Category: Infrastructure

Which Azure Portal do I use?

The Azure Portal duality has been a source of confusion for many almost since the original launch of Microsoft Azure. There’s been 2 separate portals for a really long time. Recently, they’ve been renamed the […]

Azure Cert Exam Update: March 10, 2016 3

Azure Cert Exam Update: March 10, 2016

The trilogy of Microsoft Azure Certification exams first debuted more than one year ago. In that time there have been some tremendous changes and additions to the entire Microsoft Azure Platform. As a result, coming […]

Azure Stack: Introducing PaaS Services and DevOps Tools 4

Azure Stack: Introducing PaaS Services and DevOps Tools

When Microsoft announced the initial Technical Preview release of Azure Stack it was also announced there would be additional services released in the coming weeks. This week, Microsoft announced the addition of Web Apps, SQL database, […]

Free eBook: Fundamentals of Azure 5

Free eBook: Fundamentals of Azure

The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure” has been made available as a Free eBook from Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy. This book is written by Michael Collier and Robin Shahan. The material […]

Azure IoT Hub Now Generally Available

On Feb 3, 2016, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Azure IoT Hub is now Generally Available (GA). Azure IoT Hub service is available stand-alone or as one of the services within the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. […]

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me? 7

Which Azure Cert Exam is Best for Me?

There’s been a huge increase in the need to get trained in Microsoft Azure, and as a result the interest / need to get certified in Azure has been increasing as well. The only difficulty […]

What is Azure Stack? 8

What is Azure Stack?

Microsoft Azure Stack is a fairly new feature set to complement the Azure Platform, however, Azure Stack isn’t quite the usual feature addition to the Microsoft Azure Platform. Azure contains features such as App Service […]

Free eBook: Azure Automation

The book “Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation” written by Michael McKeown is written to target IT Pros and PowerShell developers to help them understand the core concepts of Azure Automation. This includes using runbooks based […]

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more 9

Azure Storage Explorer now supports Linux and more

When the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer was first released, it did seem a little odd that Microsoft would neglect supporting Linux. However, they did support both Windows and Mac OSX initially. In good news, there […]

Azure Disk Encryption in Public Preview

The new Azure Disk Encryption feature was introduced into Public Preview last November. It allows for Virtual Machines (VMs) hosted within Azure to be encrypted using keys and policies controlled by Azure Key Vault.

Azure IoT Hub in Public Preview

The Microsoft Azure IoT (Internet of Things) Hub is a set of features designed to help control, monitor and connect millions of IoT devices in a reliable and secure manner. While IoT solutions can be […]

Azure is the future for Microsoft and the Enterprise 10

Azure is the future for Microsoft and the Enterprise

Azure has come along way in regards to features and pretty much every aspect of the service since it’s initial launch in 2010. In the last 5 years, Microsoft has spent a huge amount of […]

Azure Storage Explorer 11

Azure Storage Explorer

The new Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer provides a GUI interface for managing Azure Storage from both Windows and Mac OS X. Rather than build this functionality into the Azure Management Portal, the Azure Storage Explorer […]

Azure GPU Computing in the Cloud 12

Azure GPU Computing in the Cloud

One of the many exciting new features to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that Microsoft announces at AzureCon 2015 is the all new Azure GPU Compute. This allows for Virtual Machines (VMs) to utilize GPU’s […]

Create Azure Service Bus Namespaces using PowerShell cmdlets and Azure CLI 1.0 13

Create Azure Service Bus Namespaces using PowerShell cmdlets and Azure CLI 1.0

An Microsoft Azure Service Bus Namespace can certainly be managed through the Azure Management Portal. However easy that is for a user to do manually, it definitely can be useful to create and manage Azure […]

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Certification 14

MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect Certification

Recently, Microsoft announced the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: Azure Solutions Architect certification. This certification is a bit unique in relation to the other MCSD certifications as it’s for Architects, not Developers. Being for Architects, […]

Preparing for 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam (20533) 15

Preparing for 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam (20533)

I’ve been studying for the MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect certification recently. First I passed the 70-532 and shared the resources I used for studying. This week I just passed the 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure […]