Azure Basics Part 6 – Template Deployment

In my last post I mentioned ‘Deployment scripts’ and after that I got few comments and e-mails about this subject. So I decided to make it subject of my next post. Template deployment is one of the benefits of ARM (Azure Resource Manager). ARM enables you to bind different resources into resource group and view…

Azure Basics Part 5 – Azure SQL Administration

In last post I wrote about creating new Azure SQL database. At the end of post, I mentioned that features available from SSMS when connected to Azure SQL are very poor when compared to full MS SQL Server. When we compare these two, we can see that in Azure SQL we are missing Server objects,…

Azure Basics Part 4 – SQL PaaS

Next few posts will be about one of my favorite subjects – SQL. When we talk about databases in Azure there is lot of options, depending on what you need. If you need more services that traditional MS SQL Server offered on premise, best way is to use IaaS, VM with MS SQL Server installed….

Azure Basics Part 3 – NSG

In Part 1 we created VNet and in Part 2 we talked about how to create new VM. Once your VM is deployed, it’s ready to be used for whatever purpose you have for it. But you’ll probably want some of VMs to be accessible from outside your VNet, especially if this VM is webserver with IIS role…

Azure Basics Part 2 – Creating VM

Next step in creating Azure IaaS is adding VM to VNet we previously created. In Azure portal select ‘New’, then ‘Virtual Machines’ and then select OS you want. In this case I will select Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter. Again be sure to select ‘Resource Manager’ from menu and click ‘ Create’   New tile will open…

Azure Basics Part 1 – Creating VNet

Creating VNet is basically first step in creating your IaaS in Azure. Once you create VNet you can add VMs to it and allow traffic between them, you can connect your local (on-prem) network by Site-2-Site or Point-2-Site and so on. We’ll talk about those more in next posts. In Azure portal select ‘New’, then ‘Networking’ and…

Azure Basics – Beginnings

Lately I neglected blog due other obligations –  my job, speaking at various conferences and doing Azure trainings. Mostly I spoke about Azure IaaS, networking in Azure, extending local Datacenter to the cloud etc. What caught my attention is that a lot of audience was asking questions about basic Azure IaaS like how do we attach…

Microsoft MVP Award

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone! For me this year started great, so I wanted to look back and review events from 2015 that lead me here. So everything starts with my job as System Engineer at Comp Group where I have opportunity to work on great projects and use latest technologies. As I like…

How to join Windows 10 device to Azure AD

There are many amazing features in Windows 10 but one that got me most is Azure AD Join. So in this post I’ll explain how to join Windows 10 device to Azure AD. You need to set up Azure AD first (or you can use Default Directory). In Azure portal you select + (new).  …

Cloud computing

Lately cloud computing has been trend in IT. In these post I will try to explain basic concept and models of cloud. Cloud computing is a bit strange to define but basically it is consuming IT as a service. It can be anything from using hosted application to using your own infrastructure to achieve better…