How to Create and Configure ExpressRoute Circuits

One of the main objectives for an organization moving to a public cloud, in any type of shape or form, is regarding the overall performance experience: It cannot be a downgraded version of what they have with their on-premises services. Microsoft is well aware of that, therefore created some time back the possibility to use private connections from your datacenter […]

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How to deploy a Domain Controller on Microsoft Azure

Active Directory is the heart of your network. The domain controller of your active directory domain is responsible for a lot of on-premises connectivity (LDAP, DNS, …) and is probably extended to the cloud (Azure AD connect). It’s clear that this domain controller is the single point of failure. That’s why you always should have 2 or more domain controllers in an […]

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Comply your AD password expiration policy with Azure AD

How does EnforceCloudPasswordPolicyForPasswordSyncedUsers policy works? If you have an expiration policy configured in your on-premise environment, this is not synced to Azure AD. This results in the scenario where a user can continue to work and access company resources when authenticating against Azure AD, although the password has expired in the on-premise AD. If you want to be able to […]

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Azure — ExpressRoute Overview

What is Azure ExpressRoute? — Introduction to Azure ExpressRoute Azure ExpressRoute lets you seamlessly extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft Azure. This connection between your organization and Azure is dedicated and private. ExpressRoute Key points ExpressRoute is a private connection from your on-premises infrastructure to your Azure infrastructure. Your data doesn’t travel over the public internet. Connection between your […]

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Azure — Virtual Network (VNet) Peering Overview

Introduction to Virtual Network (VNet) Peering in Azure VNet peering (or virtual network peering) enables you to connect virtual networks. A VNet peering connection between virtual networks enables you to route traffic between them privately through IPv4 addresses. Virtual machines in the peered VNets can communicate with each other as if they are within the same network. VNet Peering Types1. Regional […]

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Getting Started with Infrastructure as Code

What is IaC? When you are new to the cloud, your early interactions are via the web portals such portal.azure.com for Microsoft Azure or aws.amazon.com for Amazon Web Services. This is ideal for at the start, because it’s interactive and follows a step-wise approach to resource creation which is great for learning. However, when scale, automation and repetition is required, using a portal is […]

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Azure — Difference between Azure Load Balancer and Application Gateway

Azure Load Balancer vs Application Gateway in Azure Azure Load Balancer works with traffic at Layer 4, while Application Gateway works with Layer 7 traffic, and specifically with HTTP (including HTTPS and WebSockets). Azure Application Gateway Application Gateway (AGW) is a web traffic manager for your web applications (one or multiple) i.e. load balancer that enables you to manage traffic […]

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Azure — Azure Private Link Overview

Introduction to Azure Private Link TL;DR: Private Link enables access to hosted customer and partner services over a private endpoint in your virtual network. It enables a true private connectivity experience between services and virtual networks. Azure Private Link brings Azure services inside the customer’s private VNet. The service resources can be accessed using the private IP address just like any other […]

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How to connect to Microsoft Azure using Powershell

Install the following components on your system to connect to your Microsoft Azure subscription using PowerShell: Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW Select the appropriate version of your OS Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version) The 32-bit version is discontinued by October 20, 2014. You must be a tenant administrator (i.e. company administrator, global administrator) […]

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