Here's a short video I recorded that goes over how to manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal. Before the "how to" showing the Portal, I do give a brief explanation of what Azure Resource Policies are used for and why you would use them. I then go through the newly released UI within…Read more Manage Azure Resource Policies in the Azure Portal
There are 2 ways to shutdown an Azure VM, and they are certainly not equal! One way you will still get charged for the compute resources, and the other will free you from paying for the compute resources and help you reduce overall cost. The first method to shutdown an Azure VM, that sounds logical…Read more Properly Shutdown Azure VM to Save Money
So far the servers within Microsoft Azure data centers have been running Intel processors (CPUs). For a long time I've wondered if the power efficiency of ARM CPUs could make them more cost effective than Intel x64 CPUs that are more powerful. It's possible through the use of parallel computing that distributing load across many…Read more Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next!
In the past the only option for writing code and building software using Visual Studio was to install it on your local machine. With technologies like Windows Hyper-V and VMWare things became less invasive by allowing you to develop software inside of a Virtual Machine (VM). With the cloud, things have become even easier. You…Read more Visual Studio 2017 Development using a VM in Azure
As you may, or may not, be aware, my day job is working as a Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Opsgility. My job duties are generally the normal duties of a Senior Solution Architect, but I focus entirely on Microsoft Azure. It's also my job to build out training content (courses, slides, demos, hands-on labs,…Read more My recent Azure Training Courses on Opsgility.com
Server and Virtual Machine (VM) security is an increasingly important topic in IT. With the adoption of both Public and Private Cloud environments the landscape of server security has been changing as systems become increasingly connected; especially across networks and even the Internet. The Securing Windows Server 2016 (70-744) certification exam will test and measure your expertise…Read more 70-744 Securing Windows Server 2016 Certification Exam
Many of the newer certification exams from Microsoft target Azure and Public Cloud technologies. The Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud (70-247) certification exam is a little different since it will test expertise in monitoring and operating Private Cloud environments using Windows Server and Microsoft System Center 2012. Certification Target Audience The focus on the Configuring…Read more 70-247 Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud Certification Exam