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Azure Blob Storage… Recycle Bin!!!!!!! Remember all that red alerts when comes to deleting blobs? Ah, forget them! Microsoft Azure brought the Windows Recycle Bin to Azure and named it Soft delete. The soft delete feature basically is similar to the Windows recycle bin. Deleting a file from the Windows explorer, the Operating System instead

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Free e-book: Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide Microsoft Azure is giving free a Strategy and Implementation guide for Azure. This e-book provides guidance, architecture and advises to implement and integrate cloud technologies. This guide is directed to system administrators, cloud architects and project managers. It has for chapters, the Governance, the Architecture, the Application development

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Get early access to large disks support of Azure Backup & more Azure Backup’s 1TB limitation at last is over! Now you can backup VMs with disk sizes up to 4TB(4095GB), both managed and unmanaged. Also has improvements on backup and recovery performance that you can find here. Starting today login to the Portal, go to

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Azure App Service, get data from on-premises databases securely There are many scenarios where we want to have the Web Application on the Cloud but on the other hand, due to various limitations, the database stays on-premises. Azure has a service, called Azure Hybrid Connections, that allows the Web App to connect to on-premises databases,

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Για πολλούς, ένα πρόβλημα στο να χρησιμοποιήσουν την Azure SQL, είναι η δημόσια πρόσβαση. Μετά τα τελευταία Azure updates μπορούμε να χρησιμοποιήσουμε τα service endpoints ώστε να ασφαλίσουμε την Azure SQL μέσα σε ένα VNET. Ας ξεκινήσουμε λοιπόν να βάλουμε την Azure SQL μέσα σε ένα VNET. Ανοίγουμε το Azure Portal και ξεκινάμε να δημιουργήσουμε

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Azure Update Management

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by

Have you checked the update management system for your Azure and On-Premises server that supports both Windows and Linux operating systems? And it is completely free! Please find the full list of supported operating systems and prerequisites here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/operations-management-suite/oms-solution-update-management#prerequisites. Lets get started. The easiest way is to start from an Azure VM. Go to the

Custom pfSense on Azure Rm | a complete guide

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by

A complete guide on how to create a pfSense VM on a local Hyper-V server, prepare it for Microsoft Azure, upload the disk to Azure and create a multi-NIC VM. Download the latest image from https://www.pfsense.org/download/ Open Hyper-V Manager create a Generation 1 VM. I added 4096 ram, 2 cores, use VHD, add an extra

Azure File Sync & DFS Namespace

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by

Azure File Sync is a new Azure feature, still in preview, that allows to sync a folder between your local file server and Azure Files. This way your files are accessible both locally at your file server and publicly at Azure Files using an SMB 3.0 client. Also the files can be protected online using

Bulletproof manage your Azure VMs

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by

Continuing the Azure Security Center posts, today we will see a new feature of the Security Center, called Just in Time VM Access. As best security practice, all the management ports of a Virtual Machine should be closed using Network Security Groups. Only the ports required for any published services should be opened, if any.

At this series of posts we will make a walk along the Azure Security Center, to see some common usage scenarios. Like how we can use it to protect from a Virtual Machine to a whole Data Center. To make it easier to understand we will start with a typical Azure IaaS scenario. A Virtual

As we have already saw at a previews post, we can use the Service Endpoints to protect an Azure SQL Server inside an Azure Virtual Network. Today we will see how we can protect a Storage Account. First we need to enable the Microsoft.Storage Service Endpoint to an existing Virtual Network or create a new

Secure your Azure SQL locally inside your vnet  using service endpoints For many companies, a throwback of using Azure SQL was the Public Access. After the latest Azure updates you can use the service endpoints to  Secure your Azure SQL locally inside your vnet! For the time, the feature is available only at the West

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