Creating VMs in Azure for virtualizationreview.com

In my monthly column for virtualizationreview.com I look at creating a VM in Azure. First the next-next-next wizard to get a basic VM up and running, then we break that down and approach it in a better way, creating a resource group to house networking, diagnostics storage, backup storage and a network security group (NSG) for security before we create one or more VMs. Read it here.

This article is also laying the foundation for the next few columns where I’m going to explore Azure more in-depth with step by step articles and the why behind the how-to.

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Azure Advanced Threat Protection for 4Sysops

My post on Azure Advanced Threat Protection is now live on 4sysops. AATP is the same tool as Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) that Microsoft has had in market for a few years, except it’s a cloud service and there’s no on-premises infrastructure except for agents that collect events and network data from your Domain Controllers. There’s no better way to protect yourself from Pass The Hash and all the related attacks than AATP/ ATP. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – What’s New in the GA Release of Microsoft Windows Admin Center

My article on Windows Admin Center (WAC), the artist formerly known as Project Honolulu is now online at virtualizationreview.com. In this article I cover the different deployment options, extensions, and the security improvements over the earlier preview versions. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com–Windows Server 2019: What’s New in Hyper-V

I’m just catching up on some monthly articles that have been published recently. A little while ago my monthly column over at virtualizationreview.com, covered what’s coming in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2019. Read it here.

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