Mount File Share As Network Drive Using Point to Site (P2S) VPN Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud using the SMB protocol. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. Additionally, Azure file shares can be cached on Windows Servers with Azure File Sync for fast access near where the data is being... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Control Azure Services with Command Line Interface

Download PDF: ControlAzureServicesWithCLI We know that the Azure portal is great for performing any and every task that we can think of, and also to check the state of the existing resources. But for repetitive tasks, using the command-line interface and a set of commands or a script with a group of commands can... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Automate Azure Tasks Using PowerShell

Download PDF: AutomateAzuretasksusingscriptswithPowerShell-VAT Creating PowerShell scripts is a very powerful way to optimize administrative tasks and workflow. Using Azure PowerShell, you can automate common, repetitive tasks. As an Azure Administrator, it is recommended that you have a hands-on working with PowerShell commands and creating scripts. This is Part 2 of the Manage resources in Azure... Continue Reading →

Data Obfuscation in Kusto Query Language

One of the facts about the Azure Data Explorer Cluster is that the system tracks all the queries and stores them for telemetry and analysis purposes and, therefore, this data is available for the cluster owner to view. There may be a condition where your query contains sensitive data, such as passwords, contact details, SSN... Continue Reading →

Understanding Microsoft Azure Storage

Azure Storage understanding As the name suggests, Microsoft Azure Storage is a cloud storage solution from Microsoft. It provides a highly scalable storage solution for objects, file system, messaging, and tables, which is non-relational. Azure Storage is: Highly available and durable. Azure storage ensures that customers data is safe and available in the events... Continue Reading →

Understanding and Configuring Azure Front Door Services Today we are going to discuss Azure Front Door Services, for which Microsoft announced general availability on April 4th, 2019. We will try to understand the capabilities of Azure Front Door Services, and how does is it different from Azure Traffic Manager. We will have a quick demo on configuring Azure Front Door Services... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Announces Changes in Azure Administrator Associate Certification   In a yet another certification change announcement, Microsoft announced changes in the Azure Administrator Certification Exam. It is overwhelming to see so many changes to their Azure Administrator certification path. The changes were announced on Mar 20, 2019 The announcement from Microsoft brings a mixed bag of reactions from all corners. It brings... Continue Reading →

Understanding Application Gateway Application Gateway in Azure offers layer 7 load balancer capabilities that manage traffic to your web applications over HTTP or HTTPS. With Application Gateway, you can be even more specific about the route to be followed and the destination to be reached, which means that you can route traffic based on the incoming URL... Continue Reading →

Azure Virtual Networks: Part 03 – Creating Point-to-Site VPN (Demo) Point-to-Site VPN A Point-to-Site (P2S) VPN gateway helps in the creation of a secure connection to Azure Virtual Network from a Remote Location. Point-to-Site VPN connections are useful when we have fewer clients, who want to connect to the Azure VNet from a remote location, like telecommuting from home or a conference. Point-to-Site connections... Continue Reading →

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