Availability Sets v Availability Zones in IaaS

Deploying your Production IaaS VMs within Azure you will be wanting to consider redundancy and ensuring your environment is highly available in both the Application itself along with the infrastructure it will be using within Azure. Looking at this from a high-level, you will be deploying each part of the application that you want to … Continue reading Availability Sets v Availability Zones in IaaS

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 used api, you can run $WPBlogRetrieve = Invoke-RestMethod -uri "https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1/sites/$BlogSiteName/posts/?number=100" $WPBlogRetrieve.posts Further info on WordPress.com … Continue reading PowerShell Function:- WordPress.com retrieve blog data using API

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 how Identity Management can be used to retrieve secrets. There are two types of managed … Continue reading Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

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 Endpoint Protection

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 detail exam preparation tips aimed at Microsoft Azure exams. The exam set I have taken … Continue reading Microsoft Azure:- Exam Preparation Tips