Azure Learning

Recently announced is the new Microsoft learning site for all things Azure     "Introducing a new approach to learning The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster. Earn … Continue reading Azure Learning

Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

Last July, Microsoft Learning announced some upcoming changes to the Microsoft Azure Certifications to make them more role-based. Recently, surrounding the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference, they announced and released further information about these changes to transform the Azure certification tracks. This news includes more than just announcement of new Azure certification exams, but also the… via … Continue reading Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

vNet Peering PowerShell

We have a hub and spoke design in Azure for our vNets and needed to peer the vNets together. This can be done in an ARM template and we could have deployed all three networks in one go and peered them as part of the ARM template deployment.  For various reasons that approach didn't really … Continue reading vNet Peering PowerShell

Playing with Azure Firewall

What is Azure Firewall  - A fully stateful firewall as a service. Before you can deploy Azure Firewall you need to register the provider in your subscription : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/public-preview Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowRegionalGatewayManagerForSecureGateway -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowAzureFirewall -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network It can take up to 30 minutes for the feature registration to complete The easy way … Continue reading Playing with Azure Firewall

OMS Deployment with ARM Template

An ARM template to deploy a basic OMS workspace in Azure.  It deploys a workspace and two OMS solutions: Anti-Malware assessment and Updates. Another template for OMS deployment, which is identical to the above, but links the workspace to an existing automation account.  Note it does not create the automation account, the automation account must … Continue reading OMS Deployment with ARM Template

Basic Active Directory Security

A large majority of breaches happen because of compromised credentials (https://blog.centrify.com/cause-of-data-breaches/) and so it stands to reason that a compromise of privileged credentials would be the worst case scenario. If someone gets hold of Domain Admin credentials the game is essentially over. Because of this when I'm talking to customers about improving their security posture … Continue reading Basic Active Directory Security