Azure Resource Policies and Initiatives

Azure Policy, currently in preview, extends and enhances the governance and control capabilities that are available in Azure Resource Manager. Azure Policy allows administrators to create policies that can be used define a particular convention that is monitored for compliance or enforced. For example, Policies are can be defined to control the types of resources […]

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Azure Resource Provider API versions and schemas

When authoring Azure Resource Manager templates you may want to know what latest options are available when defining resources, and the correct way to define them within an ARM Template. This is usually the case when a new resource is introduced into the platform such as Accelerated Networking or Managed Disks. There are a few […]

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Azure ExpressRoute Circuit provisioning error

Recently encountered an issue while trying to provision an ExpressRoute circuit from Azure. The error was received while running the New-AzureRmExpressRouteCircuit cmdlet, and did not provide any real information.

When checking the Circuit, the circuit was created in Azure, but it was not correctly provisioned. The ProvisioningState was Failed, no ServiceKey was provided and […]

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Azure Free Account

Microsoft have revamped their trial accounts and now offer what is known as a “Free Account”. The Free Account, offers a combination of $250 dollars of credit that can be used over 3 months, similar to the previous trial account. However, Microsoft now offer additional products and services that are either free for an additional […]

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