Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Azure news from Ignite

My latest column for virtualizationreview.com is now live. Here I look at the new and improved services announced for Azure at Ignite last month. I cover security improvements (where the Office Secure Score gains a sibling in Azure Secure Score), the new Ultra SSD option, Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Beyond IaaS with Microsoft Azure

My latest monthly column is now live at virtualizationreview.com. In the article, which builds on the three previous IaaS in Azure posts I look at how to move to the cloud but not just lifting and shifting VMs. Adding PaaS services for databases, web sites, backup etc. is a better way of adopting cloud. Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Tips & Tricks To Secure and Optimize Azure VMs

In this month’s column for virtualizationreview.com I round off the three part series with a look at IaaS VM security, how to access VMs, how to optimize networking and how to use Security Center with your IaaS deployments.  Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Optimizing VMs in Azure

In my column for virtualizationreview.com for last month I dig deeper into IaaS VMs in Azure and cover things such as picking the right VM size, how to deploy multiple VMs, setting up storage the right way, and managing disk encryption the right way. Read it here.

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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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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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