Category: Azure

According to Microsoft, Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organisation meet business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using various tools and frameworks.

From DevOps to business analytics to the Internet of Things, Azure is designed to have users up and running quickly with a scalable, cost-effective solution that works with your existing investments.

This cloud computing service is a big part of Microsoft’s business, and it competes with similar services from Amazon and Google.

Therefore, our Azure Category is full of handy tips, tricks and advise. Check out some of the Step by Step blogs or learn with our eBooks, How To videos and Webinars.

Identity and Access Management
Identity and Access Management
Blog Posts

In non-cloud environments with static configurations, the focus has often been on firewalls and a traffic-centric approach for security. However, in the cloud, resources become dynamic, infrastructure and networking are shared, and users expect access to applications and data from any location at any time. Trying to manage your cloud security with firewall rules alone… READ MORE

Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)
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Implementation of information security may be subject to multiple priorities and constraints, including financial constraints. To understand the situation for your organization specifically, consider the three major factors below: Governance: security for your organization must not only be correctly designed and applied but must also be tracked and audited. Risk: your organization will have its… READ MORE

Serverless in the Wild: Azure Functions Production Usage Statistics
Serverless in the Wild: Azure Functions Production Usage Statistics
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Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research released a paper called “Serverless in the Wild: Characterizing and Optimizing the Serverless Workload at a Large Cloud Provider”. In part 1 of the paper, they revealed some insightful statistics about the actual production usage of Azure Functions for two weeks in summer 2019. This blog post is my summary and highlights… READ MORE

Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure - Governance (Part V)
Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure – Governance (Part V)
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Governance The guidance in this section of the Cloud Adoption Framework provides examples of actionable governance guides that represent common experiences often encountered by customers. Each example encapsulates business risks, corporate policies for risk mitigation, and design guidance for implementing technical solutions. It can help you to create personalized governance solutions that meet a variety… READ MORE

Build a Strong Cloud Perimeter with Conditional Access
Build a Strong Cloud Perimeter with Conditional Access
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Phew, another article about Conditional Access. That’s right, there a quite a few already. Fortunately, this topic never gets old. Here’s why: In the cloud there are no traditional network perimeters anymore. On-prem appliances are rendered useless as cloud services can be accessed world-wide. All you need is a valid set of credentials to sign-in.… READ MORE

Azure DevOps and Cross-Repo Branch Policies
Azure DevOps and Cross-Repo Branch Policies
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In a previous webcast we had for Microsoft Western Europe about using Azure DevOps for managing Dynamics 365 Business Central projects, when talking about the best practice to set policies for your branches, there was an interesting question: can I create cross-repositories branch policies? Also programmatically? I’ve partially answered the question and this post aims to… READ MORE