Azure Deployment templates – Variables vs Parameters

I was having a conversation today with a fellow CSA, and found myself explaining an all-too-common question.  Doing a quick web search using some Bing-Fu, I came across 0 articles that seemed to make it simple.  This being a go-to place for simple cloud, I thought it might be a good topic to blog about. Azure Deployment templates -> variables […]

Using PowerShell to Sync Blob Containers Across Storage Accounts

[Link to script on GitHub] Background: I was working with a customer who needed to perform file backups housed in a specific storage account and a specific container to a separate storage account.  Geo-redundant storage (GRS) was enabled at the storage account level providing physical redundancy of the customer’s data in across 2 separate data centers however the customer was […]

Episode 1 – Storage in the Enterprise – [Show Notes]

Episode 1 is live! Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Azure Storage Services in the Enterprise! Link to the Deck: Azure Storage Services   In Part 1, we will walk through the basics of Azure storage for those new to Azure or seeking to gain some knowledge into how Azure storage works, how it’s used throughout Azure and […]

Azure Linux Agent – Repair

Recently, I was working with a customer who makes extensive use of Linux workloads in Azure deploying many heavily customized virtual machines (VM) into Azure.  After some reboots, installing packages, and performing some system configuration tasks the customer ran into an issue where the Azure Linux agent was unable to communicate with the Azure Fabric to report the health and […]

Azure Platform Announcements – Simplified!

Looking for an easy to understand overview on some of the recent announcements and enhancements in Azure? Check out the latest Taste of Premier Episode where I walk through some of the latest enhancements of Azure and demonstrate how to leverage them for important workloads!  In this webcast we walk through subscription policies where you can control regions users deploy […]

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