Azure Preview – Standard SSD Disks

June 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Online Windows Server Mini-Conference – June 26th

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Microsoft wants to remind you that they have this product called Windows Server, and that it has a Windows Server 2016 release, a cool new administration console, and a future (Windows Server 2019). In order to do that, Microsoft will be hosting an online conference on June 26th with some of the [...]

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 [...]

London July 5-6: My Next Azure VM Training Course

April 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

My company, Cloud Mechanix, recently announced our latest dates for my custom-written hands-on training course, Starting Azure Infrastructure. We’ll be coming back to London on July 5-6 in Lancaster Gate – a location with easy public transport access and just a few minutes walk from the express [...]

Q&A Webinar with Ben Armstrong (Microsoft/Hyper-V)

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Altaro are hosting an “AMA” webinar where you will get the chance to ask your burning questions to Ben Armstrong (previously known as The Virtual PC Guy), Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, and one of the brains behind Hyper-V … and thus the platform of Azure! if [...]
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