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Azure IaaS Operations Guidance aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide

BOOKMARK THIS!  aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide This is a collection of Azure Infrastructure installation...

Author: mzbowe Date: 04/04/2018

Got Power BI? aka.ms/Azure/PowerBI

The Power of Power BI! Moving forward into 2018, I am undertaking some special projects to create...

Author: mzbowe Date: 03/22/2018

Azure and Flow, better together! aka.ms/Azure/Flow

Recently while sitting and waiting in a waiting room, because that's what you do there, I started...

Author: mzbowe Date: 12/22/2017

Azure Government Resources aka.ms/Azure/Gov

As I have been doing more and more Hybrid Cloud Foundation engagements with government agencies or...

Author: mzbowe Date: 11/02/2017

How Many Azure Subscriptions is enough? aka.ms/Azure/Subscriptions

How many Subscriptions is enough? Comparative Anatomy of Forests to Subscriptions This question come...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/17/2017

Azure Stack @ Ignite!

Ignite in Orlando has already come and gone, and now you can watch many great sessions on Azure...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/08/2017

Learn Azure - Resources plus Certification aka.ms/Azure/Learn

Azure and Azure Stack certification preparation readiness links. Azure Learning Resources Training...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/27/2017

AzureStack Security aka.ms/AzureStack/Security

Hello once again!  This will be an evolving blog, but many are asking what are the specific...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/13/2017

Azure Resource Manager aka.ms/Azure/ARM

This content was previously on my http://aka.ms/Azure/IaaSOpsGuide.  I've pulled it out to use a...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/13/2017

Azure Security Resources | aka.ms/Azure/Security

Here is a collection of documents, videos and guidance for making a more secure Azure environment...

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/08/2017

Azure Stack Shortcuts | aka.ms/AzureStack/Shortcuts

Shortcuts for learning about Azure Stack, shortcuts for training and certification, and just...

Author: mzbowe Date: 05/14/2017

SQL comparison

This post is really just a place for me and others to have one resource to compare the following SQL...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/14/2017

Back to Basics with Active Directory | aka.ms/Identity/AD

As my career progresses and I dive deeper and deeper into the cloud, every once in a while my core...

Author: mzbowe Date: 12/23/2016

One Dozen Azure Apps to Test for Identity with Azure AD

Just like a good book, you buy one and hope to then read it someday in your "free" time. So here are...

Author: mzbowe Date: 11/24/2016

In this post, I am taking another shortcut out of the aka.ms/Azure/Shortcuts page and expanding it...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/26/2016

What's the difference? aka.ms/Azure/LoadBalancers

In Azure or on-premises, there are many different types of load balancers to use. While the basic...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/24/2016

Everything you wanted to know about Azure Templates aka.ms/Azure/Templates

While my intent of this blog is to introduce a new template preview feature in the Azure portal, I...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/19/2016

Identity Sessions On-Demand @ MS Ignite 2017 aka.ms/Identity/Ignite

Whether you made it to MS Ignite 2017 in Orlando or not this year, you may not have been able to see...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/11/2016

Ignite 2016 Cert Prep Sessions aka.ms/IgniteCertPrep

Bookmark This! aka.ms/IgniteCertPrep Hello all.  I have started to deliver my usual Azure Cert Prep...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/27/2016

Azure Identity Updates Sept 12th - hot off the press

Hello all.  Was scouring the Azure site for what't new, and discovered several new posts for...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/13/2016

Got Azure? Get ARM Policies! aka.ms/Azure/Policies

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Policies In my Azure Online IaaS Operations guide...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/07/2016

Got VM Scale Sets? aka.ms/Azure/VMSS

VM Scale Sets enable you to deploy and manage multiple VMs as a set. Instead of provisioning...

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/25/2016

Got Azure DNS? aka.ms/Azure/DNS

Hello all.  I am seeing the need for not only one stop shopping for my Azure Shortcuts list, but...

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/24/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Administration

Overview There are many different links out there that talk about how to administer Azure Resources....

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/21/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Monitor

As my Azure IaaS Operations Guide continues to grow, I wanted to break off parts for their own...

