Hands on lab – Create Virtual Network using Portal, CLI & PowerShell

Following is a Hands on lab excerpt from Implementing Virtual Network Part 1 Chapter from upcoming book Azure Administrator Study & Lab Guide: AZ-100. Create Virtual Network using Portal In this exercise we will create Virtual Network “VNETCloud” in Resource Group HKPortal using 10.1.0.0/16 address space in East US 2 Location. We will name Default … Continue reading Hands on lab – Create Virtual Network using Portal, CLI & PowerShell

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SQL Server Stretch Database

SQL Server Stretch Database feature migrates warm & cold data from on-premises SQL Server to the Azure SQL Instance in Microsoft Azure cloud. Stretch Database is a feature of SQL Server 2016. Architecture and Working of SQL Server Stretch Database Figure below shows the architecture of SQL Server Stretch Database. When you enable Stretch Database … Continue reading SQL Server Stretch Database

Data Compliance in Cloud with Immutable Blob Storage

Many BFSI companies are not moving data to cloud because of regulatory compliance issues. BFSI organizations are required to retain business-related communications in a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) or immutable state that ensures they are non-erasable and non-modifiable for a specific retention interval by regulators such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), … Continue reading Data Compliance in Cloud with Immutable Blob Storage

New Azure Certifications & Books

New Azure Certifications At Ignite 2018, Microsoft Certification team released following new Azure Certification Exams both at Associate and at Expert Level. Azure Solution Architect Expert Azure Administrator Associate Azure Developer Associate Azure Devops Engineer Expert Azure Solution Architect Expert To earn Azure Solution Architect Expert you need to pass 2 Exams – AZ-300 & … Continue reading New Azure Certifications & Books

Design Case Study – Secure Remote Access to on-premises Application

A regional confectionary company in USA manufactures and sells its products like Cookies, Cakes & Chocolates to consumers in the state of California. Products are sold to consumer’s indirectly through retailers. Their sales people visit the retailer premises for order booking every week. The stock is then delivered directly to retailers by the company. To … Continue reading Design Case Study – Secure Remote Access to on-premises Application

Identity options with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) – Second Revision

This is second revised post on Identity options with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The original post was published on 16th July, 2017. First revised post was published on 3rd November, 2017. In the first revision, Pass through Authentication identity option was added. Second revision includes PingFederate identity option. Identity option with Azure AD only … Continue reading Identity options with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) – Second Revision

Design case study – Business Continuity Solution for Web/App tier and Database Tier

Following is a Mini Design Scenario excerpt from Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Study & Lab Guide Part 2: Exam 70-535. An Automobile giant is running a 2-tier Dealer application – web/app tier running on Azure Web App and Database Tier running on Azure SQL Database. Recently they had a regional outage and had to face … Continue reading Design case study – Business Continuity Solution for Web/App tier and Database Tier