Videos and blog posts all relating to Microsoft Azure, ran my Gregor Suttie & Richard Hooper Thank you for letting me part of this great community event,…

Microsoft Ignite – Day 1 Roundup

This is my first year, attending Microsoft Ignite – what an event. The sheer size of the venue and scale of sessions available to various events happening throughout the day – mind blowing! I’ve blogged a roundup of sessions I attended today, including links and updates from various Azure Resources that I will find useful.…

Tweeting a random blog post from Rss feed using PowerShell Azure Function

Previously I blogged “Using PowerShell to automatically Tweet a random Blog Post from Table Storage” which resulted in a couple of Azure PowerShell Functions, this is a complex setup and possibly not required if all you are looking to do is Tweet a random blog post at a scheduled time. In this blog, I will…

Creating Azure Activity Log Alerts with PowerShell

Want to create alerts from the Azure Activity Log? I will be showing how to do this with the PowerShell cmdlet Set-AzActivityLogAlert using conditions taken from a json output of the Activity Log. For the example I will be looking at alerting when a change has been made to a Network Security Group (NSG) I…

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