Author: mzbowe Date: 07/02/2016

A new blog name and URL

Just a short post.  I think Tangent Thoughts doesn't really apply as much as it did 5 years ago when...

Author: mzbowe Date: 06/25/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Tools

I have lots of links covering Azure global and specific topics.  For example, my warehouse of Azure...

Author: mzbowe Date: 06/22/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/DevOps

aka.ms/AzureStack/DevOps too! Hello everyone.  Here is another totally tangent thought.  ....Well in...

Author: mzbowe Date: 06/15/2016

Bookmark This! aka.ms/KeyVault

Azure Key Vault Resources If you have Keys and Secrets that you need to protect in Azure, we have a...

Author: mzbowe Date: 04/26/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/svm |Shielded VM resources

Shielded Virtual Machines (SVM) A Shielded VM is a generation 2 (supported on Windows Server 2012...

Author: mzbowe Date: 04/21/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Identity/Wiki THE Identity Wiki - coming soon...

COMING SOON! As the leader of the internal Identity Communities at Microsoft, I am going to pull...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/27/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/RSS | THIS, is how you keep up-to-date on Azure - The TOP 6

Time for another Tangent Thought for my newest post. Many people ask me, how they heck do we keep...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/27/2016

Step-by-Step How to create new NSG in V2 Portal

While many of the details about NSGs can be found at https://aka.ms/Azure/NSG this blog will...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/21/2016

Bookmark this! aka.ms/Azure/Shortcuts | Just scroll and click

That is it!  A work in progress. But then, isn't Azure just that way? Always.  Just want to make it...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/04/2016

Azure AD Connect updates!

WOW!  Lots of new goodness for Azure AD Connect!  Here are a few that I have found in searching...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/24/2015

Azure Recovery Options aka.ms/Azure/BCDR

This is a collection of Azure Disaster Recovery Options.  By keeping the links up to date with each...

Author: mzbowe Date: 10/09/2015

Sharing what I am working on once again...another Tangent Thought! Here are two topics that may be...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/30/2015

RMS Analyzer Tool for Azure Admins

I try to blog on what I do for my customers. Since the last blog https://aka.ms/AzureRMSlinks was a...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/29/2015

Azure RMS | Just what you need to know

There is a ton of information out there. I for one, always love what can be found in TechNet. But...

Author: mzbowe Date: 09/16/2015

Azure Active Directory Core Skills | Level 100

These are the fundamental skills and concepts that everyone should be familiar with about Azure...

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/20/2015

Azure Active Directory Resources you can use right now

Bookmark this! aka.ms/AzureADLinksAfter having done considerable work for Azure Exam certification...

Author: mzbowe Date: 08/19/2015

Ready for this? "Exam 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012"

After I presented this session at Ignite, I wanted to start to add more resources to help people...

Author: mzbowe Date: 07/28/2015

PKI and Certificate Resources

Bookmark this!  https://aka.ms/PkiLinks Email Great PKI Links Here Having taken some recent internal...

Author: mzbowe Date: 06/24/2015

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Bookmark this! aka.ms/AzureMFA As I make resources for my customers and internal community members...

Author: mzbowe Date: 05/24/2015

Ready for this? "Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions" Exam 70-534

BOOKMARK THIS aka.ms/certification/70-534 to get the updates to this page after I present this...

Author: mzbowe Date: 05/03/2015

Ready for this? "Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions" Exam 70-533

Please bookmark and share this easy URL :) aka.ms/certification/70-533   Were you at Ignite?  If...

Author: mzbowe Date: 03/26/2015

Welcome to this custom Quick Reference Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/22/2015

Install and Configure a Simple .Net 4.5 Sample Federated Application (aka.ms/SampApp)

I do this from time to time and often have to figure out what I didn't do right :(  So this time, I...

Author: mzbowe Date: 02/20/2015

QRG | Quick Reference Guide | Migrating from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2

Here is yet another tangent thought totally not related to any other of my blog posts! Maybe some...

Author: mzbowe Date: 01/16/2015

Application Proxy Blog

Hello all. Another Tangent thought to add. I am now a guest blogger on the Application Proxy Blog. I...

Author: mzbowe Date: 11/15/2014

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