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AzCOP

Announcing AzCOP for Azure Arc

Operating hybrid clouds is a complex undertaking. To simplify operations, a common control plane solution that provides security, monitoring, identity & access management among other things is quite desirable. Arc Solution for Hybrid Cloud Azure

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Database

Azure Data Migration

Azure Data Migration Service Azure has an amazing migration service which is easy to use and is suitable for various data migration needs. The service has the capability to do offline and online migration (i.e.

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Database

MySQL Load balancing

MySQL load balancing Load balancing is essential when 1 database cannot sufficiently process the requests and we want to distribute the load across multiple databases that are part of group replication. MySQL on Azure VMs

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Database

HA in Azure DB

High availability in Azure databases Azure has multiple database services for different user scenarios. Each of them has a unique architecture and follows different storage and retrieval mechanism. Let’s go through each of these options

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Microsoft Azure FarmBeats

To be predictable, precise and to align our actions with insights gathered from agricultural data, we have Microsoft Azure FarmBeats. Microsoft FarmBeats is a data-driven solution for agriculture. It combines the benefit of AI and

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Understanding Azure Policy

Azure Policy is a service in Azure which has been designed to help you to enforce different rules and to act based on the rule effect on your Azure resources. It ensures that your azure

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Azure Enterprise Usage API

As an Azure Enterprise customer, you get to see our entire organizations billing data at ea.azure.com. One can log into the portal and after selecting the appropriate enrollment number, view the billing summary information across

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Azure EA Price API

If you are an Enterprise Azure customer, then it is likely that you are using the Enterprise APIs as well. We have been using them for past many months. Recently we had a need to

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Top 10 FAQs when Considering Cloud Migration

In this era of cloud, as an enterprise, there is a lot to consider before migrating your application to the cloud. Starting from security, compliance, reliability to total cost of ownership and expertise, there are

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Clean Architecture dotnet core template

What is Clean Architecture? Organizing software to manage complexity and simplify the addition of new features has been a challenge that many have attempted to solve. There are several models that have been proposed such

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What is Cloud Native Computing?

The cloud promises to provide virtually unlimited compute power at a moment’s notice. It is thus an anti-pattern for workloads to hoard compute capacity in the cloud. Case in point is the use of virtual

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Organizing APIs with Azure API Management

Data, surely is the new oil. APIs are the hoses through which that data is transported. RESTful APIs have become popular as they promote easy adoption & integration. For an enterprise that wishes to expose

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Azure

Gits, TFSs, SVNs of the World

  Source code control and various code versioning products have been around for many years and is probably an outdated topic. While these have been around for many years, products evolve, and when working with

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Azure

PART 4: RESERVED INSTANCE REFUNDS

  In my earlier 3-part blog series on Reserved Instances (RI), I had talked so far about estimations, savings and the bill tracking. Another point for completeness of this series is a discussion on refunds.

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Azure

Building Blocks of Enterprise IoT Solutions

  We all have looked at the IoT value matrix, device and their sensor capabilities which enhances productive yield where organizations and individuals are gearing up to tap in the potential to enhance and transform

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Terraform on Azure

Today we are going to learn about Terraform. What is Terraform and why do you care? Hashicorp’s Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool designed for creating, managing, updating, and versioning reproducible application infrastructure. Terraform

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Uncategorized

Managers and Leaders

  The other day a colleague shared this article. Over the years, I have read many articles on this topic. Some give 5 differences, some will give 10 and so on. While all points written

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Notes on implementing Azure management groups

Using Azure management groups can bestow a ton on benefits in terms of consistent setup, securing and managing Azure subscriptions. However, setting up Azure management groups and using those management groups appropriately is more involved.

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Azure MeterCategory Names

Microsoft has been working on making improvements to the Azure meter category and sub category names over the last few months. The details of the same are available here and instructions on how to make

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What is AzCop?

