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Azure Preview – Standard SSD Disks

June 5, 2018 // 1 Comment

Say what?!?! Standard SSD disks? And we thought that Standard = HDD and Premium = SSD! But that’s no longer the case. In the coming world of Azure (we’re not there yet), Premium will be just that, but Standard will be normal deployments of either HDD or SSD. How do the three tiers of managed [...]

Azure Traffic Manager: Geography Versus Latency

June 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

A recent #AzureTrivia question on Twitter asked how you would configure Azure Traffic Manager to redirect clients to the closest endpoint (a place hosting a web application). That question made me go hmm – how do you define closest? Defining Closeness Do  you measure closeness by kilometres [...]

Disable Already Removed Azure AD Connect

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s possible that someone removes your Azure AD Connect server(s), and you then want to remove Azure AD Connect synchronisation from Azure AD. However, the Azure Portal does not give you that option to remove synchronisation. To get around this, you can use Azure AD PowerShell. In my example, I [...]

Azure Management Groups

May 30, 2018 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has created a new administrative model for organisations that have many Azure subscriptions called Management Groups. With this feature, you can delegate permissions and deploy Azure Policy (governance) to lots of subscriptions at once. The contents of this post are currently in preview [...]

Azure Template DSC Never Starts

May 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

In this post, I’ll explain how I figured out a problem where I couldn’t get the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON template DSC extension to execute. The problem below might explain why your DSC extension never appears to start, assuming that you have uploaded your DSC pack (zip file) to an [...]

AidanFinn.Com Migrated To Azure App Services

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’ve just migrated AidanFinn.com from a Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure virtual machine to an App Service (web app) running on the same App Service Plan as CloudMechanix.com. This site, AidanFinn.com has been running on an Azure VM for the last few years. That has given me a lot of experience with [...]

Deploying My Sites On Azure App Services

April 5, 2018 // 3 Comments

I’ve started redeploying my websites on Azure App Services. In this post, I’ll explain the rather simple architecture and how I am going through my own little digital transformation or cloud transformation. For the last few years, this site (http://aidanfinn.azurewebsites.net) has been hosted [...]
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