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How to Build an Azure Custom Build/Release Task

Creating a Custom Pipeline Task Azure DevOps, the Microsoft solution providing a comprehensive development environment, has the ability to create custom pipeline tasks. These tasks are built using NodeJS and developed using Typescript, which is a superset language of JavaScript originally developed by Microsoft. Keep in mind that this article, and some code examples within, assume you are using … [Read more...]

How to Create an Azure File Share with PowerShell

One of the nice things about having a simple Windows file share on a local file server is that the support to transfer files to/from it is built into Windows. Since the share is created for SMB, you can map Windows drives to it, navigate to it’s UNC path and so on. When the Microsoft Azure and other cloud offerings first came around, storage options were greatly increased allowing you to store … [Read more...]

Introduction to Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

Network Security Groups (NSG) allow admins to organize, filter and route network traffic. Here are the capabilities and best practices for Azure NSGs Read the post here: Introduction to Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs) … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Optimal Size for Your Azure Virtual Machine

In this guide, we show you how to select the best IaaS Virtual Machine (VM) size to optimize your service when it runs in the public cloud Read the post here: How to Choose the Optimal Size for Your Azure Virtual Machine … [Read more...]

5 Powerful Ways to Use Azure IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service on Azure can do a lot, but some uses really demonstrate the platform's power. Here are 5 of the most valuable uses of Azure IaaS Read the post here: 5 Powerful Ways to Use Azure IaaS … [Read more...]

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM)

Find out what Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is, what it can do, and how you should use it. Guide to key features, applications, and links to further reading Read the post here: Introduction to Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) … [Read more...]

Microsoft MVP Fredrik Nilsson on Azure Stack [Video Interview]

Fredrik Nilsson from Dell EMC shares his expert knowledge about Azure Stack discussing ideal use cases and how the technology can be used to its maximum Read the post here: Microsoft MVP Fredrik Nilsson on Azure Stack [Video Interview] … [Read more...]

How to Create an Azure DevTest Lab

Lab environments are essential to lots of people in IT, including system administrators needing to test out the latest software or software developers needing to deploy their own custom software to test before rolling it out to production. … [Read more...]

How to Download from Azure Blob Storage with MOVEit and PowerShell

One of the main goals of MOVEit Managed File Transfer, and Ipswitch as a whole, has been to help IT teams work more efficiently.  … [Read more...]

How to Make an Availability Set in Azure

Availability Sets run across multiple locations so in a failure, only a subset of your VMs are impacted. An essential feature of any reliable cloud solution Read the post here: How to Make an Availability Set in Azure … [Read more...]