Cloud Governance is a journey, not a destination. It touches almost every aspect of an enterprise’s infrastructure and IT processes. If done right it can force a positive cultural shift and can contribute to the

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available. You can check for it via ‘Windows Update’ or wait for it to be pushed to your device in a few weeks. Here’s a list of all

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Availability Zones in Azure

  Today, i am going to write another great thing about the cloud which is availability zones. One of the great things about the cloud is the ability to be available at all times. Customers

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Team Offsite

It started off as a meeting with select few people, due to limited time that our CEO, Phani, had during his India trip, but then we decided to invite all. After all there had been lot

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Azure VM as Remote Docker Host

Often I prefer building container images and running them on a docker host that is separate from my dev laptop. There are several reasons for doing this. But chief among them are that these images

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Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 – Hyderabad

It’s always a pleasure to share knowledge with the community. Successfully presented Cloud Design Patterns at Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 @ Microsoft IDC Hyderabad, India. Global Azure Bootcamp is always a huge event all around the world

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App Innovation Circle – 2018

It’s always been a pleasure to present on Microsoft Azure Cloud. Had an amazing experience in presenting Deep Dive on Microsft Azure and Serverless Computing at App Innovation Circle 2018 event held at Microsoft India Development Center , Hyderabad

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Virtual Machine Serial Console access

The public preview of Serial Console access for both Linux and Windows VMs has been launched. Managing and running virtual machines can be hard. But now, extensive tools are there to manage and secure the

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Deploy Function App to Azure using VS Code

This blog will walk you through the creation and deployment of a JavaScript Function application using the Azure Functions extension in Visual Studio Code. Prerequisites: Download Visual Studio Code Install Node.js and npm Note: To enable local debugging,

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Enabling Just-In-Time VM Access

  What is Just in time Virtual Machine access ? Just in time virtual machine (VM) access can be used to lock down inbound traffic to your Azure VMs, reducing exposure to attacks while providing

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Azure Application Gateway

Microsoft Azure Networking (Part – 3)

  Hello Everyone :) Thanks for following the blog. As we know this blog is a part of Microsoft Azure Networking blog series. This blog is Part – 3 where we continue the Networking resources

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Azure Networking

Microsoft Azure Networking (Part-2)

  Hello again :) Thanks for following the blog. As we know we have been covering Microsoft Azure Networking resources. This blog is Part – 2 where we continue the Networking resources. If you haven’t

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Azure

Azure ARM VM Snapshot (unmanaged Disks)

There are some scenarios where the managed Azure Backup Services may not be a suitable fit. So let’s discuss more on the custom backup strategy which uses snapshots behind the scenes.   Azure Storage provides the

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Azure Networking

Microsoft Azure Networking (Part-1)

  Hello Everyone :) As we all know Microsoft Azure is growing day by day and expanding its length and breadth. So, we are starting with few basic series of blogs which explains more on

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Azure

Azure Key Vault Implementation

  Continuing the previous blogs where we learned about Azure Key Vault Overview and also about Key Vault Lifecycle, lets do some hands on and understand how Key Vault is implemented in real world scenario. Today we will

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Azure

Azure Key Vault in Action

  Most of people might have heard or have used Azure Key Vault in some ways mostly for Encrypting a Windows/Linux VM in Azure or some might have used for securing Connection Strings. In this

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Docker

Docker and Containers.

What is Docker? Docker is an Open-source container technology that lets developers build, run and ship applications inside containers abstracting the virtual machines and Hypervisors and all of the overhead that is associated with it.

