Azure in Education

Azure architect team's thoughts, common questions, tips and tricks on using Azure in education

Azure Education Governance Series

One of the challenges education customers face when starting to adopt Azure is understanding how...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 10/10/2018

Windows and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Support - free security updates in Azure

OK folks, let's talk about that stage in a Database Server or Windows Server's lifecycle in EDU that...

Author: Manuel Garriga - EDU Date: 07/18/2018

How can you test RA-GRS redundancy?

I had a university in Los Angeles who wanted to walk through how to recover from a secondary RA-GRS...

Author: markga Date: 05/30/2018

The Sprint 132 Update of Azure Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has rolled out

@Chef Gillani The Sprint 132 Update of  Azure Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has rolled out to...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 05/15/2018

@Chef Gillani Azure DevOps with VSTS by Damian Brady, Abel Wang Container DevOps in Azure by Steven...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 05/15/2018

Where can I find the latest Azure training?

We have many free Azure training offerings available to get started learning Azure. Here are several...

Author: markga Date: 05/05/2018

How to setup Global VNet peering in Azure

Now that Global VNet peering has gone to GA I had a large university in California ask how to set...

Author: markga Date: 04/24/2018

Use Azure Policy to help enforce compliance standards for your Azure deployments

Scenario: You need to allow researchers the flexibility to create storage accounts in Azure but you...

Author: Manuel Garriga - EDU Date: 02/24/2018

How can you change your default Azure AD in your subscription?

There is now a new way to change your default Azure AD in your subscription. I ran into a few...

Author: markga Date: 02/16/2018

Monitoring Azure Resources – Tools and Technology

As you think about building applications in Azure, or migrating VMs to Azure, one of the common...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 10/13/2017

Azure SQL DB in 1. 2. 3.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions in Azure provide significant benefits that allow our...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 07/15/2017

New Azure VPN Gateway SKU's provide much higher bandwidth for hybrid workloads

Background:  Education customers, particularly Higher Education customers, tend to invest in...

Author: Manuel Garriga - EDU Date: 06/23/2017

Automatic Long Term Retention for Azure SQL Backup - Cloud Recipes

Chef Gillani Many applications have regulatory, compliance, or other business purposes that require...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 06/18/2017

Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment Tool - Cloud Recipes

Chef Gillani Move to the cloud with confidence The Virtual Machines Readiness Assessment tool will...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 06/15/2017

Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool - Cloud Recipes

Chef Gillani Ever wished you could have a Microsoft engineer personally tune up your Azure Virtual...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 06/15/2017

CPUs, GPUs, TPUs, oh my!

Introduction With the rebirth of AI, the demand for computing has gone through the roof. If you...

Author: raghavanns Date: 06/01/2017

Docker Swarm on Azure

Introduction As an application programmer dabbling in infrastructure, I am always looking at...

Author: raghavanns Date: 05/15/2017

Azure Cognitive API in action

I did some search and assembled together a POC for a University Health Center and wanted to share...

Author: shupadh Date: 04/26/2017

How can I get started with Kubernetes using Azure Container Service?

I had a university customer in the northwest ask me about how to get quickly started with the newer...

Author: markga Date: 04/23/2017

How can I get started with Azure Machine Learning?

This was a question from a university researcher in the Pacific northwest. The good news is our...

Author: markga Date: 03/18/2017

New managed disk storage option for your Azure VMs

Available this week there is a new simplified and optimized storage option for your Azure virtual...

Author: markga Date: 02/11/2017

Changing VM Sizes in Azure

I had a few customers ask me if they could really move up and down in Azure VM SKU types dynamically...

Author: markga Date: 12/14/2016

Oracle Workloads on Azure

Workload Azure Target Guidance Oracle Database Linux or Windows VMs Oracle Database can be...

Author: shupadh Date: 11/07/2016

Azure Site Recovery Video Series

Our education customers across the country put forth a significant effort to ensure their...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 11/04/2016

Introduction to Azure Enterprise and Subscription Management

Posted on behalf of Monica Reynolds, Azure Principal Solution Specialist, US-EDU Setting up Azure...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 10/29/2016

How can I use Azure AD Domain Services?

