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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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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Azure ARM Template now supports IF

Ryan Jones at Microsoft recently announced that Azure ARM Templates now support If(). This is a really nice addition that will simplify ARM templates that require deployment of resources based on conditions. You can view the full sample at this link https://github.com/rjmax/ArmExamples/blob/master/if.AvailabilitySet.json . In the sample provided this is implemented by providing a Parameter for […]

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Upgrade Classic Backup Vault to ARM Recovery Vault

Back in May Microsoft announced the general availability of Recovery Services Vaults on the ARM Platform that provided a single vault for Backup and Site Recovery services to be managed. Around the same time Microsoft announced an upgrade path to allow for the seamless upgrade from classic Backup Vault to ARM Recovery Services Vault. Today […]

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