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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 [...]

Lots of New Region News in Azure

April 4, 2018 // 5 Comments

One of the most important things in a cloud service is location. Everyone cares where they put their data. Sometimes it is for compliance reasons. Sometimes it is for performance. Sometimes the reasons are even fictional! Azure now has 50 (announced) regions around the world, including: [...]

Video–Azure File Sync

March 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

I’ve produced and shared a short video (12:33 minutes) to explain what Azure File Sync is, what it will do for you, and there’s a quick demo at the end. If you want to: Synchronise file shares between offices Fix problems with full file servers by using tiered storage in the cloud Use online [...]

Faster & Bigger Azure Backup for Azure VMs

March 21, 2018 // 4 Comments

Azure Backup recently rolled out an update to their service for protecting Azure VMs to improve backup speed, restore performance, and to add support for larger disks. Support for Large Disks Azure Backup didn’t support disks that were larger than 1 TiB (1 TB is the marketing measure of 1000 GB, [...]

There Are Now 730 Hours In An Azure Month

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It was only back in November that we noticed, at work, that the average Azure month had shrunk to 732 hours, the average length of a month in a leap year. It appears that Azure has moved a little closer to the sun, because the average Azure month has just shrunk to 730 hours. Where does 730 come [...]

Replicate VM Managed Disks Between Azure Regions

February 19, 2018 // 1 Comment

Last week, Microsoft announced that Azure Site Recovery (ASR) for Azure Virtual Machines (in preview still), the system for replicating Azure virtual machines from one region to another, added support for managed disks. To this I say … Waaahoooooo! Managed disks are the best way to deploy Azure [...]
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