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Provide High Availability for Azure AD Connect

Once you start rolling with Azure AD Connect and hybrid identity between local Active Directory and Azure Active Directory, one of your first thoughts is, "What happens if my Azure AD Connect server goes offline?" … [Read more...]

How to Configure a Quorum Cloud Witness for Failover Clustering

Most admins know a quorum has something to do with running servers, but this blog post explains its importance and how to configure for failover clustering Read the post here: How to Configure a Quorum Cloud Witness for Failover Clustering … [Read more...]

Storage Spaces Direct Hardware Requirements and Azure Stack HCI

What do you need to run Storage Spaces Direct effectively? We run down the recommended hardware requirement and also explain where Azure Stack HCI fits in Read the post here: Storage Spaces Direct Hardware Requirements and Azure Stack HCI … [Read more...]

What is Azure Bastion?

Azure Bastion Host is a Jump-server as a Service within an Azure vNet. Find out what that means and if this is a service you should be using Read the post here: What is Azure Bastion? … [Read more...]

A week in security (June 24 – 30)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we peeled back the mystery on an elusive malware campaign that relied on blank JavaScript injections, detailed for readers our latest telemetry on the tricky GreenFlash Sundown exploit, and looked at one of the top campaigns directing traffic toward scareware pages for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services. We also doubled down on our commitment—and significantly … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Azure Stack Pre-Installation Checklist

This article explains what steps are important to check, and which configuration options are needed to make sure Azure Stack runs smoothly and properly Read the post here: The Ultimate Azure Stack Pre-Installation Checklist … [Read more...]

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...]