Tag: Azure

Azure Extended network (“L2” – ish connections)

In November 2019 at the Microsoft Ignite conference there was a demo on how to extend your on-premises network to Azure. While embedded in a regular Azure session, one might think this allows you to do a L2 extension of your network into an Azure network, its actually not. Yes, you can have overlapping subnets […]

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Delegated Windows Virtual Desktop Deployment

When deploying Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure you can use all the administrative credentials you can find as per the guide. But what if you are in a more “regular” environment where you don’t have “Domain Admin” and “Global Admin” permissions? In that case, you follow this post where we will look at who needs […]

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Highly Available Firewalls and Proxies in Azure

New and old technology usually don’t work well together. Trying to connect your Betamax video player to an OLED screen may be a challenge. It will work, but how? The same principle applies to traditional firewall setups in the cloud. With the virtualization of the networking stack not all features available in physical networks are […]

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Azure KeyVault BYOK

In a previous post I went into the cloud encryption architectures. One of the topics in the post was the use of your own keys in KeyVault. In this post I’ll go hands-on with an nCipher HSM that their team graciously gave me….. (ok I borrowed it and I have to give it back..) to […]

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Privately moving data to Azure Storage

Azure Storage is awesome it’s a durable, highly available, massively scalable cloud storage solution with public endpoints. But what if you don’t want public endpoints. What if you want a private endpoint only? A customer asked me, how can I copy data using Azure Data Factory over my ExpressRoute link to my Azure Storage account […]

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AZ Cleanup

I already published a script for cleaning up Azure resources, but found that with the introduction of the new AZ commands and later versions of the PShell CMDLets it was getting out of date fast. So I worked on a new module (.psm1) to replace it and give me more freedom to use the unused […]

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Enable/Disable Accelerated Networking on Azure VM’s part 2

In my previous post, I talked about using a custom script to redeploy VM’s with Accelerated networking enabled or disabled. The latest PowerShell cmd’lets however make things a lot easier and don’t require you to re-deploy the entire VM anymore. So, this post is a followup to the previous one and explains how to enable […]

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Encryption in the Cloud

One of the hottest topics with customers in their “journey” to adopt cloud is the topic of encryption. Data that goes up into space needs to be controlled to avoid leakage to hackers, script kiddies and what not. In the next few series I will be looking at Encryption in Azure, but let’s start with […]

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Exclusive: Azure Gateway OpenVPN P2S profile creator

Since only a few days (and for the few that read this before the Ignite launch: in a few days) the Azure Virtual Network Gateway will support P2S connections based on OpenVPN. This means that the connections from all your clients to Azure networks becomes a whole lot easier. Connect with your phone, tablet, Mac […]

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ImmutableID – mS-DS-ConsistencyGuid – ADConnect – final part

One of the most looked at topics on this blogpost is the ImmutableID series for Azure AD Connect and AADSync. And I wanted to give an update to this, given the latest versions of Azure AD Connect seemed to have adopted the idea to use the ms-ds-ConsistencyGuid (or any other value) to replace the ImmutableID used for synchronization. Don’t worry, please keep reading the other posts, as they clearly explain the how behind the idea of using the alternative ImmutableID.. and this post is just to tell you.. Microsoft has made the implementation a lot easier!

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