Microsoft – CyberSecurity and Azure

Security security security, never bypass security!… It is easier said than done, assume breach is the going working assumption in the industry. As Tom Janetscheck said “it is not a security breach if it wasn´t secure before” when he held a presentation at Skåne Azure User Group. One thing i recall from The keynote at … Read more

Automate Disk initialization on VM with Azure Desired State Configuration

A common scenario is that Azure VMs are being provisioned with some extra disks attached, those disks then needs to be initialized before use. Doing that for more than one server becomes time consuming so it needs to be automated. I recently ran across this need again and recall solving it with DSC, of course … Read more

Speaker at Experts Live Netherlands 2018, Azure, Big Data etc.

First time speaker @ExpertsliveNL, honored to have been selected and looking forward to it! Next week on Tuesday 19/6 in Ede, Netherlands 16:15-17:15 i will be holding a session covering what i learned engaging in an early adoption of HDInsight, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Lake Analytics, some OSS components and the vision to build … Read more

Getting started with Serverless in Azure with Azure Functions

Curious about serverless or already joined the serverless movement? This post focuses on Azure Functions as the serverless component, a really useful “just throw code at it” service that lets you be flexible, agile, scalable and all other nice cloudy buzz superlatives that you can think of. Just jump in an try it! Get some … Read more

Getting Started With Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview #ARM

The evolution never stops! I have been doing some Azure Resource Manager related work with building templates and setting up governance with processes and management for a service organization, the challenge in this is seldom the technical solutions J (even though there are room for improvement on the technical side also) So Azure PowerShell 1.0 … Read more

Endpoint Protection on Azure VM not working

I had deployed several servers with the Security Extension direct from the portal. But when I needed to exclude something I got this error. I found a solution here and it worked. 1: Open a CMD as admin. 2: Navigate to “program files/microsoft security client”, and then run “configsecuritypolicy cleanuppolicy.xml” (if you use TAB you … Read more

Azure Handbook and Architecture resources

This book is useful to get insight and a summation of what Azure is about, what you can use it for and why Azure is the most complete cloud. The book is not detailed about “how to” but most FAQs you have this book should be able to answer, for example. *Limitations *Security *Pricing *Support … Read more