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Azure

Azure Site Recovery Supported Scenarios

Azure Site Recovery is a very effective service that is offered by Microsoft in the purview of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). While being able to migrate workloads from On-premises environments be it virtual

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Microsoft Azure Key Vault Lifecycle

In the previous post of Introduction to Azure Key Vault, we learnt about the basics of Azure Key Vault, keys and Authentication mechanism. In this blog we will be continuing with Key Vault lifecycle i.e., go through the

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Tagging Azure Resources

The Azure Resource manager model allows you to logically organize resources within a subscription. Read on to understand how tagging Azure Resources works. To help you manage your instances, images, and other Azure resources, you

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VMWare and Hyper-V World

In the world of virtualization, there are many platforms such as Integrity Virtual Machines, Oracle VM server for x86, Power VM etc. This blog focuses on VMWare and Hyper-V world of virtualization. VMWare vSphere: The

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Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault is a service that enables us to store & manage cryptographic keys and secrets in one central secure vault. All the sensitive data is stored on physical hardware security modules (HSM) –

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Azure Backup (Azure Resource Manager)

In traditional enterprise scenarios, organizations used to store their data on tapes for backup for long term retention. But, over the years that data has started to grow exponentially. Azure Backup is a robust and

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Azure Resource Manager

ARM or Azure Resource Manager is a new way of building and grouping resources in Azure. A resource is single entity in the infrastructure like a virtual machine or storage account and so on. And

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Azure Support and managing requests

Azure Support Requests A brief guide for those of you who do not know how to raise Azure Support requests and manage them. It’s there but it’s not there. What I mean is it’s easy

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Azure Disk Encryption

What is Azure Disk Encryption The intention of this post is to throw some light on Azure Disk Encryption and it’s features. So Let’s talk a little about disk encryption. Why Azure Disk Encryption ?

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Understanding Azure Subscription

Download the eBook here. One of the first questions that I get from customers who are serious about Microsoft Azure Cloud offering is “Where do I start?”, “What is an Azure subscription?” When you swipe

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Vocabulary of the New Azure Preview Portal

The New Azure Preview Portal. The user experience for the new azure preview portal (portal.azure.com) is quite different than the current management portal (manage.azure.com). I am no UX expert by any stretch but I wanted

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Microsoft Azure RBAC- Part 2

On 2/20/2015 Microsoft announced release of additional set of role based access controls. In my previous blog post we talked about RBAC concepts. In this blog post I wanted to highlight the importance of these

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Microsoft Azure RBAC.

Microsoft Azure RBAC What is Azure RBAC? RBAC is role based access control. A bit of history to begin with might help understand this better. Before RBAC there were two basic roles in Azure- 1)

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Windows azure caching 101

In Windows Azure there are three options for caching- Shared Cache Service, In-role caching and Azure Cache Service: “Shared Caching Service”, this was caching on a shared cluster and one could access the cache using

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The Rise of SaaS

The Information Technology world has seen many revolutions- the early calculators, telephones, printers, scanners, fax machines, the MAC, the PC and so on. And each advancement in the process of evolution did depend on work/knowledge

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VM Depot comes to Windows Azure Portal

Before 4th Feb 2013, the way you would deploy a Virtual Machine from VM depot was by using a command line tool. Check VM depot help documentation for detailed steps involved. The “VM depot” was

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Learning Windows Azure: Where to start?

You cannot start learning about Windows Azure without having a high level overview or the big picture about Cloud Computing in general. Start here “Cloud Computing: The Big Picture” by David Chappell. David Chappell is

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Windows Azure Affinity Group

When you try to deploy a windows azure service, you will be prompted with the below window asking you to choose a region or affinity group for deploying your service. Currently there are 8 sub-regions (If

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The Windows Azure Billing FAQ:

How does the Windows Azure billing work? You develop and test your applications/ service(s). Be it a windows forms or WPF app consuming services or be it an asp.net application, you end up hosting it

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Announcing Windows Azure MUGH BootCamp

I will be doing a Windows Azure bootcamp on 5th May at Microsoft Jubliee hills office. This bootcamp is strictly for the members of the MUGH (Microsoft User Group Hyderabad) community. And since this is

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Windows Azure Timeline!

One of the best ways to start learning is by knowing the evolution of a technology. Below is the timeline for Windows Azure platform right from the day when it was announced at PDC 2008

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TechEd India 2012- All things Azure

Since my focus is all things Azure, I wanted to consolidate the various Azure sessions happening at #TechEdIn. In this #techedin, in addition to Windows 8, one thing which will be covered in a big

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