Cost management in Azure with Cloudyn

Microsoft recently acquired Cloudyn and have been integrating the service directly within Azure for cost and usage management. Cloudyn is available for free for all Azure customers, with advanced functionality currently also free until June 2018. Register and enable Cloudyn cost management in Azure. Browse to the “Cost Management” menu from the Azure Portal. Click […]

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Azure ExpressRoute peering guidance

Microsoft recently announced that they will be merging Public Peering and Microsoft Peering. Previously, Public Peering was used to access Azure PaaS services and Microsoft Peering was used to access Microsoft SaaS services such as O365. Each Azure PaaS services by region and SaaS Service are tagged with BGP Community values, and these can be […]

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Azure Network Service Endpoints

Service Endpoints are a new feature that allows for restricting access to Azure Services to Virtual Networks. By doing this you can remove public internet access to resources. Another benefit of Service Endpoints, is that traffic is automatically routed to the service when it is enabled. This greatly simplifies the design and implementation by removing […]

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Azure AD Administrative Units in Exchange Online

Administrative Units in Azure AD are a useful method for delegating permissions to administrators to perform specific tasks over a group or subset of users. For example, a University may have separate schools, faculties and business units with a requirement to delegate administrative control to allow administrators to manage only user accounts within their faculty. […]

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Audit Inventory of Azure Resources

I have been working on a few projects lately where there was a need to review customers Azure environments. These environments were moderate in size and spread across multiple subscriptions with no real documentation or inventory in place. To make it easier to assess the environment and gain a quick understanding of the landscape across […]

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