Column for Virtualizationreview.com – What Microsoft Azure Stack Is and Isn’t

My April 2018 column on Azure Stack is now live at virtualizationreview.com. I sat the 70-537 exam on Azure Stack some weeks ago and in studying for that I realised that Azure Stack was a very different solution than the previous version, Azure Pack.

This article explains those differences, as well as the differences between Azure Public and Azure Stack – read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

What’s new in Azure networking for 4sysops

Following on from my post on the very useful service endpoints in Azure my new post about networking in Azure and what’s new from Ignite 2017 and since then is now online at 4sysops. I cover virtual network (vNet) peering, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection, network security groups (NSGs), Accelerated Networking, and point-to-site (P2S) VPN enhancements. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Troubleshooting access to an Azure VM that is not starting for 4Sysops

Another post on Azure for 4Sysops has been live for a little bit now. In this article I look at how to troubleshoot access to both Linux and Windows VMs in Azure if you’re having trouble connecting to them, or want to find out who did what to them. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Column for Virtualizationreview.com–System Center 1801 is here

After a short break my monthly column is back on Virtualizationreview.com. In this article I look at the first incarnation of the Semi Annual Channel (Twice a year) version of System Center, particularly VMM, DPM and OM for virtualization. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

Azure virtual network service endpoints for 4Sysops

Continuing my investigatory articles into Azure networking at 4Sysops, looking at what’s coming down the pipe, in this article I look at vNet service endpoints which are a way to limit what services a resource can talk to based on tags. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

System Center Operations Manager and Data Protection Manager preview 1711 Preview for 4Sysops

The second, and last, part of my look at the 1711 Preview of System Center, recently released as 1801 is now online at 4sysops. This time I look at what’s new in DPM and SCOM, read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.