Changing the License Type for an existing Virtual Machine Scale Set to use the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

If you’re an enterprise customer that has existing Windows Server licenses that you want to use in Azure, you can take advantage of Azure Hybrid Use Benefit to bring those licenses to the cloud. We have those steps documented for a number of scenarios here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/hybrid-use-benefit-licensing. However, what if you want to convert to AHUB…

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Query ASR Replicated Item Status using Powershell

In this short blog post, I am going to show how to query the status of replicated items in an Azure Site Recovery (ASR) vault.  My objective for this post is to share some of the details of ASR Powershell API/object model that may not be obvious immediately.  There are two reasons for this in…

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Cost Optimization on Azure

Cost is always a concern with customers when it comes to the cloud. I’ve had a number of conversations with customers lately around how they can take advantage of various offers and benefits on Azure to reduce their costs, and I thought I’d share some of them here as well. There are many things you…

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Azure Administrator Account Security

In this short post I wanted to share a couple of recommendations that I give to customers to ensure their Azure administrator accounts are secured. Because the resources you deploy in Azure (or any cloud for that matter) are in all likelihood critical to running your business, you need to ensure the credentials themselves used…

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