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 so I put together a quick FAQ on what it is and how to use it:   What is the Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB)? Azure Hybrid Use Benefit is where you can bring your own on premises…

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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 covers covers single-instance Azure SQL DBs (Elastic pools require separate design considerations beyond the scope of this article). Creating your new Database Spinning a new SQL DB is essentially a 4 step process and can be done via…


Many new Azure releases last week at Build

There were many new releases and features added to Azure last week announced at the Build conference. Here are a few releases that are relevant to education: Azure App Service – GA The App Service release is composed of Web Apps, Mobile Apps, API Apps, Function Apps, and Logic Apps all residing on a hyper-scale…


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.  The challenge, if you don’t keep up to date with your Azure PowerShell ARM modules, is you might not able to execute some newer ARM cmdlets such as the new Export-AzureRMResourceGroup cmdlet for example.  The…


How can I map my existing Azure ARM resources visually?

This is a common question I get asked. The good news is there is a new feature with ARM resources where you can export a template of a Resource Group and then import this into the ARM visualizer tool. I will show the steps below how to do this:   1) In the new Azure…

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Useful education Github templates for Azure

We leverage Github as a main repository for Azure SDKs, APIs, and JSON templates so you can quickly build solutions in Azure. Other education customers have posted useful templates to Github for automating Azure buildouts as well.  You can invoke these JSON templates via Azure PowerShell, Azure REST APIs, or Azure CLI. and Here are some useful education…


RedHat Linux 6.7 and 7.2 marketplace images now available for Azure

Here is a quick step by step I put together:   1) Grab RedHat 6.7 or 7.2 image from the Azure Marketplace or in the Azure portal visit +New > Compute > See All, search for ‘Red Hat’ and select the image version.   2) Click ‘Create Virtual machine’ and leave it as ‘Resource Manager’…


Where can I find Azure training?

For our first post, I figured I would post on Azure training since I get asked this question quite a bit from our education customers.   Here is a starting list for Azure training and readiness: 1) Visit our Azure documentation public site here. There you will find a nice breakout of each Azure service such as Compute, Analytics, etc.:…


Welcome to Azure in Education!

Welcome to the Azure in Education blog! We are a group of Cloud Solution Architects working with higher ed and K12 education customers throughout the United States. Our amazing Azure education team has a great variety of backgrounds to share on this blog including development, opensource, Linux/Windows infrastructure, and many emerging skills like IoT and machine learning. Our mission for this blog is to share Azure information…

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