Azure shared disks is a new feature for Azure managed disks that enables you to attach a managed disk to multiple virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously. Attaching a managed disk to multiple VMs allows you to either deploy new or migrate existing clustered (e.g. Windows Clustering) applications to Azure. Unfortunately Azure…


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A resource lock prevents resources from being accidentally deleted or changed.

Imagine a scenario where an IT administrator was performing routine cleanup of unused resources in Azure. The admin accidentally deleted resources that appeared to be unused. …


The Activity log is a platform log in Azure that provides insight into subscription-level events. It provides insight into the operations on each Azure resource in the subscription. Use the Activity Log, to determine the what, who, and when for any write operations (PUT, POST, DELETE) taken on the resources…


Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop , or WVD in short is a born in the cloud “Desktop-As-a-Service platform service offering built on top of Microsoft Azure. It enables a secure, remote desktop experience on any device from anywhere. In order to support remote workforce you need to have the right productivity…


The Container Storage Interface (CSI) is a standard for exposing arbitrary block and file storage systems to containerized workloads on Container Orchestration Systems (COs) like Kubernetes. …


Our state (California) is still in lockdown state and as I continue to catch up on Azure updates, here are some AKS GA and preview features that came to my mind.

Support for Ephemeral OS Disks

Ephemeral OS disks are stored only on the host machine (node VM), just like a temporary disk. This provides…


I was working on a customer project in which they deploy ~400 VMs via ARM templates. Among other things, they have a need to set the default locales (German, France, Japan etc..) in their Azure Virtual Machines.

After googling in StackOverflow, twitter, Quora and checking with the extended team here’s…


I came from Java/J2EE background and I haven’t had a chance to use .NET Core until I started working in Microsoft. Here’s my attempt to deploy .NET Core Containerized Apps to AKS in few steps. We are going to start with a plain vanilla .NET Core Web API

Prerequisites

  • A…


Are you planning to conduct a hackathon or hands-on-labs in your organization but are short of time to procure hardware, licenses etc. …


During the Christmas break (CY2020), I was catching up on Azure updates and came across this feature in Azure Portal. I felt it’s worth sharing.

To help you manage Azure resources more easily, we can create automated management tasks for a specific resource or resource group by using automation task…

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