Several of my education customers have deployed domain controllers running in Azure. They are asking...

Author: markga Date: 10/15/2016

The Power of JSON Templates

Creating templates is a powerful way to quickly deploy environments in Azure.  There are many use...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 09/28/2016

How do I start learning or using Azure?

A question that gets asked very often...and you are not the first or only one! There are several...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 09/23/2016

How can I connect my premises or data center to my Azure subscription?

Network Architecture between your Institution premises or data center to your Azure subscription...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 09/23/2016

Deploy ADFS Infrastructure In Azure

One of the most common scenarios that customers are asking to learn about is the deployment of an...

Author: Eric W. DeBord Date: 09/16/2016

ExpressRoute common customer questions answered

I was asked by a higher education customer in Arizona some questions about ExpressRoute for their...

Author: markga Date: 08/24/2016

Azure Bootcamp Workshops

As a new CSA I got to attend Cloud Bootcamp in Seattle couple of weeks back. The highlight of the...

Author: shupadh Date: 08/22/2016

Deciphering Performance levels and DTUs for a single Azure SQL DB

I was asked by a higher education customer in the southwest to explain the various Azure SQL...

Author: markga Date: 07/19/2016

How can you create a Red Hat image for Azure based on an on premises Red Hat VM?

I had a university in the Midwest ask me how to create Red Hat Images for Azure from an on premises...

Author: markga Date: 07/15/2016

How should I compare Azure SQL Database (PaaS) to SQL Server running on a Azure VM (IaaS)?

Azure SQL database is a fast growing service with several features being added each month hence its...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 07/15/2016

What features are not supported in Azure SQL Database?

Azure SQL database is a fast growing service with several features being added each month hence its...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 07/15/2016

How can I get Windows 8.1 running as an Azure VM?

You want run Windows 8.1 as an Azure VM without using an MSDN subscription. This currently is not an...

Author: markga Date: 06/28/2016

Using Azure RemoteApp in Education

UPDATE Sept 2016 : Azure RemoteApp is no longer available after Oct 1st 2016. A new Azure...

Author: markga Date: 06/17/2016

Where can I find the IP ranges for Azure?

I have had a few customers who wanted to whitelist or lock down the Azure IP datacenter traffic. The...

Author: markga Date: 05/13/2016

Azure Internet egress fee wavier for academic customers

Fantastic news for Azure education customers in North America and Europe (Zone 1) today. The Azure...

Author: markga Date: 05/03/2016

Using Azure resource manager policy and Azure lock to control your Azure resources

My higher education customer in the Midwest was asking how they could control regional placement of...

Author: markga Date: 04/27/2016

Quick Start Scenario for Azure DevTest Labs - Cloud Recipes

Chef Gillani Hello and welcome to "Enterprise Cookbook for Cloud Recipes". In this three parts video...

Author: Shimail Gillani Date: 04/23/2016

Where can I find my Azure Billing Reports?

This blog post is for organizations that have licensed Azure through an Enterprise Program (EP) such...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 04/19/2016

What is Azure Data Lake?

Azure Data Lake includes all the capabilities required to make it easy for developers, data...

Author: srakesh28 Date: 04/15/2016

What is Azure ExpressRoute? and How do I get Started?

In this blog we will try to answer some of the most common questions that comes to mind by every...

Author: srakesh28 Date: 04/15/2016

How can I use the Hybrid Use Benefit in Azure?

There are a few questions about Azure HUB I have been getting asked about with education customers...

Author: markga Date: 04/13/2016

What should I know when setting up my Azure SQL Database (PaaS)?

This article is a consolidation of useful tips while setting up your own Azure SQL Database and...

Author: Gaurav Hind Date: 04/11/2016

What options do I have for my college professors who want to use Azure in their classroom?

A university in the southwest wanted to leverage Azure in their classroom for some of their advanced...

Author: markga Date: 04/09/2016

Many new Azure releases last week at Build

There were many new releases and features added to Azure last week announced at the Build...

Author: markga Date: 04/04/2016

How can I tell what version of Azure PowerShell I am running?

We update the Azure PowerShell modules quite often as we are now on version 1.3 as of March 2016....

Author: markga Date: 03/31/2016

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