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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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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