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#Azure101 #AllAboutStorage Deciding when to use #Blobs, #Files, #Disks

June 6, 2018 Comments off

…Microsoft Azure provides several features in Azure Storage for storing and accessing your data in the cloud. This article covers Azure Files, Blobs, and Disks, and is designed to help you choose between these features…

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-decide-blobs-files-disks?toc=%2fazure%2fstorage%2ffiles%2ftoc.json

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Understand differences between #VSTS and #TFS #Visual Studio

June 6, 2018 Comments off

#InANutshell…VSTS is the cloud offering…#TFS is the On-Prem offering ….

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/user-guide/about-vsts-tfs?view=vsts

VSTS and Team Foundation Server (TFS) both provide an integrated, collaborative environment that supports Git, continuous integration, and Agile tools for planning and tracking work.

Fundamental differences between TFS and VSTS

When you plan a move, there are a few fundamental differences between TFS and VSTS that are important for you to understand….. Read more

 

 

 

#Azure101 #VMStorage Managed and UnManaged Disks Differences #LunchBreakLearning

June 4, 2018 Comments off

SQL in Azure…A Tale of two Deployments (IaaS & PaaS) #AzureSQL #SQLServer

June 4, 2018 Comments off

The SQL Deployment Model illustrated in a Nutshell….

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Microsoft Documentation Articles:

 

Choose a cloud SQL Server option: Azure SQL (PaaS) Database or SQL Server on Azure VMs (IaaS):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-paas-vs-sql-server-iaas

 

Frequently asked questions for SQL Server running on Windows Azure Virtual Machines (SQL as IaaS):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sql/virtual-machines-windows-sql-server-iaas-faq

 

Frequently asked questions for Azure SQL (SQL as PaaS):

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-faq

#AzureSecurity Network Security Techniques for Azure #NSG #NVA #UDR #VPN #ExpressRoute #NTierArchitecture

January 18, 2017 Comments off

…Microsoft Azure platform allows customers to seamlessly extend their infrastructure into the cloud and build multi-tier architectures. Additionally, third parties can enable enhanced capabilities by offering security services and virtual appliances. This white paper provides an overview of security and architectural issues that customers should consider … It also covers creating more secure services in Azure virtual networks…

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“…The following logic chart can direct you to a specific example of the many security techniques available with the Azure platform. For quick reference, find the example that best fits your case. For expanded explanations, continue reading through the paper….”

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Example 1: Build a perimeter network (also known as DMZ, demilitarized zone, or screened subnet) to help protect applications with network security groups (NSGs).
Example 2: Build a perimeter network to help protect applications with a firewall and NSGs.
Example 3: Build a perimeter network to help protect networks with a firewall, user-defined route (UDR), and NSG.
Example 4: Add a hybrid connection with a site-to-site, virtual appliance virtual private network (VPN).
Example 5: Add a hybrid connection with a site-to-site, Azure VPN gateway.
Example 6: Add a hybrid connection with ExpressRoute.

Bye Bye Azure RemoteApp your time is up…All Hail Citrix XenApp express #RIP_RemoteApp #Sunset

August 15, 2016 Comments off

“…In a surprising move, Microsoft have announced that they are sunsetting Azure RemoteApp in favour of Citrix XenApp “express” on August 31st, 2017C…”

” … Customers have provided us consistent feedback that they want a comprehensive, end-to-end, cloud-based solution for delivering Windows apps. The best way for us to deliver this is with Citrix through XenApp “express”, currently under development. XenApp “express” combines the simplicity of application remoting and the scalability of Azure with the security, management, and performance benefits of XenApp, to deliver Windows applications to any employee on any device…”

“…Given this, we will gradually wind down the delivery of Azure RemoteApp over the next year. We are absolutely committed to ensuring our existing Azure RemoteApp customers have a smooth transition. Additional options for customers include moving to a hosted solution through one of our many hosting partners, as well as Remote Desktop Services deployed on Azure IaaS…”

#HotTopic #AzureUpdate – VNET Peering | Public #ChristmasEarly

July 28, 2016 Comments off

“…VNet Peering provides the ability to link two Virtual Networks in the same geo region directly. It allows Virtual Machine resources in both the VNets to connect directly through private IP addresses as if it were part of the same network. VNet peering achieves this by routing packets between the Virtual Networks through the internal Azure backbone network and thus does not involve any gateway in the path. This allows for a low latency, high bandwidth connection between the Virtual Machines in the VNets. VNet peering also allows transit through the peered VNets, thus a Network Virtual Appliance or a VPN gateway in one VNet can be used by a Virtual Machine in another peered VNet. Peering will work across VNets in different subscriptions and between an ARM (V2) and ASM (V1) VNet. It does not work between two ASM VNets….”  http://bit.ly/2awjIRe

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