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 [...]

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: [...]
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