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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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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